Tay Broadley is an actor, extra, guitarist, director and singer based in Western Australia. In the lead-up to TICK, TICK … BOOM! we asked him five important questions. 

Give us 5 reasons people should come to see Tick, Tick … Boom!

  • The cast is fantastic.
  • Small-scale musicals deserve more love.
  • There are a million hidden references for musical theatre fans to find.
  • We’re taking the show into a different style of staging that I’m not used to seeing in Perth.
  • This might be one of the most underrated shows out there from the writer of one of the most popular shows out there.

What are your 5 favourite songs in the musical?

  • “30/90”
  • “Johnny Can’t Decide”
  • “Sunday”
  • “Why”
  • “Louder than Words”

What are 5 things you like about being a director?  

  • Being able to tell a story from all angles of production.
  • Being able to experiment visually with a show.
  • Getting to see a crew of talent bring things to the table I could never think of.
  • Having the ability to take risks and see them either fall apart or pay off massively.
  • Creative freedom

What are 5 things you have learned about theatre since getting involved?

  • You’re always going to be your own harshest critic.
  • Every aspect of the production deserves care and respect.
  • Carry yourself from the inside out, not the outside in.
  • Never underestimate a creative hunch.
  • Gaffer tape is the most useful member of the entire cast and crew.

Tell us 5 shows you dream of directing.

  • American Idiot
  • American Psycho
  • Spring Awakening
  • Once
  • Brother Wolf 

Book your tickets to TICK, TICK … BOOM! now. 

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