Burn All Night
A.R.T. Season, OBERON Shows
August 18 - September 8, 2017
"An out-of-this-world, world premiere, end-of-the-world musical.. The tale, talent, and tunes immediately grabbed me."
Joyce Kulhawik
"As an immersive experience, "Burn All Night" hits its mark"
Robert Nesti, EDGE Media Network

Book and Lyrics by Andy Mientus
Music by Van Hughes, Nicholas LaGrasta, and Brett Moses
Directed by Jenny Koons

In an age of uncertainty, four lost souls come to the city in search of themselves. An unflinching look at being young on the eve of global catastrophe, this world premiere musical directed by Jenny Koons (A Sucker EmceeIn This Moment) and choreographed by Tony nominee Sam Pinkleton (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812) features a synth-pop score by Teen Commandments members Van HughesNicholas LaGrasta, and Brett Moses with a book and lyrics by Andy Mientus (“SMASH”).

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Burn All Night performs in OBERON’s immersive 18+ nightclub setting (standing room on the dance floor).
While many dates are already sold out, there may be tickets available at the door the night of each performance or there is a daily lottery run through TodayTix. Ticket availability will vary per night and is not guaranteed.

Audiences Love 'Burn All Night' at A.R.T.: 

Audiences love 'Burn All Night' at A.R.T.

Andy Mientus with Teen Commandments @ Feinstein's 54 Below "Famous" Manhattan Kids

Creative team
Book Andy Mientus
Music by

Van Hughes, Nicholas LaGrasta, Brett Moses

Director Jenny Koons
Choreographer Sam Pinkleton
Scenic Designer Sara Brown
Costume Designer Evan Prizant
Lighting Designer Bradley King
Sound Designer Jessica Paz
Casting Stephanie Yankwitt
Associate Choreographer Ari Groover
Production Stage Manager Taylor Brennan
Music Supervision & Vocal Arrangements Cian McCarthy
Bobby Lincoln Clauss
Zak Kenneth Clark
Holly Krystina Alabado
Will Perry Sherman
The Kids

Gabrielle Carrubba, Aurie Ceylon, Marquis Johnson, Ashley LaLonde, AJ Rafael, MJ Rodriguez, Jamar Williams

Bandleader/Keyboards Michael Mastroianni
Drums Maxime Cholley
Bass Maddie Jay
Guitar Claudio Rainó
Additional staff
Assistant Stage Manager Alycia Marucci
Assistant Scenic Designer

Madie Hays

Costume Design Assistant

Aislinn Brophy

Assistant Light Designer

Bailey Costa

Assistant Sound Designer

Peter Gangi

Voice and Text Erika Bailey
Assistant Director

Thomas Peterson

Script Consultant

Tony Meneses

Assistant Music Director

Brian Ge

Keyboard & Computer Programmer Nicholas LaGrasta
Additional Programming Brett Moses

Daniel Gittler

A.R.T. Institute Production Dramaturg

Yan Chen

Producing Assistant

Emily Bergquist

Production Assistants

Beckett Mullen, Claire Rivkin

A.R.T. Summer Internship Program

Tara Balan, Emerson College '19, Development

Finn Bamber, Maumee Valley Country Day School '18, Lighting

Hannah Berkowitz, New York University '21, Artistic

Lily Davis, The Brearly School '18, Artistic

Brian Ge, Harvard University '18, Artistic^

Holden Higgins, Stuyvesant High School '18, Artistic

David Lynch, Harvard University '20, Education & Community Programs^

Ashley LaLonde, Harvard University '20, Artistic^

Michelle LoRicco, University of Central Florida MFA '18, Education & Community Programs

Beckett Mullen, Harvard University '18, Artistic^

Thomas Peterson, Harvard University '18, Artistic^

Allison Pichowicz, Carnegie Mellon University MAM '18, Marketing

Claire Rivkin, Harvard University '19, Artistic^

Zoë Sonnenberg, Stanford University '18, Education & Community Programs

Jamie Tippett, Stanford University '19, Sound

^With support from the Harvard University Office of Career Services 


Harvard sophomore in ‘Burn All Night’ doesn’t have to choose. More

I was tired when I walked in and fired up when I left. The show is propelled by ingenious direction and up to the minute choreography. More

Though an escape, “Burn All Night” is a very of-the-moment piece. The most vivid parallels exist between our imploding political situation and uncertain environmental future and the apocalyptic tune of the show. More

There's much fun to be had in its current iteration, which has catchy, pop-synthed songs beautifully sung by the company and a staging that can't help but bring the audience into the action. More

Powered by an upbeat synthpop score that features a few numbers that sound like they were snatched from 80’s teen movies like “Weird Science” or cult favorite “Better Off Dead”, “Burn All Night” rocks out pretty well overall. More

[Burn All Night has] an engaging score that makes one feel like dancing... and a cast of performers who are always entertaining to watch. More

It makes for a fun night out, particularly for audience members who opt for standing-room tickets and see the show unfold around them, as director Jenny Koons uses Oberon’s flexible space to good advantage. More

Indeed, life is imitating art in more ways than one with “Burn All Night.” Mientus’s initial inspiration for the show — about a group of hard-partying Manhattan millennials facing the prospect of adulthood and the possible end of the world while delving deep into the night life — was drawn from his own experiences after first moving to New York. More

Mientus collaborated with the Brooklyn-based Teen Commandments on the new musical, starting this week at the American Repertory Theater. More

It takes a while to learn the craft of writing a play. The first effort by any playwright usually ends up in a cardboard box in the attic, or in the shredder. Andy Mientus’ first play will wind up at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge. More

Press Releases

Singer-songwriter AJ Rafael will take over the American Repertory Theater’s Twitter and Instagram accounts on Friday, September 1, 2017, to share behind-the-scenes exclusives from his experience as one of The Kids in Burn All Night.
The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University is pleased to present Burn All Night, with Book and Lyrics by Andy Mientus, Music by Van Hughes, Nick LaGrasta, and Brett Moses, Choreography by Sam Pinkleton, and Directed by Jenny Koons.
The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University is pleased to announce its 2017/18 Season including Burn All Night, WARHOLCAPOTE, Sense and Sensibility, HEAR WORD! Naija Woman Talk True, The White Card, and Jagged Little Pill.

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Ticket prices

Tickets from $25

Run time

95 minutes with one 5 minute intermission.


OBERON 2 Arrow St.
Cambridge, MA 02138

Tickets: 617.547.8300

Administrative Office: 617.495.2668

Need to know

The Dance Floor is standing room only. Patrons will move with the show as actors and scenic elements move around the space. Due to the immersive nature of the show, programs will be distributed after the show.


Please note: This production contains haze, strobe lights, sexual themes, strong language, and loud music. Ear plugs are available upon request.

Age Appropriateness

OBERON is an 18+ venue. Audience members under the age of 18 may attend with a parent or guardian. Burn All Night is a production intended for mature High School students. Must be 21+ to drink alcohol.


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Burn All Night Digital Ticket Lottery via TodayTix

For each performance of Burn All Night, a limited number of $10 Standing Room tickets will be available via mobile Lottery through our digital partner, TodayTix

The Lottery entry period will begin each day at midnight EST and continue until 5 hours prior to showtime. 

How to Enter the Digital Lottery:

1. Download the TodayTix app in the App Store or Google Play Store. Open the app and scroll to find Burn All NightClick here to download the TodayTix app.

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