SUNDAY, JANUARY 12 AT 7:00PM | GENERAL ADMISSION: $10 • STUDENTS WITH VALID ID: $5
RENT is based on the opera La bohème, which premiered almost 100 years before the musical hit the stage. To prepare for their performances of La bohème in February, Arizona Opera is hosting a screening of the film depicting the popular 1990’s version of the story.
Set in New York City’s gritty East Village, the revolutionary rock opera RENT tells the story of a group of bohemians struggling to live and pay their rent. “Measuring their lives in love,” these starving artists strive for success and acceptance while enduring the obstacles of poverty, illness and the AIDS epidemic. RENT is based on Jonathan Larson’s Pulitzer and Tony Award winning musical, one of the longest running shows on Broadway. The raw and riveting musical stars Rosario Dawson, Taye Diggs, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Jesse L. Martin, Idina Menzel, Adam Pascal, Anthony Rapp and Tracie Thoms and is directed by Chris Columbus. (Dir. by Chris Columbus, 2005, USA, 135 mins., PG-13)
This is a rental of The Loft Cinema, presented by Arizona Opera.