This show features mature themes and situations – some content may be considered PG-13.
Show run time is 2 hours and 30 minutes
Introduction to the Performance (45 minutes prior to each performance) by Sarah Wilcoxon
Assistant Professor, MSU Dept. of Theatre & Dance
Tickets: (all prices plus applicable fees)
Orchestra pit and rows B-F - $65
Front orchestra/front mezzanine balcony/boxes - $60
Rear orchestra/rear mezzanine balcony - $55
Front petite balcony - $40
Rear petite balcony - $25
Parking fees apply for venue-adjacent parking – more info here.
Jonathan Larson’s RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. A re-imagining of Puccini's La Bohème, RENT chronicles an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters – love.
The show received its world premiere off-Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop on February 13, 1996 to ecstatic reviews and transferred to Broadway on April 29, 1996. RENT won the 1996 Tony® Award for Best Musical as well as the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
Based on original direction by Michael Greif (Tony and Drama Desk Nominations, RENT), Evan Ensign re-stages the 20th anniversary tour. Original Broadway creatives Marlies Yearby (Choreography), Angela Wendt (Costume Design), and Tim Weil (Music Supervision and Additional Arrangements) are joined by Jonathan Spencer (Lighting Design), Keith Caggiano (Sound Design), MiRi Park (Associate Choreographer), and Matthew E. Maraffi (adapting original scenic design by Paul Clay) to make up the creative team for the tour. The RENT 20th Anniversary Tour was cast by Joy Dewing Casting with additional casting by Wojcik | Seay Casting.
The RENT20th Anniversary Tour is produced by Work Light Productions, whose other touring productions include Cinderella, Motown, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, and Clue.
Audience Recommendation: Performances are recommended for a general audience. As an advisory to adults who might bring young people, the producers of RENT recommend this production for ages 13 and up. Some content may be considered PG-13. The show features mature themes and situations, parental guidance is suggested.