Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 7:30pm
Monday, April 29, 2019 at 7:30pm
Callbacks: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 8:00pm
Directed by John Ewing
Choreographed by Cynthia (Mitterholzer) Krivicich
Musical direction by Kyle Jackson
Opens Friday, June 14, 2019
RENT features many adult themes, including sex, drug use, profanity, and same-sex intimacy. Due to the adult nature of RENT, all actors must be over 18 at the time of auditions. NO exceptions.
To audition, please sing a song in the style of the show. Bring prepared sheet music. A piano accompanist will be available. Wear comfortable clothing and be prepared to move.
Stage age: early to late twenties
Mark is an aspiring filmmaker who narrates the show as he films the lives of his friends. Mark never leaves home without a camera. He is Roger's best friend and caregiver, and he was once Maureen’s boyfriend (who left him for Joanne). Mark is a little nerdy and quirky. He insists that he can survive the bleakness of his environment through his art. It soon becomes apparent, though, that he is more comfortable viewing the world through his lens than in actively engaging in it. He feels guilty that unlike his friends, he does not have HIV/AIDS. The actor playing this role must be a strong singer and actor. He dances the Tango with Joanne, so good movement skills are also required.
Stage Age: mid twenties to early thirties
Stage Age: late teens to early twenties
|BENNY COFFIN III||
Stage Age: twenties to thirties
Stage Age: twenties to thirties
Stage Age mid twenties to early thirties
Stage Age: late twenties to late thirties
Stage Age: early to late twenties
|MINOR CHARACTERS (many double in other scenes)||
Stage ages: Early twenties to sixties
Vocal Ranges: all vocal ranges sought
• Carolers: There are homeless street men and women who appear throughout the show sarcastically singing Christmas carols.
• Mrs. Cohen: Mark's stereotypical Jewish mother. Her voicemail messages are the basis for the songs Voicemail #1, Voicemail #3, and Voicemail #5.
• Alexi Darling: The producer of Buzzline who tries to employ Mark after his footage of the riot makes primetime. Sings Voicemail #3 and Voicemail #4.
• Mr. and Mrs. Jefferson: The wealthy parents of Joanne Jefferson, they leave her Voicemail #2. Mr. Jefferson is also one of the a cappella singers in Voicemail #5. Mrs. Jefferson usually sings the female solo in Seasons of Love.
• Mrs. Davis: Roger's confused mother who calls in Voicemail #5, asking continuously, "Roger, where are you?"
• Mrs. Marquez: Mimi's Spanish‐speaking mother who sings in Voicemail #5, wondering, in Spanish, where she is.
• Mr. Grey: Benny's father-in‐law who wants to buy out the lot.
• The Man: The local drug dealer whom Mimi buys from and Roger used to buy from.
• Life Support Group: Paul (The man in charge of the Life Support group), Gordon, Steve, Ali, Pam, Sue As notated in the script by Larson, the roles of all of the Life Support members are encouraged to take on the name that someone in the cast (or production) knows or has known to have succumbed to AIDS or other disease.
• Squeegee Man: A homeless person who chants "Honest living!" over and over.
• Homeless Woman: She gets harassed by police and Mark films it. She first yells at Mark but then asks him for a dollar.
• Waiter: Waits on the cast and has solo lines in La Vie Boehme.
Read the fabulous review by Bev Sykes in the Davis Enterprise
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, 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. How these young bohemians negotiate their dreams, loves and conflicts provides the narrative thread to this groundbreaking musical.