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, Rent follows a year in the life of a group of friends struggling to make it in the big city. They include Mark, a filmmaker and the narrator of the story; his former girlfriend, Maureen, a performance artist; Maureen’s lover, Joanne, a public interest lawyer; Mark’s roommate, Roger, a musician; Mimi, an exotic dancer, with whom Roger falls in love; Tom Collins, a computer genius; Collins’ lover, Angel, a street musician and drag queen; and Benny, a former member of the group who, after marrying into a wealthy family, has become their landlord. How these young bohemians negotiate their dreams, loves, and conflicts provides the narrative thread to this ground-breaking musical.
Marie Clark Musical Theatre Company’s Rent will be directed by Mark Stefanoff, musically directed by Ben Stefanoff and choreographed by Nina Richards.
Starring Fiona DeLaine as Maureen, Sarah Whiteley as Joanne, Jennifer Trijo as Mimi, Mark Stefanoff as Angel, Damien Quick as Mark, Anton Schrama as Roger, Angus Birdseye as Tom Collins, Ron Abelita as Benny, and supported by a large, energetic ensemble, featuring Sophie Guidolin, Kate Harrison, Dharini Rajaramanan, Kristin Stefanoff, Emmy Thomson, Shay Aitken, Jerome Javier, Harry Nguyen and Jordan Tomljenovic, Marie Clark’s Rent is a production not to be missed.
Director Mark Stefanoff says, “I am so excited to be bringing this exceptional show back to Adelaide, and with a cast that understands the weight of this show. It truly is something special to work with such an experienced cast; they inspire me as a director to deliver a challenge to them, and to deliver a memorable moment in theatre.”
This production of Rent is to be performed at The Goodwood Institute, 166 Goodwood Road, Goodwood and runs for a strictly limited season of six shows: August 31 – September 2 at 8pm and September 3 at 1pm and 7pm.
Ticket prices are $33 for Adults, $28 for Concession and $25 for Children (under 15 years old), except Tuesday August 30, where all tickets are only $25! (preview night). Group discounts are available by contacting the ticket secretary on 8251 3926.
Tickets are available now by contacting Marie Clark Musical Theatre Company directly on 8251 3926, by emailing [email protected], or by booking online at www.marieclark.asn.au. (please note: a surcharge applies to all online bookings).