Rent in Concert
December 22 & 23 / 8:00pm
This holiday season, celebrate a “Season of Love” with a tribute rock concert to Jonathan Larson's iconic Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Rent. Directed by Grant McGowen, this concert performance will feature some of Atlanta’s brightest talents including local favorite Kevin Harry, singer/songwriter Hannah Zale, and NBC’s “The Voice” runner-up Luna Searles. Atlanta’s all-transgender band, Exquisite Gender, will be the opening act, and will cover songs from Hedwig and the Angry Inch, the landmark musical by John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask.
Rent has single-handedly reinvigorated Broadway and taken America by storm. Sweeping all major theater awards, including the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for drama, as well as four 1996 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Book, and Best Score for a Musical, Rent captures the heart and spirit of a generation, reflecting it onstage through the emotion of its stirring words and music, and the energy of its young cast. The groundbreaking story 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. “This production will encourage audiences to dance, sing along, and engage with the music like never before,” says Director Grant McGowen. Proceeds will go to supporting the homeless in Atlanta.
WITH: Hannah Zale, Luna Searles, Kevin Harry, David Iduate, Mikaela Holmes, Branden Hembree, Grant McGowen, Ian Cole, Steve Lock Franks, John Carter, Aldo Cardenas, Simon Needle, Musashi Albert, Andy Fleming, & John Mark Edwards.