February 23 – March 31, 2024
1:00PM, 2:00PM Matinee
2640 College Avenue,
Berkeley, CA 94704
Book, Music & Lyrics by Jonathan Larson
Directed by Kimberly Dooley
Assistant Directed by Peet Cocke
Music Directed by Michael Patrick Wiles
Choreographed by Mel Martinez
The iconic musical that teaches 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, featuring songs that rock and a meaningful story that resonates with audiences.
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. How these young bohemians negotiate their dreams, loves and conflicts provides the narrative thread to this groundbreaking musical.