The Convention & Visitors Bureau office is buzzing about the opening of Crimson Creek’s production of “RENT” tomorrow (Tuesday, August 2) at the Empire Arts Center. I have seen this modern-day musical in London, New York and Mineapolis, and I know Crimson will not dissapoint. If you have been to any of their other productions such as “Hair”, “The Producers”, “The Great American Trailer Park Musical” and “Psycho Beach Party”, you know what I am talking about.
Set in the Ast Village of New York City, “RENT” is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and Pulitzer Prize for Drama, “RENT” has become a pop culture phenomenon with songs that rock and a story that resonates with audiences of all ages. Based loosely on Puccini’s La Boheme, “RENT” follows a year in the life of a group of friends struggling to make it in the big city.
Crimson performers have performed “flash mobs” at various Grand Forks locations to give us a taste of what is to come. Click here for a sample.
“RENT” is onstage August 2-6 and 9-13 at 7:30 p.m. Presale tickets ($20/adults and $18/students and seniors) are highly encouraged and may be purchased at the Chester Fritz Box Office (701.777.4090).