RENT 20th Anniversary Tour to hit North Charleston PAC

August 22 11:26 2016 Print This Article

rentThe RENT 20th Anniversary Tour is coming to the North Charleston Performing Arts Center on October 25 & 26 at 7:30pm.  The production is part of the 2016-2017 Best of Broadway series presented by Amtrak.

In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway… and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. And now, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production. A re-imagining of Puccini’s La Bohème, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters—love.

The show received its world premiere off-Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop on February 13, 1996, to ecstatic reviews and transferred to Broadway on April 29, 1996. RENT is winner of the 1996 Tony Award for Best Musical as well as the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. It is one of only six musicals to win both awards.

Based on the original direction by Michael Greif (Tony and Drama Desk Nominations, RENT), Evan Ensign will restage this 20th anniversary tour.  Marlies Yearby (Tony nomination, RENT) will serve as choreographer.

RENT 20th Anniversary Tour is produced by Work Light Productions, whose other touring productions include Cinderella, Motown, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, and Vocalosity.

Tickets will go on sale Monday, August 29 at 10am:

  • Online at
  • The North Charleston Coliseum Advance Ticket Office located at 5001 Coliseum Drive in North Charleston
  • Ticketmaster charge by phone at 1.800.745.3000
  • Ticketmaster outlets
  • Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling (843) 529-5007

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Photo: Courtesy of North Charleston Performing Arts Center