Be More Chill is our next Teen Workshop! Our Audition Workshop will act as the auditions for this workshop production. Go here to learn about the Audition and Be More Chill Workshops.
Performances: November 10th, 11th, 16th, 17th and 18th
Synopsis: Jeremy Heere is just your average dork trying to survive life in his suburban New Jersey high school. When he swallows a pill-sized supercomputer called “The Squip” that promises to bring him everything he desires most, he is transformed from complete geek to the coolest guy in class. But is being the most popular guy in school worth the risk?
Jeremy Heere: Male, 14 – 18, Sweet, introspective, awkward, and very much uncool, he just hopes to keep his head down enough to survive high school and maybe get the girl of his dreams to notice him. Tenor.
Michael Mell: Male, 14 -18, Funny, laid-back, and very warm; although he’s uncool too, he’s comfortable in his own skin and happy to kick back, play video games with his best (and only) friend Jeremy, listen to Bob Marley, and wait for high school to be over. Tenor.
Christine Canigula: Female, 14 -18, Sweet, sensitive, smart, and a little nerdy; she’s a theater kid and cares deeply about it; the kind of girl who knows she’ll thrive in college. Mezzo-Soprano, Alto.
Jeremy’s Dad/Mr. Reyes/Scary Stockboy: Male, (to play 40-49) These could be split into one actor playing each role. Mr. Reyes can be Ms. Reyes
Jeremy’s Dad: Sweet, cheerful, and a little pathetic, his wife’s departure the year before has left him in denial and struggling to cope; terrified of everything, including stepping up as a father, he pretends everything is just fine.
Mr. Reyes: the drama teacher at the high school, whose dreams of an artistic production are crushed under the demands of school bureaucracy; emotional and prone to hiding his many disappointments under a constant hunger for Hot Pockets, he needs only the slightest encouragement to take the stage himself; Baritone.
Jake Dillinger: Male, 14 -18, the ultimate high school cool guy; handsome, popular, a star athlete from a rich family, he has everything going for him and he knows it; Alpha status is effortless to him and he might contain hidden depths, but it’s hard to see them when he gets whatever he wants all the time; Tenor/Baritone
Rich: Male, 14 – 18, the terror of the uncool kids, and will go out of his way to make their lives difficult; despite his meanness and almost certain criminal future, he has a secret that reveals a surprisingly sensitive side and a chance at possible redemption; Tenor
Chloe: Female, 14 – 18, the coolest girl in school; confident, crass, manipulative, and downright mean at times, she’s the undisputed queen of the social scene, and rules over her minions with unquestioned power; Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano
Brooke: Female, 14 – 18, the second coolest girl in school; sweet and a little insecure, she’s Chloe’s sidekick and always happy to defer to her, although she’s not nearly as driven or dominating; Mezzo-Soprano/Alto
Jenna Rolan: Female, 18-25, not one of the cool kids (although she desperately wants to be), she’s the school gossip who always has the dirt and is more than happy to tell anyone and everyone about it; Soprano/Mezzo-Soprano
The Squip: 14-18, the physical manifestation of a supercomputer which implants in Jeremy’s brain and teaches him how to be cool. The Squip appears as the coolest guy around – confident, self-assured, and literally all-knowing, with a hint of Keanu Reeves (the coolest guy Jeremy can think of) and an occasional tendency to be snide. However, since he is a supercomputer with his own agenda, he occasionally reveals a more mechanical, much darker side. Tenor.