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Book, Lyrics, Music by Jonathan Larson


Outstanding Lighting Design 2023
Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards

Presented by:
Omaha Community Playhouse February 2023

Direction: Stephen Santa

Music Direction: Jim Boggess

Choreography: Aaron Derell Gregory

Lighting Design: Josh Wroblewski

Assistant Lighting Design: Meagan Morrow

Scenic Design: Nora Marlow Smith

Costume Design: Lindsay Pape

Sound Design: John Gibilisco & Tim Burkhart

Projection Design: Greg Combs & Stephen Santa

Photography: Robertson Photography

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 these young bohemians negotiate their dreams, loves and conflicts provides the narrative thread to this groundbreaking musical.  - MTI


"Superior musical direction.  A perfectly cast ensemble.  Dead on the mark direction.  Flawless technical elements.  Lovely voices and brilliant choreography.  Spot on acting.
 - Chris' Corner

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