Wesleyan to Perform Groundbreaking Contemporary Musical "Rent"

The groundbreaking contemporary musical Rent opens April 29 at Nebraska Wesleyan University. NWU is among the first universities in the country to perform the Broadway production.

Written in 1995 by Jonathan Larson, the rock opera is based on Giacomo Puccini’s opera, La Boheme. The musical tells the story of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive in New York’s Lower East Side in the thriving days of Bohemian Alphabet City under the shadow of HIV/AIDS.

On Broadway, Rent gained critical acclaim and won a Tony Award for “Best Musical” among other awards. In 2005, it was adapted into a motion picture that featured most of the original cast members.

Wesleyan’s production of Rent runs April 29-May 1 and May 6-8 at 7:30 p.m with matinee performances scheduled for May 2 and 9 at 2 p.m. All shows will be held in McDonald Theatre, located at 51st Street and Huntington Ave. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and $7.50 for students, and can be reserved by calling the theatre box office at 402.465.2384.

This stirring story can be seen by patrons as young as 13, but is best suited for those high school age and older.

Janae & RENT

"To be Bohemian from Alphabet City or not to be Bohemian from Alphabet City? That is the Question us Czechs want to know." Janae's gonna prove her talent in this one!

RENT is worth paying for!

If you have not seen RENT, you must, at least in some point in your life!!

I CAN'T WAIT!

(: I can't wait to see the performance of RENT! I am currently a Junior and will be coming to Wesleyan in two years, and I am so excited!

Excited for Rent, except when I have to pay it myself.

As a former Theater minor I am extremely excited to see this. Good luck to everyone involved.

Go Janae Riha!!!

I can not wait for this musical and watching my beautiful and very talented cousin perform!!! I love you Janae and I am very proud of you!!!

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