Auditions for RENT

RENT

  • Book, music, and lyrics by Jonathan Larson
  • Directed by TBA

Audition Dates: Sunday, April 14 and Monday, April 15

  • Callbacks: Thursday, April 18
  • Rehearsals Begin: Sunday, May 12
  • Performance Dates: July 12 – 28 (in the Gibson Theater)

Description: Based on Puccini’s beloved opera La Bohème, Rent follows the ups and downs of a year in the life of a group of impoverished, artistic friends living in Manhattan’s East Village. Mark, an aspiring filmmaker, struggles to find his place in the world; his roommate Roger, an HIV-positive musician, wonders how he will leave his mark before he dies. Mimi and Angel look for true love as they face the harsh reality of life as HIV-positive young people, while the businesslike Joanne seeks fidelity from her wild-child performance artist girlfriend Maureen. The group’s dreams, losses, and love stories weave through the musical’s narration to paint a stunningly raw and emotional portrait of the gritty bohemian world of New York City in the late 1980s, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS.

Cast Breakdown:

Mark Cohen – Male, Lead, Tenor

Mimi Marquez – Female, Lead, Mezzo-Soprano

Roger Davis – Male, Lead, Tenor

Tom Collins – Male, Supporting, Baritone

Angel Dumott Schunard – Male, Supporting, Tenor

Maureen Johnson – Female, Supporting, mezzo-Soprano

Joanne Jefferson – Female, Supporting, Mezzo-Soprano

Benjamin “Benny” Coffin III – Male, Supporting, Baritone, Variety

Ensemble Either, Ensemble, Variety

For more information and/or to sign up for an audition time email volunteer@livearts.org