RENT by Curtain Call Community Theatre


Thursdays - Saturdays, July 11-13 18-20, & 25-27, 7:30pm
Main Stage
$19 Adults $16 Students/Seniors

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RENT by Curtain Call Community Theatre

Curtain Call Community Theatre is proud to present their summer selection of 2013: RENT

Rent  is a rock musical with music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson. 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 5,124 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.

 

**Auditions for RENT will be held May 13th at 14th at Pioneer Place Theatre from 6pm-9pm each night. Please e-mail Erika at erika@curtaincallcommunitytheater.com for more details!



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