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Jonathan Larson's RENT   Tags: musical theater, opera  

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'RENT' in the UM Libraries

The collections of the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library and the other branches of the University of Maryland Library System feature many items that relate to Jonathan Larson's rock opera 'RENT', as well as the source material upon which it is loosely based, Giacomo Puccini's opera 'La bohème' and Henri Murger's novel 'Scènes de la vie bohème'.  Explore the libraries' collections to learn more about Larson, Puccini, Murger, and their respective works through recordings, film, streaming video, scores, newspaper articles, and print resources.  This LibGuide includes links to UMD library records and information, but the collections are open to perusal by the public. (Some items are only accessible to Guests of the UMD Libraries - to obtain a Guest Account, visit the circulation desk at any UMD Library branch.)


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UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies: RENT

The University of Maryland School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies is proud to present Jonathan Larson's Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway musical. 

Based loosely on Puccini's La Bohème but with a rock-inspired zest all its own, RENT follows a year in the lives of seven impoverished young artists and musicians in New York.  Living the disappearing Bohemian lifestyle in the East Village, they struggle to survive and create while dealing with the physical and emotional complications of the AIDS epidemic.

UMD's student performers, who themselves anticipate a life in the arts, will draw on their own hopes, dreams and creative energies to bring RENT to raucous life on our stage.

UMD alumnus Alan Mingo, who played Tom Collins in the Broadway production of RENT, returns to Maryland to direct.


Book, Music and Lyrics by Jonathan Larson

Musical Arrangements - Steve Skinner

Original Concept/Additional Lyrics - Billy Aronson

Music Supervision and Additional Arrangements - Tim Weil and Lynn Thomson

Dramaturg - Lynn Thomson

RENT was originally produced in New York by New York Theatre Workshop and on Broadway by Jeffrey Seller, Kevin McCollum, Allan S. Gordon and New York Theatre Workshop

Alan Mingo, director


See 'RENT' at the University of Maryland

All performances in the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Kay Theater:

Friday, October 21, 2011
8:00 pm

Saturday, October 22, 2011
2:00 pm
8:00 pm

Sunday, October 23, 2011
2:00 pm

Tuesday, October 25, 2011
7:30 pm

Wednesday, October 26, 2011
7:30 pm

Thursday, October 27, 2011
7:30 pm

Friday, October 28, 2011
8:00 pm

To purchase tickets to any of these performances, visit the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center website.


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