7 hours ago
It was announced last week that Be More Chill will be having it's final performance on Broadway on August 11, and I just want to take this time to say farewell. (This is gonna be a bit long, please just indulge me for a moment.) This show has meant the absolute WORLD to me since the moment I discovered it in May of 2017. A lot of people who were following me around then probably remember that nearly every post I made was musical related, and most of them were about this one in particular.
Something about it just resonated with me so hard. It was my muse for a very long time. And it was with me through some very difficult points in my life. There was a summer I spent without any internet or cable at my house. It was absolute hell and I probably would have died from boredom had it not been for the few dvds laying around my room and the audio boot of the BMC performance at TwoRiver that I had saved to my computer. I listened to it nearly every day and it made those days so much better, even slightly. And I could probably recite the entire show now if someone asked me to.
When I heard BMC would be going Off-Broadway I lost my mind. It was one of the best days of my life. Seeing this show grow from an obscure gem from a small theater in New Jersey to going all the way to BROADWAY was so incredible and I'm so glad I was along for the ride. I wish I could've had a chance to see it on Broadway, but I saw one of the Off-Broadway shows and it's an experience that I wouldn't trade for anything in the world.
I just want to say thank you. Thank you to all the wonderful cast and crew members who bring this show to life every night. Thank you to the Joes for creating such a masterpiece. Thank you to every other fan and/or artist out there that helped this show become known to the world. And most of all, thank you to Ned Vizzini for creating the first spark of life for this world. The book may be flawed in a lot of ways, but none of this would have been possible without it. May he rest in peace. And thank you to anyone who actually read this far. Let me know if you actually did. I could probably go on about this show for hours, but alas I have reached the character limit.