Rent will be holding Boston auditions May 5, 10 AM-5 PM at the 69 Brimmer Street at Emerson College (around the corner from the "Cheers" pub).
The audition notice specifies that Rent is seeking, "hip, authentic singers...the person who loves to sing in the shower, the musician who has fronted a band but never acted, the actor who can carry a tune. No experience is necessary!" All ethnicities, early to mid-20s are sought. Prepare 16 bars of an upbeat authentic pop/rock/gospel song to sing without piano and absolutely no musical theater or country western tunes! Dress is casual with no plastic pants and no midriffs.
For more audition info, call the Rent hotline at (212) 479-0833.
Rent returns to the Shubert Theatre in Boston June 15. Tickets are available by calling Telecharge at (800) 447-7400. Jonathan Larson's musical opened at Broadway's Nederlander Theater April 29, 1996.
-- By Christine Ehren