QuackenSteele Theatre Company


Jonathan Larson’s

tick, tick...BOOM!


“With a mission “to bring contemporary, compelling, American theatre to our community that educates, entertains, and inspires audiences by challenging the realms of social abnormalities,” I can’t wait to see what’s next for QuackenSteele. The mostly full house on Friday night laughed, nodded their heads, rocked out, and stayed with the show the entire time.”


“A company couldn’t hope for a better opening.”


  • Rebecca Evans, DC Theatre Scene


“With TICK, TICK..…BOOM, QuackenSteele Theatre Company Makes Great First Impression”

“'s clear that QuackenSteele is here to make a strong impression and come out of the gate with guns blazing.”

“In contrast to another production of the show I saw in another city, the script is all the more powerful when the audience can not only appreciate the deep struggle each character is facing, but the bonds between them. So kudos to the director and cast members for bringing out those elements!”

“I can't wait to see what this company does next.”


  • Jennifer Perry, Broadway World DC


“The newly formed QuackenSteele Theatre Company introduced itself last night to the DC area with a very impressive debut production of Jonathan Larson’s autobiographical musical tick, tick… BOOM!”


“For a new company’s first time of the gate, they pretty much got everything right. This is a great accomplishment. From the casting to most of the tech aspects, QuackenSteele Theatre Company proves that they are taking theatre very seriously.”


“I urge all of you to take in tick, tick…BOOM! at Quackensteele Theatre Company. You will be supporting a group that is going to be a key player in the DC theatre community while getting to hear the work of a writer that was taken away from us all too soon. Welcome QuackenSteele Theatre Company. You have arrived in a big way.”


  • Elliot Lanes, Maryland Theatre Guide


“...the sort of show that immediately establishes QuackenSteele as an emerging force in DC theatre and a company for which the sky is the limit.”


“Tick, tick… BOOM! is a triumphant first step for Laura Quackenbush and Lou Steele, the producing team behind QuackenSteele.”


“...a beautiful, heartfelt production of a musical that teaches audiences to confidently grab hold of their dreams and never let go. Let’s hope Quackenbush and Steele take Larson’s advice and that tick, tick… BOOM! is just the first of many wonderful productions for this promising new company.”

  • Robert Montenegro, DC Metro Theater Arts