One of my all time favorite musicals is RENT, based loosely on Giacomo Puccini’s opera La Bohème with music, lyrics and book by Jonathan Larson. It is a story of a group of impoverished young artists who develop a friendship in the time of HIV/AIDS while struggling to survive and create a life in New York City’s East Village.
In 2005, it was adapted into a motion picture featuring most of the original cast members including Idina Menzel, Taye Diggs and Jesse L Martin. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world.
Next month, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning masterpiece RENT 20th Anniversary Tour returns to Segerstrom Center for the Arts on Friday, January 6th-8th, 2017.
Tickets to the RENT 20th Anniversary Tour start at $29 and are available online at SCFTA.org, by calling 714-556-2787 and at the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa.
For inquiries about group ticket savings for 10 or more, please call the Group Services office at 714-755-0236. The 2pm performance on Saturday, January 7, 2017 will include audio description, open captioning and sign-language interpretation.