Iconic musical Rent coming to the Concordia
THE Concordia Theatre is bringing an iconic musical to Hinckley which tells the story of struggling young artists in New York City.
Rent is a rock musical with music, lyrics and book by Jonathon Larson loosely based on Giacamo Puccini’s opera La Bohème.
The musical first opened on Broadway in 1996 gaining critical acclaim and winning several awards.
The Broadway production closed in 2008 after a 12-year run and more than five thousand performances.
The success of the show led to several national tours and numerous worldwide productions and in 2005 was adapted into a motion picture featuring most of the original cast members.
This year the Concordia is bringing the iconic musical to Hinckley as a fundraising pro- duction for the town theatre.
It is an amateur production which tells the story of one year in the life of roommates Mark and Roger and their friends, a group of Bohemians all facing the harsh poverty of America’s Big Apple.
While a former tragedy has made Roger numb to life, Mark tries to capture it through his attempts to make a film.
In the year that follows, the group deals with love, loss, AIDS and modern day life in a truly powerful story where the main messages are of friendship and loyalty.
The award-winning musical, has been adapted by the Concordia’s amateur production team to bring to life a compelling story from the 1990s.
Not recommended to anyone under the age of 14, the production contains mature subject matter.
The production will be shown from Tuesday September 18 through to Saturday September 22, with shows starting at 7.30pm.
Tickets cost £12 with £9.50 concessions on Tuesday and can be booked online through the Concordia website.
For more information about this musical, or for a full list of shows at the Concordia this coming season, visit their site on https://www.concordiatheatre.co.uk/shows/