The musical "Rent" is coming to The Saban Theatre.
“Rent,” the Tony Award Winning Musical, is set to come to The Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, Calif. come July.
The show’s scheduled for 8 total performances, starting July 16 until July 26. Tickets are now available.
Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, “Rent” has become a pop cultural phenomenon with songs that rock and a story that resonates with audiences of all ages.
Based loosely on Puccini’s “La Boheme,” Jonathan Larson’s “Rent” follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York’s Lower East Side, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. The physical and emotional complications of the disease pervade the lives of Roger, Mimi, Tom, and Angel. Maureen deals with her chronic infidelity through performance art; her partner, Joanne, wonders if their relationship is worth the trouble. Benny has sold out his Bohemian ideals in exchange for a hefty income and is on the outs with his former friends. Mark, an aspiring filmmaker, feels like an outsider to life in general.
How the young bohemians negotiate their dreams, loves, and conflicts provides the narrative thread to this groundbreaking musical.
This is theatre at its best — exuberant, passionate, and joyous.
“Rent” has earned numerous recognitions: 1996’s Pulitzer Prize for Drama, 1996’s Tony Award for Best Musical, 1996’s Tony Award for Best Book, 1996’s Tony Award for Best Score, 1996’s Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical, 1996’s Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Book, 1996’s Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music, and 1996’s Drama Desk Award.
Those under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a paying adult.
For tickets and more information, visit www.sabantheatre.org.