Iconic mu­si­cal Rent com­ing to the Con­cor­dia

Hinckley Times - - NEWS -

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/

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