One of the most successful musicals of all time, a frankly honest portrayal of love, art, life and death in modern New York, is coming to Florida Southern College. The Department of Theatre Arts presents its production of Rent, directed by James Beck, with eight performances starting next week.
Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Rent is one of the longest-running shows in Broadway history. Based loosely on Puccini’s opera La Bohème, with book, music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson, Rent is about falling in love, finding your voice, and living for today. With songs that rock and a story that examines the lives and loves of a group of artists as they try to make a life for themselves in the jungle and turmoil of New York City, it has become a pop culture phenomenon.
Rent will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13-15 and Nov. 20-22, with 2:30 p.m. matinees on Nov. 16 and 23. All performances are in the Loca Lee Buckner Theatre on the FSC campus.
Tickets are $18 for adults and $9 for students and may be purchased at the box office from 2-6 p.m., Monday through Friday, or by calling 680-3089 up to 90 minutes prior to the start of the performance.