Venue Details

390 Star Starred
Carpenter Performing Arts Center, CSULB
6200 Atherton Street Long Beach, CA 90815
562-985-7000
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Member Tips

Ashley Berns
$5 on the school campus. Parking on streets nearby I believe.
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Ashley Berns
Walked in with my own soda with no issue.
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Ashley Berns
It's a pretty casual theatre, but I say wear something decent.
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p.Johanna
They had beer, wine and coffee.
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Dennis Michael
Wasn't expecting the $5 parking -- but it is a school parking lot, so I should have known.
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Jenna Arkin
You can pre order your intermission drinks so you dont have to wait in line at the break!
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Reviews & Ratings

55 ratings
4.3 average rating
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attended Dec 13 2009

RENT is an amazing show! It is a little dark, and there is some strong content, but the message and the story is beautiful. I will recommend this to mature individuals... continued

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9 reviews
4 stars
attended Dec 13 2009

Rent was amazing. I have never seen the play or watched the movie before so this was a first for me. It was much more than I could of asked for. It was funny, sad and... continued

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5 reviews
4 stars
attended Dec 13 2009

Fabulous music and great performances!

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Description

Rent is one of the most popular musicals in theater history. With a twelve year run on Broadway, the show is an update of the Puccini’s La Boheme, but takes place in late 20th century New York. The gritty subject material and powerful songs of the young creator combined to make the show a new icon of modern musical theater. Writer and composer Jonathan Larson set out to transform the tragic opera into a modern day New York setting, complete with rock music. The story of Rent follows the lives of a group of young artists in New York City’s East Village. In addition to being too poor to pay rent on their apartments, several of the members of the group are HIV positive. The play revolves around three couples, Collins and the cross-dressing Angel, the often-fighting Mimi and Roger, and the always-fighting Joanne and Maureen. The final member of the group is Mark, a filmmaker who spends more time taping the lives of his friends than he spends living his own life. All of the members of the group refuse to live a traditional lifestyle, embracing bohemian concepts and surviving as well as they can.

About the Ticket Supplier: Musical Theatre West

Musical Theatre West is one of Southern California's oldest and most respected regional musical theatre companies and draws more than 60,000 patrons to Long Beach's Carpenter Performing Arts Center. Now in its 60th season, Musical Theatre West is the fastest growing arts organization in Long Beach and is dedicated to preserving musical theatre as a unique American art form.