Queen City Concerts announces auditions for RENT

QC Concerts is proud to present RENT, September 6-7, 2024 at the Booth Playhouse at Blumenthal Arts. This production will be directed/music directed by Zachary Tarlton, with a co-director to be announced. This will be a mixed-media, immersive production and will be performed off-book.

QC Concerts is committed to casting a diverse and unique group of individuals, representative of the vast community that we serve. All ethnicities, identities, and abilities/disabilities encouraged to audition for any role.

Auditions for RENT will be at LUMI School of Musical Theatre:

Sunday, June 9th from 2:00pm-5:00pm
Monday, June 10th from 7:00pm-9:00pm
Callbacks for RENT are scheduled for Thursday, June 13th from 7:00pm-9:00pm

Please click here to view the rehearsal schedule.

Performances will be at the Booth Playhouse as follows:

Friday, September 6, 2024 at 7:30pm
Saturday, September 7, 2024 at 2:00pm
Saturday, September 7, 2024 at 7:30pm

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Those auditioning should prepare 16-32 bars of music from a musical theatre or pop/rock style song. Please bring sheet music in the correct key. An accompanist will be provided.

All roles are volunteer.

Character Breakdown:

Roger Davis
A struggling musician and former drug addict. Roommates with Mark in the loft and battles with being HIV-positive.
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: F2

Mark Cohen
Filmmaker and video artist. Knee deep in his own soul-searching, Mark is the typical young artist. He and Roger are roommates in the loft. A bit of a nerd.
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: A2

Tom Collins
A computer genius and liberal professor. He is a nurturer with a smooth and relaxed disposition. Used to be a roommate in the loft and is HIV-positive.
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: F#2

Benjamin Coffin III
The landlord of Mark and Roger’s apartment building. A former roommate in the loft, Benny traded in his personal morals for power and wealth.
Vocal range top: F#4
Vocal range bottom: Bb2

Joanne Jefferson
A public interest lawyer. She is smart and purposeful in all her decisions. Carries on a tumultuous relationship with Maureen.
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: G3

Angel Dumott Schunard
The eccentric HIV-positive street drummer. A drag queen with an incredible gift of dance and a magnetic personality. They become Tom’s lover.
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: C3

Mimi Marquez
An HIV-positive stripper with drug addictions. She lives in the same building as the loft.
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: Eb3

Maureen Johnson
An unpredictably zany performance artist. Maureen oozes sexuality and used to live in the loft. She has recently dumped Mark for Joanne.
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: C4

Homeless Men & Women; Junkies, Parents (Mrs. Cohen, Mr. & Mrs. Jefferson); Support Group (Steve, Gordon)
Vocal range: All