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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.

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Important Dates:

Auditions:

May 29th, May 30th: 7pm-10pm or June 1st: 1pm-4pm

Location: Music Makers of Western Springs: 4332 Howard Ave, Western Springs, IL.

Callbacks:

June 5th: 5pm-10pm

Location: Music Makers of Western Springs: 4332 Howard Ave, Western Springs, IL.

Rehearsals:

Sundays, Mondays and Wednesdays beginning June 9th (one early rehearsal on Thursday, June 6th from 7pm-10pm)

Sundays: 6pm-10pm, Mondays & Wednesdays: 7pm-10pm

Tech Week:

July 7th - 11th: 6pm-10pm

Performances:

Friday, July 12th: 7pm

Saturday, July 13th: 2pm & 7:30pm

Sunday, July 14th: 3pm

OTHER NOTES:

For Auditions: please select 16-32 bars from a “like” musical.

For Example: “Be More Chill”, “Rock of Ages”, “Jesus Christ Superstar”, “Carrie”, “Hair”, “13”, “Next to Normal”, “Spring Awakening”, or some other “like” musical similar in style to “Rent”. These are just suggestions.

You only need to pick ONE of the above listed audition dates! There is NO SIGN UP. First-come, first-served. Open call.

For Callbacks: There is a NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT of $100. Money Orders and Cashiers Checks are acceptable forms of payment at time of callback. Credit Cards are also acceptable and will be charged at the time of the callback. If you are not cast, the deposit will be returned to you. For those who are cast, the deposit will be applied to your tuition cost. Please note that if you drop the show after callbacks, the deposit is NON-REFUNDABLE.