Performances: September 20–October 6 at the Murray Theater.
Director/Choreographer: Cooper Howell
Synopsis: Based loosely on Puccini’s La Boheme, Jonathan Larson’s Rent follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York’s Lower East Side, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. The physical and emotional complications of the disease pervade the lives of Roger, Mimi, Tom, and Angel. Maureen deals with her chronic infidelity through performance art; her partner, Joanne, wonders if their relationship is worth the trouble. Benny has sold out his Bohemian ideals in exchange for a hefty income and is on the outs with his former friends. Mark, an aspiring filmmaker, feels like an outsider to life in general. How these young bohemians negotiate their dreams, loves, and conflicts provides the narrative thread to this groundbreaking musical.
Casting: 5m, 3f, plus ensemble for a cast of approximately 16. All roles are open. All ethnicities and types encouraged to apply.
Auditions: Sunday, May 5, from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. No sign-ups necessary. You may audition with a song from Rent. Callback notifications will be made after 3 p.m. at resident theater of Utah Rep, The Historic Murray Theater, 4961 So. State St.
Callbacks: Sunday, May 5, at 5-8 p.m.