Performances: September 20–October 6 at the Murray Theater.
Director/Choreographer: Cooper Howell
Music Director: David Evanoff
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. Ages 18 and older only.
Auditions: Tuesday, April 23 and Wednesday, April 24 from 6 p.m.–9 p.m. at the Murray Theater.
Callbacks: Saturday, April 27 from 9 a.m.–12 p.m. at the Murray Theater.