Project Description

Be More Chill is a contemporary musical based on the novel by Ned Vizzini and features awesome music and lyrics by Joe Iconis and book by Joe Tracz.

Jeremy is just an average teenager trying to survive his high school years with his best friend Michael. That is, until he discovers “The Squip” – a tiny supercomputer that promises to bring him the thing he desires most: a date with Christine. But for his chance to thrive, he must take the upgrade to navigate the dangerous high schools halls.

Lightbox Productions was honoured to present the Victorian Premiere production of Be More Chill in June of 2018.  It also marked the premiere musical theatre performance for Lightbox Productions.

Show Dates: 14th June – 16th June 2018

Venue: Knox Community Arts Centre


Jeremy Heere: Dylan Mazurek
Michael Mell: Luke Martin
The SQUIP: Eleni Tsombanopoulos
Christine Canigula: Maddy Connolly
Brooke: Jessica Mathewes
Chloe: Kirsten Manuel
Jenna Rolan: Melanie Verhagen
Rich: Luke Peverelle
Jake/Jeremy’s Dad: Luke McCaughey
Mrs Reyes: Caitlin Stewart
Ensemble: Amy Trice, Maddy Leane, Georgia McAleer, Jordyn Hogg


Keys 1/Conductor: Peter Verhagen
Keys 2/Vocoder: Darcy Myring
Keys 3: Samuel Rash
Guitar: Arthur Xafis
Bass: Oliver Ryan
Drums: Matt Di Nardo

Pit Singers:

Adriana Dall’Este
Alana Dare
Andrew Vassett
Daniel Bugge
Jonathan Carter
Matilda O’Riley
Steph Oates


Artistic Director/Executive Producer: Peter Verhagen
Stage Director: Jared Smith
Vocal Director: Darcy Myring
Band Director: Peter Verhagen
Choreographer: Emma James
Technical Direction: Peter Verhagen/Chris Keuken
Costume Design: Catherine Hemphill
Lighting/Sound/Vision Design: Peter Verhagen
Set Design: Chris Keuken
Sound Operation: Josh Oliver
Stage Manager: Annie Italiano
Assistant Stage Managers: Jon Italiano, Ellandi Williams-Marsden
Front of House Managers: Imogen Whittaker/Jared Smith/Emma James
Graphic Design: Luke Martin/Peter Verhagen