Rent the Musical Rocks Melbourne

The iconic rock musical RENT, winner of multiple Tony Awards, is hitting the stage in Melbourne for only a few weeks before touring Australia!

After wowing audiences in Brisbane, this all-new Aussie production arrives with a talented cast and promises a powerful celebration of life, love, and the human spirit.Set on the vibrant yet harsh streets of New York City’s East Village, a group of struggling artists navigate friendship, love, and loss in the shadow of HIV/AIDS.

Featuring beloved songs like “Seasons of Love,” “Take Me or Leave Me,” and “La Vie Bohème,” RENT is a musical that you may only know a few songs from, but those songs are unforgettable.This Melbourne season features a stellar cast, including Noah Mullins (Mark), Jerrod Smith (Roger), Martha Berhane (Mimi), Calista Nelmes (Maureen), and Nick Afoa (Collins).

Directed by Shaun Rennie with musical direction by Andrew Worboys and choreography by Luca Dinardo, this production lights up the stunning State Theatre for a whole new generation. While the story of Rent is a little dull and predictable, jumping from one mildly interesting event to the next haphazardly, the incredible voices of this excellent cast will still have you glued to your seat.

Matched with brilliant lighting and on the stage of the magnificent State Theatre, it’s definitely a show worth seeing live. Don’t miss your chance to see such an iconic show on one of the best stages in Melbourne. There’s “no day but today” to see Rent for yourself.

– The Plus Ones

Rent is playing at the State Theatre Melbourne from the 17th February – 10th March, 2024 before touring to Perth, Newcastle and Canberra. Book tickets here.

Disclosure: The Plus Ones were invited guests of IP Publicity.

Photo credit: Supplied, Pia Johnson.