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RENT

Book, Music & Lyrics by Jonathan Larson
​Co-produced with the Otterbein Department of Music

Based on Puccini’s beloved opera La Bohème, RENT follows the ups and downs of a year in the life of a group of impoverished, artistic friends living in Manhattan’s East Village. The group’s dreams, losses, and love stories weave through the musical’s narration to paint a stunningly raw and emotional portrait of the gritty bohemian world of New York City in the late 1980s, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. Winner of the TONY Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Rent has become a pop cultural phenomenon with songs that rock and a story that resonates with audiences of all ages.

Advisory: This production is recommended for mature audiences due to adult language and themes.

Special Events

Calling all Theatre & Dance Alumni!
Join us for a Reception & Show
Saturday, September 26, 2015

4-6pm
Reception: Giammarcos in Westerville

8:00pm
Show: RENT in the Fristche Theatre
at Cowan Hall

Otterbein Alumni Discounts!
RENT
September 24-27, 2015
Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall

Use the promo code found in the
Homecoming Brochure or call the
box office 
p / 614.823.1109

Performance Information

Thursday, September 24 at 7:30pm
Friday, September 25 at 8:00pm
Saturday, September 26 at 8:00pm
Sunday, September 27 at 2:00pm


Thursday, October 1 at 8:00pm
Friday, October 2 at 8:00pm
Saturday, October 3 at 8:00pm
Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall
30 S. Grove St.
Westerville, OH 43081
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Box Office
M-F 10am - 4pm
Opens one hour before curtain
p / 614.823.1109
e /boxoffice@otterbein.edu

Individual tickets for Rent are $25 each and can be purchased online beginning August 31st.
Click here to buy tickets online
Please note that all purchases made via the Internet are final. No refunds or exchanges can be granted after purchase has been made.

Production Team

  • DirectorMelissa Lusher
  • Music DirectorLori Kay Harvey
  • ChoreographerNatasha Natraj
  • Scenic DesignRob Johnson
  • Lighting DesignRebecca Schafer
  • Costume DesignEmma Sicker
  • Sound DesignerTBA
  • Stage ManagerArri Allen

Department of Theatre and Dance

Department Office
M-F: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
p/ 614.823.1657

Box Office
M-F: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
p/ 614.823.1109
e/ boxoffice@otterbein.edu

For general questions about admission and financial aid:
Elizabeth Doyle
Admission Counselor
p/ 614.823.1219
e/ edoyle@otterbein.edu

For questions about BFA Acting and Musical Theatre auditions:
Harriet Hill, Audition Coordinator
e/ audition@otterbein.edu

For questions about BA, Design/Tech, and Dance Minor admission:
Matt Wolfe, Administrative Assistant
p/ 614.823.1657
e/ mtwolfe@otterbein.edu

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