Based loosely on Puccini’s La Boheme, Rent School Edition 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. (MTIShows.com)
Auditions and most rehearsals will take place at the
Hillcrest Center for the Arts. Dress Rehearsals & Performances
will be at the Newbury Park High School Performing Arts Center.
CAST Audition Information:
Please prepare 1 minute of a song and bring sheet music in the correct key,
no recorded music please (contemporary music preferred). Auditions will last approximately two hours and may include cold reading from the script, dance,
and some improvisation. Masks not required but strongly recommended.
ORCHESTRA Audition Information:
ORCHESTRA auditions will last 10 minutes and consist of 1 minute of a prepared piece and sight reading from the score. Rehearsal schedule online.
Orchestra Requirements: RENT is a “Rock Band Style” production; please bring your own sheet music (contemporary music is preferred) and prepare to sight read.
All auditioners must be able to site read notes (not tablature).