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Presented last December to sold out houses and standing ovations at Sheridan College’s Oakville campus, Theatre Sheridan proudly transfers its production of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical RENT to Toronto’s Panasonic Theatre, where it opens May 16 and runs through to June 3 (preview May 15).
Audiences will have a chance to be among the first to see the next generation of talented young theatre artists that will go on to take the theatre world by storm as Theatre Sheridan makes its Toronto debut with 32 performers from the graduating class of Sheridan’s prestigious Music Theatre Performance Program, who worked with top theatre professionals to create this original production.
Jonathan Larson’s groundbreaking RENT reinvented musicals when it opened in 1996. Set in New York City’s East Village, RENT is a modern take on the classic Puccini opera, La Boheme and tells the unforgettable tale of a group of young friends and artists learning to survive, falling in love, finding their voices and living for today. An inspiring story, RENT tackles addiction, poverty, AIDS and most of all, love.
The cast worked diligently with top theatre professionals to create this original production. The original artistic team for Theatre Sheridan’s RENT included some of Canada’s leading theatrical practitioners: Director Lezlie Wade, Musical Director Bob Foster, Choreographer Marc Kimelman, Costume and Set Designer Brandon Kleiman, Lighting Designer Kevin Fraser and Sound Designer Todd Charlton.
Performances: Tues-Thurs at 7:30PM; Fri & Sat at 8M, Sat & Sun matinees at 2PM
Tickets: $40-$60 ($25 student Rush tickets day of performance & cash only)
Tickets available at mirvish.com or call TicketKing at 416.872.1212 or toll-free at 1.800.461.3333