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book, music & lyrics by Jonathan Larson

All ages & ethnicities are encouraged to audition. All roles are open.

Director: Nick Williams
Musical Director: Chris Tweedy
Choreographer: Johnny Gaylord
Producer: Jessica Brandon

AUDITION DATES & LOCATION (Please note auditions will not be held at the theatre):
All auditions will take place at Fredericka Manor, 183 3rd Avenue, Chula Vista, CA 91910
    March 1st 6:00-9:00pm (Fellowship Hall)
    March 2nd 7:00-10:00pm (Game Room)
    Callbacks by invitation only March 3rd 7-10pm (Game Room)

To schedule your audition date please email and attach your headshot and resume. Questions: contact Jessica Brandon at or by phone at (619)634-5501.

Performance dates: May 1 – 30. Thurs, Fri, Sat at 8:00pm and Sun at 2:00pm

•  16 bars of a song of your choice. Bring sheet music or recorded track, no a cappella singing. Please be familiar with the music of the show as you might be asked to sing from the score following your audition.
•  All auditioners will be asked to take place in a Dance Call. Please bring/wear appropriate clothes and shoes for movement. Auditioners may be asked to do cold readings.
•  Those selected to move forward will be invited to attend callbacks on March 3rd at 7pm.

RENT is Jonathan Larson’s groundbreaking Tony and Pulitzer Prize Award winning rock opera, which reinvented musicals when it debuted in 1996. An inspiring story about friends and artists struggling in New York City’s East Village. Loosely based on Puccini’s opera La Boheme, RENT tells the story of a group of impoverished friends struggling to survive, create and love in New York’s gritty Alphabet City in 1991. Over the course of one year, Rent follows these starving artists as they strive for success and acceptance while enduring the obstacles of poverty, illness, addiction, impending gentrification and the AIDS epidemic.


MARK COHEN – male. Filmmaker and video artist. Knee deep in his own soul-searching, Mark is the typical young artist. He and Roger are roommates in the loft. A bit of a nerd.
Range: A2 - G4

ROGER DAVIS – male. A struggling musician and former drug addict. He is reminiscent of Kurt Cobain. Roommates with Mark in the loft and battles with being HIV-positive.
Range: F2 - A4

MIMI MARQUEZ – female. An HIV-positive stripper with drug addictions. Slender and sickly, she conceals it all at her job in the local strip club. She lives in the same building as the loft.
Range: Eb3 - E5

MAUREEN JOHNSON – female. An unpredictably zany performance artist. Maureen oozes sexuality and used to live in the loft. She has recently dumped Mark for Joanne.
Range: C4 - F5

JOANNE JEFFERSON – female. A public interest lawyer and headstrong lesbian. She is smart and purposeful in all her decisions. Carries on a tumultuous relationship with Maureen.
Range: G3 - E5

TOM COLLINS – male. A computer genius and liberal professor. He is a nurturer with a smooth and relaxed disposition. Used to be a roommate in the loft and is HIV-positive.
Range: F#2 - A4

ANGEL DUMOTT-SCHUNARD – male. The eccentric HIV-positive street drummer. A drag queen with an incredible gift of dance and a magnetic personality. He becomes Tom's lover.
Range: C3 - A4

BENJAMIN COFFIN III – male. The landlord of Mark and Roger's apartment building. A former roommate in the loft, Benny traded in his personal morals for power and wealth.
Range: Bb2 - F#4<

ENSEMBLE: Homeless men and women, junkies, parents (Mrs. Cohen, Mr. & Mrs. Jefferson), Support Group participants (Steve, Gordon).

RENT will be presented by special arrangement with MTI (Musical Theatre International).