23 NW 5th Street
Ft Lauderdale, FL 33301
Performing at Andrews Living Arts Studio (May 16 - Jun 30)
Runtime: 3 Hours
RENT is a rock musical with music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson, based on Giacomo Puccini's opera La bohème. It tells the story 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 show won a Pulitzer Prize and a Tony Award for Best Musical among other awards. The Broadway production closed on September 7, 2008 after a 12-year run of 5,124 performances, the 9th longest-running Broadway show.
Under the leadership of Artistic Director Robert D. Nation, Andrews Living Arts Studio is education based and is dedicated to nurturing and shaping the next generation of artists by offering a Studio Classroom for teaching, Gallery Space for exhibits by Fine Artists and a fully equipped stage for theatrical presentations. Our goal includes: making the fine and performing arts accessible to everyone, including the underprivileged and those with special needs through: New Play Development, Acting Classes and Audition Preparation, Performance Showcases, Plays, Musicals, and Internships for upcoming artists. Students gain life skills and a respect for each other through training in the arts and our audiences are enriched through the cultural art of presentations.