Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre is proud to present Rent with Music and Lyrics by Jonathan Larson.
The show will run from January 25, 2013 through February 10, 2013: Friday and Saturday at 8pm and Saturday (February 2, 2013) and Sundays (January 27, 2013 & February 10, 2013) at 2pm. All performances will take place at the Firehouse Arts Center, located at 4444 Railroad Avenue located in Pleasanton, CA. Tickets are $19-$35 each, and are available at the Firehouse Arts Center Box Office, by phone at (925) 931-4848, or online at www.pcrtproductions.org or www.firehousearts.org
Based loosely on Puccini's La Boheme, Rent 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 show's creator, Jonathan Larson, died suddenly the night before the off-Broadway premiere. The show went on to garner critical acclaim as the ninth longest running show in Broadway history and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and the Tony Award for Best Musical.
Broadway actor Alan Mingo, Jr. (AEA) joins this cast of Rent reprising the role of “Tom Collins” he performed on Broadway. Alan has also been seen in Broadway’s The Little Mermaid as “Sebastian” and on the National Tours of Shrek the Musical (Donkey), Hairspray (Seaweed J. Stubbs) and Lion King (Simba). In addition, Adam Theodore Barry (AEA) will be returning to PCRT as “Angel” after receiving rave reviews for his performance as “Gaston” in last fall’s Beauty and the Beast. A very talented group of professional and regional actors complete this ensemble cast.
During the run of the show, theatre lovers can also enjoy a special opportunity to interact with the actors at FREE Inside the Show discussion with the actors and director will take place after the Sunday Matinee performance on January 27th, 2013.
Rent is Directed by Jasen Jeffrey, Musical Direction by Sean Kana, Choreography by Nicole Helfer, Scenic Designs by Pat Brandon, Lighting Design by Mike Oesch and Costumes by Erin O’Donoughue.