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Auditions

RENT

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Jonathan Larson 

 

Directed by David Halliwell

Music Direction by Chris Coogan

Choreography by Wilber Escobar

When: Sunday, Aug. 18th - 7:00-9:00 pm

               Monday, Aug. 19th - 7:00-9:00 pm 

                   

Where: The Wilton Playshop, 15 Lovers Lane, Wilton

What:Please come prepared to dance and sing. Plan to sing 16 bars of something from the show or some other pop/rock piece in the same style. Bring sheet music.

Rehearsals:Rehearsals are generally Mondays–Thursdays in the evening (7-10pm) beginning August 26th.

Show Dates:

October 25th & 26th at 8pm, October 27th at 2pm

November 1st & 2nd at 8pm and November 3rd at 2pm

November 8th & 9th at 8pm

 

​This is an open call for all roles. We encourage performers of all backgrounds, ethnicities, and experience levels to audition.

 

Character Descriptions:

MARK COHEN

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.

Gender: Male

Age: 20 to 30

Vocal range top: G4

Vocal range bottom: A2

 

ROGER DAVIS

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.

Gender: Male

Age: 20 to 25

Vocal range top: A4

Vocal range bottom: F2

 

MIMI MARQUEZ

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.

Gender: Female

Age: 18 to 21

Vocal range top: E5

Vocal range bottom: Eb3

 

BENJAMIN COFFIN III

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.

Gender: Male

Age: 25 to 35

Vocal range top: F#4

Vocal range bottom: Bb2

 

MAUREEN JOHNSON

An unpredictable performance artist. Maureen oozes sexuality and used to live in the loft. She has recently dumped Mark for Joanne.

Gender: Female

Age: 20 to 25

Vocal range top: F5

Vocal range bottom: C4

JOANNE JEFFERSON

A public interest lawyer and headstrong lesbian. She is smart and purposeful in all her decisions. Carries on a tumultuous relationship with Maureen.

Gender: Female

Age: 25 to 40

Vocal range top: E5

Vocal range bottom: G3

TOM COLLINS

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.

Gender: Male

Age: 25 to 35

Vocal range top: A4

Vocal range bottom: F#2

ANGEL SCHUNARD

The eccentric HIV-positive street drummer. A drag queen with an incredible gift of dance and a magnetic personality. He becomes Tom's lover.

Gender: Male

Age: 20 to 30

Vocal range top: A4

Vocal range bottom: C3

 

ENSEMBLE

Homeless Men & Women; Junkies, Parents (Mrs. Cohen, Mr. & Mrs. Jefferson); Support Group (Steve, Gordon)

 

Rent is presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com

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