Book, Music and Lyrics by Jonathon Larson
Musical Arrangements: Steve Skinner
Original Concept/Addition Lyrics: Billy Aronson
Music Supervision and Additional Arrangements: Tim Weil
Dramaturg: Lynn Thomson
Set in the East Village of New York City, RENT is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today.
Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, RENT has become a pop cultural
phenomenon with songs that rock and a story that resonates with audiences of all ages.
Based loosely on Puccini's La Bohème, 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.
River Run Centre
April 24th - 26th, 2014 7:30pm
April 26th - 27th, 2014 1:30pm
April 27th, 2014 7pm
Director: Karen Allen
Vocal Director: Susan Lawrenson
Choreographer: Meghan Barron
Orchestral Director: Jeff Daniels
The Cast and Crew of RENT
is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).