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Be More Chill (Spring 2019)

Music and Lyrics by Joe Iconis

Book by Joe Tracz

Based on the Novel by Ned Vizzini

Directed and Choreographed by Jon Martinez

Jeremy Heere is just an average teenager. That is, until he finds out about “The Squip” – a tiny supercomputer that promises to bring him everything he desires most: a date with Christine, an invite to the raddest party of the year and a chance to survive life in his suburban New Jersey high school. But is being the most popular guy in school worth the risk? BE MORE CHILL is based on the novel by Ned Vizzini. This production is the annual spring collaboration between Playhouse Square and Baldwin Wallace University’s renowned music theatre and arts management programs.

BE MORE CHILL is presented through special arrangement with R & H Theatricals:

Jeremy Heere - Jahir Hipps
Christine Canigula - Amy Keum
Michael Mell - Enrique Miguel
Jake Dillinger - Jake Slater
Rich - Charlie H. Ray
Chloe - Shelby Griswold
Brooke - Nadina Hassan
Jenna Rolan - Veronica Otim
Jeremy's Dad/Mr. Reyes - Marcus Martin
The Squip - Warren Egypt Franklin
Scary Stockboy/Ensemble - Nick Cortazzo
Ensemble - Courtney Hausman, Andrew Nelin, Gillian Jackson Han

Keyboard 1/Conductor - Matthew Webb
Tenor Sax/Bari Sax/Flute/Alto Recorder - Bettyjeane Quimby
Trumpet/Flugabone/Soprano Recorder/Keyboard 3 - Scott McKee
Guitar - Michael Simile
Bass - Alfredo Guerrieri
Drums/Percussion - Tyler Hawes
Keyboard 2/Vocoder - Lindsay Miller

Production Team:
Director/Choreographer - Jon Martinez
Music Director - Matthew Webb
Scenic/Lighting Designer - Russ Borski
Costume Designer - Susanne Houstle
Sound Designer - Elizabeth Cahill
Production Stage Manager - Jack-Anthony Ina
Assistant Director - Brendan O'Connell
Production Manager - Tesia Benson
Programmer -Steve Shack
Assistant Stage Manager - Jenna Coffey
Production Assistant -Eric Graupensperger
Assistant Sound Designer - RJ Heitman