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AUDITION CALL: RENT

CASTING CALL RELEASED - JANUARY 4 | DEADLINE FOR AUDITION SUBMISSIONS - JANUARY 18


Rent is a rock musical with music, lyrics, and book by Jonathan Larson, loosely based on Giacomo Puccini's 1896 opera La Bohème. 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. How these young bohemians negotiate their dreams, loves and conflicts provides the narrative thread to this groundbreaking musical.



Audition Requirements:

Please submit headshot, resume, call sheet, and a 32-bar cut in the style of the role auditioning for that includes vocal and character range to audition@miltontheatre.com.

DOWNLOAD CALL SHEET HERE

We are actively seeking performers of all races, ethnicities, gender identities, body types and abilities for all roles.


Schedule:

Rehearsals:

July 3: 10AM-6PM

July 4: 10AM-6PM

July 5: 10AM-6PM

July 6: 10AM-6PM

July 7: 10AM-6PM

July 8: 10AM-4PM

July 9: 10AM-10PM

July 10: 3PM-10PM

July 11: 3PM-10PM

July 12: 3PM-10PM


Shows:

July 13: 7:30PM

July 14: 8:00PM

July 15: 2PM & 8:00PM

July 16: 2PM

July 20: 7:30PM

July 21: 8:00PM

July 22: 2PM & 8:00PM

July 23: 2PM

Character Descriptions:

MARK COHEN: Vocal Range: Tenor (C#3-G4) Filmmaker and video artist. Knee deep in his own soul-searching, Mark is the typical young artist. He and Roger are roommates in the loft. A bit of a nerd. Age: 20-30 ROGER DAVIS: Rock Tenor (B2-A4) A struggling musician and former drug addict. He is reminiscent of Kurt Cobain. Roommates with Mark in the loft and battles with being HIV-positive. Age: 20-25. MIMI MARQUEZ: Vocal Range: Alto (F#3-E5) An HIV-positive stripper with drug addictions. Slender and sickly, she conceals it all at her job in the local strip club. She lives in the same building as the loft. Age: 19-21. BENNY COFFIN III: Vocal Range: Tenor (Eb3-F4) The landlord of Mark and Roger's apartment building. A former roommate in the loft, Benny traded in his personal morals for power and wealth. Age: 25 to 35 MAUREEN JOHNSON: Vocal Range: Soprano Belt (C4-F5) An unpredictably zany performance artist. Maureen oozes sexuality and used to live in the loft. She has recently dumped Mark for Joanne. Age: 20-25. JOANNE JEFFERSON: Vocal Range: Soprano Belt (Bb3-E5) A public interest lawyer and headstrong lesbian. She is smart and purposeful in all her decisions. Carries on a tumultuous relationship with Maureen. Age: 25-40 TOM COLLINS: Vocal Range: Baritone/Tenor (F#2 – A4) One A4 for a short duration A computer genius and liberal professor. He is a nurturer with a smooth and relaxed disposition. Used to be a roommate in the loft and is HIV-positive. Age: 25 to 35 ANGEL SCHUNARD: Vocal Range: Tenor with Falsetto (C3-A4) The eccentric HIV-positive street drummer. A drag queen with an incredible gift of dance and a magnetic personality. He becomes Tom's lover. Age: 20-30.

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