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RENT – the smash hit musical and Tony Award winner is coming to Portland for five performances! Don’t miss out on this 20th Anniversary Tour of one of the original rock musicals in its short engagement at the Keller Auditorium January 20th-22nd.
Like its inspiration, Puccini’s La Boheme, Rent follows the lives of a band of bohemians who are struggling to keep their heads above water. In this version they’re living in modern day New York, and the oppressive spectre of HIV/AIDs, rather than tuberculosis, hangs over them.
The starving artists include film-maker Mark, whose girlfriend Maureen has left him for another woman, and his HIV positive roommate Roger, who is trying to write “the” song before dying. Roger is also caught in the midst a whirlwind relationship with S&M dancer and heroin addict Mimi.
U.S. Bank Broadway in Portland today announced that seats in the first two rows of the orchestra level will be available for $30 for every performance of RENT, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical. The $30 tickets are available for in-person purchases at the Keller Auditorium Box Office, located at 222 SW Clay St., on the day of each performance only, two hours prior to the show. The limited number of $30 tickets are available for cash only purchases and are limited to two tickets per person, first-come, first-served.
The tradition of the value-priced tickets began in 1996 in New York when the show moved to Broadway after a sold-out run in a small downtown theatre. The producers of the show are committed to continuing the tradition of offering accessible orchestra seats in each city the show will play.
The RENT 20th Anniversary Tour will be at Portland’s Keller Auditorium for five performances only. The schedule for the Portland engagement is:
Friday, January 20 7:30pm
Saturday, January 21 2:00pm – ASL/ Audio Described Performance, 7:30pm
Sunday, January 22 1:00pm, 6:30pm – Open Caption Performance
Wheelchair seating is available at all performances. For information on ADA seating, please call the Portland Opera Box Office at 503-241-1802, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Portland Opera Box Office in person (Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm)
Tickets can be purchased:
See you at the theater!!