RENT: The Award-Winning Musical in Hollywood/Los Angeles
Friday, March 18, 2011 at 8:00 PM - Saturday, April 23, 2011 at 11:00 PM (PDT)
Based on Puccini's La Boheme, Jonathan Larson’s Tony Award- and Pulitzer
Prize-winning revolutionary rock opera RENT tells the story of one year
in the life of eight friends living the Bohemian life -- struggling to
express themselves through their art and measuring their lives in love.
Against the gritty backdrop of New York's East Village, these friends
strive for success and acceptance while enduring the obstacles of
poverty, illness, and the AIDS epidemic.
Jerica Productions/The Royal Underground Theatre Company is proud to bring to Hollywood's Hudson Backstage their San Francisco Regional Premiere production of this multiple award-winning show that Theatremania called "A powerhouse production!"
Book, Music and Lyrics by Jonathan Larson
Produced through Special Arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI)
Directed by Jerianne Banson, featuring Jason Aaronson, Benjamin Alicea, Enrico Banson, Deosick Burney, Valerie Charles, Dominique Cox, Cy Creamer, Nathan Crocker, Ali Eagle, Jason Esposito, Andy Eubanks, Leigh Golden, Amelia Harris, Timothy Hearl, Rashonda Johnson, Anthony Michael Knott, Matt Pick, Charlie Rayshad, Deon Sams, Tiffany Van Cott, Ana Villafane and Josie Yount
“With a show like RENT, which celebrates love and community, it was clear to my brother [Enrico] and I that the power of Jonathan Larson’s message resonates in vibrant, creative and artistic communities like San Francisco,” director Jerianne Banson said after closing a sold-out run at the Southside Theatre in San Francisco’s historic Fort Mason during the first quarter of 2010. “It felt right to bring Rent to Hollywood; a town with a wide array of creative individuals who will not only celebrate Larson’s work but embrace it. We want to continue sharing this show with those he wrote it for and make it accessible.”
For more information visit http://www.jericaproductions.com
When & Where
The Royal Underground Theatre Company/Jerica Productions
THE ROYAL UNDERGROUND is the performing arts branch of its parent company JERICA, dedicated to producing high quality performance works of all kinds: Theatre, Dance, Poetry, Music, and Performance Arts. Firmly believing that audiences are attracted to new questions, not old answers, the Royal Underground produces exciting, muscular, and intelligent plays, musicals and new works that are innovative, at times provocative, and always entertaining; productions that not only challenge the artists involve but the audience as well.