Rent

Rent

Rent first opened in New York 13 February 1996. It quickly became the most talked-about musical. Many critics consider Rent to be perhaps the most significant event in the world of musicals since Hair. After the Swedish premiere at Göta Lejon, Stockholm, in January 2001, it became clear that it was a hit there too.

Jonathan Larson (music & text) based Rent on Puccini’s La Bohème. A modern musical full of vitality, energy, risks and genuine joie de vivre, Rent is about being young, vulnerable, afraid and alone in a big, cold city. It is about young people, their chaotic, Bohemian lives and their efforts to find meaning in an increasingly harsh world. About living for the moment and making the most of our time here on earth.

Musically, Rent resembles everything and nothing. There are references to hundreds of works: musicals, evergreens, rock songs and, not least, the original – La Bohème. So beautifully and brilliantly performed, however, that it can, indeed, be nothing but Rent.

Unfortunately, the creator of the work, Jonathan Larson, did not get to enjoy his life work. One of life’s cruel ironies, he died of cerebral haemorrhage the night after the dress rehearsal, ten days before he would have turned 36.

The cast includes Jakob Stadell, Fredrik Swahn, Thérèse Andersson, Anna Widing, Sarah Dawn Finer, Conny Bäckström, Daniel Engman and Magnus Sjögren.

Conductor: Lennart Simonsson
Director: Nick Bye
Choreographer: Jan Åström
Set Design: Nick Bye, Mats Jacobsson, Bengt Peters
Costumes: Lars-Åke Wilhelmsson
Lighting: Palle Palmé
Sound Design: Pär Gardenkrans


Cast

Mark
Jacob Stadell

Roger
Fredrik Swahn

Mimi
Thérèse Andersson

Maureen
Anna Widing

Joanne
Sarah Dawn Finer

Angel
Conny Bäckström

Collins
Daniel Engman

Benny
Magnus Sjögren

ENSEMBLE
Anna Andersson
Susanna Lindström
Fatima Edell
Alex Falk
Dimo Giouvanoglou
Niklas Löjdmark
Lars Säfsund
Per Breitenstein

Med reservation för eventuella ändringar

Team

Regissör
Nick Bye

Koreograf & Bitr. regissör
Jan Åström

Kostymdesign
Lars-Åke Wilhelmsson

Översättning
Ture Rangström

Musikaliskt ansvar, arrangemang
Lennart Simonsson

Scenografi
Nick Bye, Mats Jacobsson, Bengt Peters

Ljusdesign
Palle Palmé

Mask och Peruk
Helene Norberg

Ljuddesign
Jacob Julin

Upphovsmän till den ursprungliga versionen av RENT
Musik, Dialog och Sångtexter
Jonathan Larson

Arrangemang
Steve Skinner

Orignalkoncept, tilläggstexter
Billy Aronson

Musikalisk supervisor, tilläggsarrangemang
Tim Weil

Information

Rock musical with music, dialogue and lyrics by Jonathan Larson.

  • Genre: Musical
  • Season: 2002/2003
  • First show: 15 Maj 2003
  • Last show: 8 Juni 2003
  • Location:

    Main Stage.

  • Length: Approx. 2 hours 50 minutes 1 interval
  • Info:Göteborg Main Stage

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