Rent

Rent
An inspiring musical about friends and artists struggling with addiction, poverty, AIDS and most of all, 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.

This is theatre at its best -- exuberant, passionate, and joyous. Regional theatres will love the freedom and flexibility that Rent offers; minimal costuming and sets are required.

Concert Selections for Rent

Concert Selections are original Broadway orchestrations and exciting new symphonic arrangements of select songs for use in concert performances. Concert Selections are the perfect way to give audiences a taste of the musical theatre experience without the sets, props and costumes.

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  • FINALE B
    From
    RENT
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Estimated duration
    0 sec
    Music by
    Jonathan Larson
    Lyrics by
    Jonathan Larson
    Instrumentation
    2 Piano-Conductor Scores, 1 Guitar, 1 Drums, 1 Bass, 1 Keyboard 2, 20 Vocal Books.
  • ONE SONG GLORY
    From
    RENT
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    1 MALE VOICE
    Starting Key
    F#
    Estimated duration
    0 sec
    Music by
    LARSON, JONATHAN
    Lyrics by
    LARSON, JONATHAN
    Instrumentation
    1 Bass, 1 Drums, 2 Guitars, 2 Piano Conductor Scores
  • OUT TONIGHT
    From
    RENT
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    1 FEMALE VOICE
    Starting Key
    A
    Estimated duration
    0 sec
    Music by
    LARSON, JONATHAN
    Lyrics by
    LARSON, JONATHAN
    Instrumentation
    1 Bass, 1 Drums, 2 Guitars, 2 Piano Conductor Scores
  • SEASONS OF LOVE
    From
    RENT
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    CHORUS (Featured Solos)
    Starting Key
    Bb
    Estimated duration
    4 min 11 sec
    Music by
    LARSON, JONATHAN
    Lyrics by
    LARSON, JONATHAN
    Instrumentation
    1 Bass, 1 Guitar, 1 Drums, 1 Organ, 2 Piano Conductor Scores, 20 Chorus Books
  • WITHOUT YOU
    From
    RENT
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Estimated duration
    0 sec
    Music by
    LARSON, JONATHAN
    Lyrics by
    LARSON, JONATHAN
    Instrumentation
    1 Keyboard 1, 1 Keyboard 2, 1 Guitar, 1 Bass, 1 Drums.
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Questions & Answers

September 25, 2009

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I AM DIRECTING A COMMUNITY THEATRE PRODUCTION OF RENT IN FEBRUARY AND CXOULD USE SOME HELP. I AM TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO MAKE IT SNOW ON STAGE. WE HAVE BAGS AND BAGS OF FAKE SNOW AVAILABLE I JUST HAVE TO GFIGURE OUT HOW TO RIG IT TO FALL EFFECTIVELY AND LOOK REAL WHILE ON STAGE. IT'S ONLY FOR TWO SEPERATE SCENES AND THE SNOW ONLY NEEDS TO FALL FOR ABOUT 2 OR THREE MINUTES. IT'S A VERY WONDERFUL EFFECT AND IT WILL BE VERY EFFECTIVE IF I CAN PULL THIS OFF CORRECTLY. i HAVE CHECKED ABOUT SNOW MACHINES AND THEY ARE TOO BIG AND LOUD AND THEIR IS NO WAY I CAN RIG THE MACHINE TO STAY UP IN THE CURTAINS ABOVE THE STAGE. DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW THEY DO THIS EFFECT ON BROADWAY IN RENT? PLEASE HELP ME I WANT TO BECOME MOTHER NATURE. EVERYTHINGS RENT-EMAIL ME NATHANRC28@YAHOO.COM IF YOU CAN REALLY HELP OR HAVE WORKED WITH ANY STAGE SNOW EQUIPMENT. ANY HELP IS MUCH APPRECIATED IN ADVANCE. THANKS, NATHAN ROSS CLEMONS
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