'Rent' tickets now on sale

The cast of a local production of
The cast of a local production of 'Rent' has been rehearsing twice-weekly at the First Baptist Church, as they prepare for opening night on March 13.
— image credit: Bob Hall photo

Tickets are now on sale for Elephant Mountain Music Theatre’s production of Jonathan Larson’s Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Rent at the Capitol Theatre for a three-show run from March 13 to 15.

All shows are at 8 p.m., with doors at 7 p.m.. Tickets are $23 regular price, $18 for students and seniors.

Based on the opera La Boheme, and set in the gritty Alphabet City neighborhood of New York City circa 1989, Rent tells the story of a group of friends and artists struggling to find life and creative expression amongst poverty, homophobia, addiction, gentrification, and the deadly threat of HIV/AIDS. Rent is a rousing rock musical, with operatic tear-jerking moments, and a score that runs the musical gamut from rock and roll to tango, R&B, pop and moving ballads.

Rent is one of only eight musicals to win the Pulitzer Prize for drama. It is one of the longest-running shows in Broadway history, and is quickly establishing itself as a classic in the musical repertory.

Elephant Mountain Music Theatre is Nelson’s newest musical theatre company, established by the team that brought Jesus Christ Superstar to the Capitol Theatre music director Laura Johnson, and stage director Kevin Armstrong, as well as new addition Julie Johnson-Murray.   All three are Theatre professionals committed to a high level of performance and professionalism, while maintaining a community spirit, and giving performers from the region a chance to perform ambitious repertoire that Kootenay audiences may not get to see otherwise.

Tickets are now available at the Capitol Theatre Box Office, online at capitoltheatre.bc.ca, or by telephone 250-352-6363.

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