Release Date June 23
DALLAS— Presenting a summer musical has become a tradition for Theatre Brookhaven, but this year’s production, “Rent,” is best known for shaking up the Broadway theater scene in the mid-1990s. Hailed for its unconventional themes as a “milestone” of musical theater, “Rent” won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, four Tony awards, the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, the Drama Desk Award and more. Performances are scheduled July 23 through Aug. 2.
Written and composed by Jonathan Larson, “Rent is based on Giacomo Puccini’s opera “La Boheme.” It tells the story of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York’s Lower East Side. It tells the unforgettable story of this diverse group, learning to survive, falling in love, finding their voices and living for today, all while trying to find a way to do the mundane—pay the rent.
The play is to be considered rated R and is for mature audiences due to language and subject matter. Shows are July 23-25 and July 30-Aug. 1 at 8 p.m., and July 26 and Aug. 2 at 2:30 p.m. in the School of the Arts Performance Hall in Building C. General admission is $15; students and senior adults are $10. Tickets are available at the School of the Arts Box Office, Bldg. C, Room C202 or at 972-860-4118. Box Office hours are Monday through Thursday from 1 to 5 p.m. and Friday from 1 to 3 p.m.
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