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    By Jonathan Larson

    21:00, Mon 2nd – Fri 6th August 2021 at Random Venue 89
    Summer Vacation

    Rent is a rock musical with music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson based on Giacomo Puccini's opera La bohème. It tells the story of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York's Lower East Side in the thriving days of Bohemian Alphabet City, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS.
    The musical was first seen in a limited three-week workshop production at New York Theatre Workshop in 1994. This same off-Broadway theatre was also the musical's initial home following its official January 25, 1996 opening. The show's creator, Jonathan Larson, died suddenly the night before the off-Broadway premiere. The show won a Pulitzer Prize, and the production was a hit. The musical moved to Broadway's larger Nederlander Theatre on April 29, 1996.
    On Broadway, Rent gained critical acclaim and won a Tony Award for Best Musical among other awards. The Broadway production closed on September 7, 2008 after a 12-year run of 5,123 performances, the ninth longest-running Broadway show at the time. The production grossed over $280 million.
    The success of the show led to several national tours and numerous foreign productions. In 2005 it was adapted into a motion picture that features most of the original cast members.


    Angel Dumott Schunard
    Mimi Marquez
    Tom Collins
    Joanne Jefferson
    Benjamin Coffin III
    Maureen Johnson
    Roger Davis
    Mark Cohen


    Trombone –
    Cello –
    Bassoon –
    Flute –
    Trumpet –
    Bassoon –
    Viola –

    Production Team

    Musical Director
    Technical Director
    Lighting Designer
    Publicity Designer
    Sound Designer
    Costume Designer
    Set Designer
    Carpenter –
    Production Manager
    Stage Manager
    Deputy Stage Manager
    Assistant Stage Manager
    Production Electrician
    Chief Electrician