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Be More Chill

Jeremy Heere is just an average teenager. That is, until he finds out about "The Squip."

  • Full Length Musical
  • Dark Comedy, Comedy
  • 135 minutes

  • Time Period: Present Day, Contemporary
  • Target Audience: Teen (Age 14 - 18)
  • Set Requirements: Unit Set/Multiple Settings

  • Performance Group:
  • High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre
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.


"A high-energy, imaginative, well-crafted world premiere musical!"

 The Star-Ledger

"A vibrant, inventive musical that makes the most of every moment!"


"If you have a teen, know a teen or can rent a teen, take them to see a show all about them. It might even start a larger discussion afterward."

"With its easily relatable characters, clever twists and ebullient songs, it engages you from beginning to end. An effervescent, feel-good musical... a go-to choice for high school drama clubs everywhere."


"Sharp and smart, the musical perfectly balances the tragedy and hilarity of high school!"

 Tri City News

"Hip, energetic, vibrant and young!"

 The Social Media Chef

  • Casting: 6M, 4F
  • Casting Attributes: Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle), Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
  • Casting Notes: Be More Chill works best with a cast of diverse misfits who ooze personality and smarts. This isn't a musical for the popular kids, this is a musical for the Other kids. Be brave when choosing the right people for the roles and don't get hung up on traditional "types."

  • JEREMY HEERE - awkward high school junior
    CHRISTINE CANIGULA - high school theatre girl, sweetly dorky
    MICHAEL MELL - Jeremy's music-obsessed best friend
    JAKE DILLINGER - high school awesomeness personified
    RICH - five feet five inches of teenage bully
    CHLOE - the hottest girl in school, crass and confident
    BROOKE - the second hottest girl in school, insecure
    JENNA ROLAN - the girl who knows everyone's business
    JEREMY'S DAD - never wears pants. (Also: Mr. Reyes, Scary Stockboy)
    THE SQUIP - the supercomputer in Jeremy's head

    An ensemble may be added as desired.
  • Name Price
    Perusal Material Shipped immediately. This is optional. Order Now

    Lib-vocal book

    Pre-Production Pack Shipped upon receipt of a signed License Agreement and full payment of all invoices. This is optional.

    Libretto-Vocal Book / Piano-Vocal Score

    Rehearsal Material Shipped a minimum of 3 months before the last performance. This must be hired as a condition of the License to produce this show.

    20 Libretto-Vocal Books
    2 Piano-Vocal Scores

    $550.00 +$135.00/pm
    Orchestral Material Shipped a minimum of 1 month before the last performance. This is optional.

    1 Keyboard 1 / Conductor
    1 Keyboard 2 / Reeds (Tenor Sax, Bari Sax, Flute, Alto Recorder, Vocoder)
    1 Trumpet (Flugabone, Theremin, Soprano Recorder)
    1 Guitar
    1 Bass Guitar
    1 Drums / Percussion

    Keyboard Programming Files (Download – free with Orchestral Set if requested)

    $150.00 +$75.00/pm