The Season

July 18 – 28, 2024

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Jonathan Larson
Musical Arrangements by Steve Skinner
Original Concept/Additional Lyrics by Billy Aronson
Music Supervision and Additional Arrangements by Tim Weil
Dramaturgy by Lynn Thompson
RENT was originally produced in New York by New York Theatre Workshop and on Broadway by Jeffrey Seller, Kevin McCollum, Allan S. Gordon and the New York Theatre Workshop

Jonathan Larson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning musical is back at the Mac-Haydn. Having paved the way for contemporary musical theatre, RENT is a beloved cultural phenomenon, known for its raw, resonant storytelling and remarkable rock score.

Inspired by Puccini’s La Bohème, RENT follows a year in the life of seven New Yorkers on the Lower East Side. As these young, impoverished artists struggle to create, the group navigates major life changes, relationship struggles, fulfillment of dreams, the loss of loved ones, and living in the age of HIV/AIDS. Together, their stories paint a stunningly emotional portrait of the gritty bohemian world of New York City, and emphasize the power of meaningful human connection in a time of crisis.

RENT’s Tony-winning score includes a phenomenal list of musical theater anthems, including “I’ll Cover You,” “Take Me or Leave Me,” “La Vie Boheme,” and the iconic ballad “Seasons of Love.” Whether you are new to the story or a seasoned “Rent-head,” it’s a guarantee that you will feel inspired to live each day to the fullest, and to measure your life in love.

Content Warning
Recommended age range: 13+
Please be advised that RENT contains strong language, and themes relating to drug use, addiction, illness, suicide and suggestive content. Please keep this in mind as you purchase tickets, and especially when considering whether to bring children to this performance. The Mac-Haydn Theatre does not recommend RENT for audience members younger than 13.

RENT contains themes of suicide. If you or someone you know needs support, please call or text 988 or visit – help is available.

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Show Times

Week 1
Jul 18 – 2:00PM Thursday
Jul 18 – 8:00PM Thursday
Jul 19 – 8:00PM Friday (Coffee House Performance)
Jul 20 – 4:00PM Saturday
Jul 21 – 2:00PM Sunday
Jul 21 – 7:00PM Sunday (Pay What You Can Performance and Talkback)

Week 2
Jul 24 – 2:00PM Wednesday
Jul 25 – 2:00PM Thursday
Jul 25 – 8:00PM Thursday
Jul 26 – 8:00PM Friday (Coffee House Performance)
Jul 27 – 4:00PM Saturday
Jul 27 – 8:00PM Saturday (Coffee House Performance)
Jul 28 – 2:00PM Sunday
Jul 28 – 7:00PM Sunday

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Production Photos
Creative Team and Cast

John Saunders

Elizabeth McGuire

Associate Director/Choreographer
Music Director
Assistant Music Director
Scenic Designer
Costume Designer
Lighting Designer
Sound Designer
Props Designer
Wig & Makeup Designer

Roger Davis
Angel Dumont Schunard
Benjamin “Benny” Coffin III
Tom Collins
Mimi Marquez
Joanne Jefferson
Maureen Johnson

The Season