‘Be More Chill’ opens at the new Schumo Theater, Oct. 20

The Community Connection - - ENTERTAINMENT - From Bev­erly Houck Yocum In­sti­tute for Arts Ed­u­ca­tion

“Be More Chill” is an hon­est, edgy, and hu­mor­ous look at grow­ing up in the dig­i­tal age, set to some of the most ex­cit­ing songs in con­tem­po­rary mu­si­cal theater. This orig­i­nal mu­si­cal com­edy looks at mod­ern is­sues like de­pres­sion, bul­ly­ing, anx­i­ety and sex­u­al­ity through the lens of sci-fi films of the ‘50s, hor­ror flicks of the ‘80s, and teen movies of the ‘90s. The mu­si­cal is al­ready beloved by mil­lions of theater fans be­cause of its best­selling Bill­board Top 10 cast record­ing.

The lo­cal pro­duc­tion will be staged in the new Schumo Theater at the Yocum In­sti­tute for Arts Ed­u­ca­tion, 3000 Penn Av­enue, West Lawn, from Oct. 20 to Oct. 28. For more in­for­ma­tion about the show or to pur­chase tick­ets, visit in­sti­tu­teof-arts.org.

“Be More Chill” is sup­ported in part by the Berks County Com­mu­nity Foun­da­tion’s Di­ver­sity Al­liance, Read­ing Mu­sic Foun­da­tion and PA Coun­cil on the Arts.

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