Although its creator died the night before it opened off-Broadway, the musical “Rent” went on to enjoy a 12-year run on Broadway.
The ninth-longest running Broadway show is the last offering of the 2011-12 season for Theatre on Main in Oconomowoc.
After opening on January 25, 1996, a day after the sudden death of its originator Jonathan Larson, “Rent” went on to win a Tony Award for Best Musical and 5,124 Broadway performances.
The show, loosely based on Puccini’s “La Boheme,” follows an eclectic group of bohemians all trying to make it in New York City, including Mark, a filmmaker, who is the narrator. There are also his former girlfriend, a performance artist, and her lover; Mark’s roommate, a musician, and the exotic dancer who’s the object of his affection; a computer geek and his lover, a street musician and drag queen; and the landlord of the building where they live.
The show runs through July 29 with performances at 7 p.m. Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 4 p.m. Sundays.
Theatre on Main is located at 25 S. Main St., Oconomowoc.
Tickets are $14 for adults and $12 for students and seniors. Call (262) 560-0564 for ticket information.
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