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Rent by Jonathan Larson


Wed 22 Jul 2015, 7:30pm–10:00pm
Thu 23 Jul 2015, 7:30pm–10:00pm
Fri 24 Jul 2015, 7:30pm–10:00pm
Sat 25 Jul 2015, 7:30pm–10:00pm
Sun 26 Jul 2015, 7:30pm–10:00pm

Where: Whitireia Performance Centre, 25-27 Vivian St, Te Aro, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Concession: $23.00
  • Adult: $28.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Book, Music & Lyrics by Jonathan Larson

Director: Ben Emerson
Music Director: Bruno Shirley
Choreographer: Esther Welsh

“Rent is about a community celebrating life in the face of death and aids at the turn of the century” - Jonathan Larson

The Wellington Footlights Society is proud to present their second full scale musical, Jonathan Larson’s Rent. Led by the aspiring film maker, Mark Cohen, Rent tells the story of an impoverished group of friends struggling to survive and create in New York’s gritty Alphabet City in the early 90’s.

Rent follows these starving bohemian artists as they strive for success and acceptance while enduring the obstacles of poverty, illness, impending gentrification during the AIDS epidemic. With its industrial set and a score that shifts seamlessly between pounding rock numbers and pop style ballads, Rent takes audiences on a thrilling and emotional experience. The group’s dreams, losses, and love stories weave through the musical’s narration to create a stunningly raw and truthful story.

Tickets: $28 Adult / $23 Concession (Student, Gold Card Etc) / Groups of 10+ at $23

Tickets available now!

Content Warning

Rent contains mature themes including sexual references, coarse language, death and drug use.

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