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October 13, 2005

Autobiographical `tick, tick ... '

The lowdown -- The movie version of Jonathan Larson's Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Rent opens next month, but you can get a look at Larson's earlier work beginning tomorrow when his autobiographical musical tick, tick ... BOOM! opens at Mobtown Theater. Larson performed tick, tick ... BOOM! as a solo show under a different title in 1990. After the young composer's death from an aortic aneurysm in 1996 - hours after the final dress rehearsal of Rent - tick, tick was expanded to a three-person musical under the guidance of playwright David Auburn (Proof). The revised tale of a struggling composer debuted in 2001. The production is directed by Terry Long and stars Evan Shyer (pictured) as Jonathan, Howard J. Turner as his best friend and Shelly Work as Jonathan's girlfriend.

If you go -- Show times at Mobtown, 3600 Clipper Mill Road, are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 3 p.m. Oct. 30, through Nov. 5. Tickets are $15 (except the 8 p.m. Oct. 28 two-for-the-price-of-one performance). Call 410-467-3057.

J. WYNN ROUSUCK

Concert Artists' return

The lowdown -- The Concert Artists of Baltimore, which can be counted on to liven things up with imaginative programs and classy music-making, will open its 2005-2006 season by celebrating the genius of Johann Sebastian Bach. Founding artistic director Edward Polochick will conduct his choral and orchestral forces in excerpts from the B minor Mass, Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, Concerto for Two Violins and several other masterworks.

If you go -- The concert is at 8 p.m. Saturday at Gordon Center for Performing Arts, 3506 Gwynnbrook Ave., Owings Mills. For ticket information, call 410-625-3525 or visit www.cabalto.org.

TIM SMITH

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