Casting Call for RENT

STAGE is proud to announce an update to our 2014 lineup: RENT!

Set in the East 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 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.

Based loosely on Puccini's La Boheme, Jonathan Larson's RENT follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York's Lower East Side, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. The physical and emotional complications of the disease pervade the lives of Roger, Mimi, Tom, and Angel. Maureen deals with her chronic infidelity through performance art; her partner, Joanne, wonders if their relationship is worth the trouble. Benny has sold out his Bohemian ideals in exchange for a hefty income and is on the outs with his former friends. Mark, an aspiring filmmaker, feels like an outsider to life in general. How these young bohemians negotiate their dreams, loves, and conflicts provides the narrative thread to this groundbreaking musical.

Auditions will be held August 18th - 20th at 7:00pm at Disney’s All-Star Cast Services. Those auditioning are requested to prepare 32 bars of a rock or modern Broadway selection to be performed a cappella; an accompanist will not be present. Dress in comfortable clothing and shoes for free movement (flip flops not recommended). Band auditions are by appointment only: contact Nicole at

Performance dates have not yet been finalized, but are projected for Dec 2014.

Please note the auditions are open only to Cast, Crew, and Imagineers of the Walt Disney Company.