From the 27th of November until the 22nd of December 2013 the unique production of the rock musical RENT takes place. The musical, an initiative of the theater organization het Nieuwe Theater, is organized by the Eindhoven student acting association Doppio, together with the Eindhoven University of Technology.
Accompanied by a live rock band, talented amateurs and professionals play together in a, especially for this show, transformed hall on the University terrain. RENT tells the story of eight artists in New York's East Village in the beginning of the nineties. They try to capture the essence of their lives in images, words, music in a time where contagion with the Hiv-virus meant a death sentence. Which choices do you make when you know your time on earth is limited. In a year, these eight friends on their path to adulthood learn an important life lesson: no day but today!
After the success of the musical Moulin Rouge in 2011, the artistic team started last year with preparations and promotion. The last year, RENT has surprised the city of Eindhoven and surroundings with promotional events, lectures, workshops, and discussion meetings.
RENT ran for twelve years on Broadway in New York and performed over 5,000 times, becoming one of the longest running Broadway shows ever. Due to the strong international character of Eindhoven, the decision has been made to perform the show in English.
A teaser of the show can be seen on YouTube:
Musicalworld.TV paid a visit to RENT. The special can be seen here: www.musicalworld.tv/index.php/mwtv/detail/mwtv_rent_eindhoven/
On the Facebook page of the musical, you can stay up to date on the musical. Exclusive news, a look behind the screens, and the best stories on the themes of RENT:
Tickets can be order via the website: www.musicalrent.nl