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Presented by CYMC – Comox Valley Youth Music Centre
Director: Lori Mazey
Choreographer: Livea Gill
Pit Conductor: Sean Mooney
Vocal Director: Jennifer Riley
Vocal Coach: Carrie Lemke
RENT, a rock musical loosely based on the opera La Bohème, tells the story of a group of impoverished young artists struggling to survive and creating a life in Bohemian Alphabet City, New York, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS.
On Broadway, RENT earned critical acclaim and several awards including the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and ran for twelve years. The success of the production led to several national tours, numerous foreign productions, a movie, and countless die-hard fans known as “Rentheads”. With terrific characters and a memorable and moving score, this is a show you won’t want to miss!
Recommended for ages 14+.
Book, Music and Lyrics by Jonathon Larson
Musical Arrangements by Steve Skinner
Original Concept/Additional Lyrics by Billy Aronson
Music Supervision and Additional Arrangements by Time Weil
Dramaturg by Lynn Thomson
RENT was originally produced in New York by New York Theatre Workshop and on Broadway by Jeffery Seller, Kevin McCollum, Allan S. Gordon and New York Theatre Workshop
RENT is presented though special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.