Pre-Professional Production: Ranging from 15-20 years of age, this is your chance to see some of the best young talent San Diego has to offer before they hit the big time!
Book, Music and Lyrics by: Jonathan Larson
Director/Choreographer: Courtney Corey
Music Director: Victor Chan
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.
COVID 19 POLICY
The health and safety of audiences, artists, staff, and the entire community are the highest priority for San Diego Musical Theatre! All patrons who attend a performance will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and present proof of vaccination or will be required to present the negative results of a COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of entering the SDMT Stage Theatre.
Patrons attending performances in our indoor theatre must wear masks throughout the performance as an additional safety measure. The cast will be in see through masks so you can see their incredible performances while keeping everyone safe. Thank you in advance for your cooperation as we return to bringing you live musical theatre again!
4650 Mercury Street
San Diego, CA 92111