Student Cast Performs School Edition of Hit Musical Rent
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The last date listed for Rent, school edition was Thursday March 12, 2009 / 7:00pm.
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La Périchole, Jacques Offenbach's opera buffa, comes to Montgomery Theater. The opera equivalent of musical-theater comedy, this fully staged three-act opera concerns two impoverished Peruvian street-singers, too poor to afford a marriage license, and a lecherous viceroy, who wishes to make the female street singer, named La Périchole, his mistress. Set in 1950s Lima, with music that's diverse and delightful, the opera is performed in English with supertitles. It contains some of Offenbach's most charming music, filled with boleros, seguidillas and galops. Learn More
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Rent, school edition is directed and choreographed by CMT's Artistic Director, Kevin Hauge and will be performed entirely by students. This is the first time CMT has produced this show.
"It's important to note that we're not doing this to push the envelope. Theater, at its most powerful and profound, illuminates the human condition and provokes meaningful discourse about weighty, real-life issues. RENT deals with life, loss, homelessness, AIDS, and drug addiction. As an education organization, we want to give our performers a venue in which they can learn about these issues, and where we can help increase tolerance and understanding about homosexuality and AIDS," says Kevin Hauge.
Rent took Broadway by storm in 1996, winning multiple Tony Awards including Best Musical, Book and Score, as well as the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, an honor bestowed on only a handful of musicals since the inception of that award. The musical is based loosely on Puccini's La Boheme. It follows a year in the lives of seven friends living the disappearing Bohemian lifestyle in New York's East Village.
The Rent, school edition adaptation has been carefully done, working with the Larson estate to retain the dramatic intent of the groundbreaking rock musical, and consists of minimal changes to language and the removal of one song ("Contact") to make it possible for many schools to perform this piece.
About the Ticket Supplier: CMT San Jose
Children’s Musical Theater San Jose is a leader in the world of youth theater companies, renowned for its innovative spirit in every area of programming.
CMT is committed to providing excellent, accessible musical theater training and youth theater performances for young audiences, families and the entire Silicon Valley region. CMTSJ has 3 age groups:
1) The Marquee productions (age 19+) has become a CMT tradition and highlights CMT’s full artistic potential with high-caliber entertainment that benefits the organization and the community
2) Mainstage Productions (featuring high school and college age performers) has made a name for itself within the local arts scene as well as on a national level with unprecedented recognition
3) Rising Stars productions inspire younger performers, ages 6-14 and their families to develop their passion for musical theater.