Off The Leash Theatre Company is proud to present RENT running from the 24th August to the 1st September 2018 at the West Gippsland Arts Centre
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 Boheme, RENT follows a year in the life of a group of friends struggling to make it in the big city. They include Mark, a filmmaker and the narrator of the story; his former girlfriend, Maureen, a performance artist; Maureen’s lover, Joanne, a public interest lawyer; Mark’s roommate Roger, a musician; Mimi, an exotic dancer, with whom Roger falls in love; Tom Collins, a computer genius; Collins’ lover, Angel, a street musician and drag queen; and Benny, a former member of the group who, after marrying into a wealthy family, has become their landlord. How these young bohemians negotiate their dreams, loved and conflicts, against a backdrop of the 1990s AIDSs epidemic, provides the narrative thread for this ground-breaking musical.
Information and Auditions
Director - Todd Miller
Musical Directors - Esther White
Choreographer - Rachel O'Dwyer
Production Manager - Leane Gooding
Dates - 24 August to 1 September 2018
West Gippsland Arts Centre
Auditions - by appointment
Saturday 10th (9 am - 5 pm) & Sunday 11th (1 pm - 5 pm) February 2018 at The Pettit Centre, 31 Gladstone Street, Warragul
Callbacks - Monday 12th February 2018 (7 pm) at The Dog Box, Smith Street, Warragul (above Warragul Municipal Band Room)
Information please call Leane on 0407 444 430