May 12th and 13th at 7:30pm and May 14th at 3pm
Foothills Performing Arts Center
La Vie Boheme! Jonathan Larson's iconic Pulitzer Prize-winning musical that shaped a generation of audiences and taught us all to measure our life in love.
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. The physical and emotional complications of the disease pervade the lives of Roger, Mimi, Tom and Angel. Maureen deals with her chronic infidelity through performance art; her partner, Joanne, wonders if their relationship is worth the trouble. Benny has sold out his Bohemian ideals in exchange for a hefty income and is on the outs with his former friends. Mark, an aspiring filmmaker, feels like an outsider to life in general. How these young bohemians negotiate their dreams, loves and conflicts provides the narrative thread to this groundbreaking musical.
This is theatre at its best – exuberant, passionate and joyous.
Auditions for those who are 16+ are Friday, Feb 10 at 6:30pm and Saturday, Feb 11 at 10:00am with callbacks on the same day at 2:00PM at the Orpheus Southside mall space. Actors must be 16 years of age or older with parent consent.
Director: Christian C. Shaefer
Music Director/Co Director: Sarah Cohea
Choreographer: Trevor Jones
Stage Manager: Kate Simeon
Audition Song Cuts
1. Roger/Mark - One Song Glory: full song
2. Mimi - Out Tonight: measure 57 - end
3. Tom Collins - Santa Fe: pickup to measure 95 - end
4. Angel - Contact: measure 36 - 56
5. Tom Collins - I’ll Cover You (Reprise): measure 12 - end
6. Joanne - We’re Okay: measure 43-60
7. Maureen - Over the Moon: measure 68 - end
8. Ensemble - Your choice!