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Sunset Over Manhattan

Season 15

City Street

Callback materials have been sent to each performers' registration emails! 

There's No Day But Today To Join Us In The East Village

AGES 14*-19
Auditions: May 1-6, 2023
Performances: July 20-23, 2023


Rehearsals at Joan Pisani Community Center in Saratoga
Performances at Leigh Performing Arts Center,
San Jose

Actors of all backgrounds, identities, races, ethnicities and experience are encouraged to audition. 

All Who Audition Will Be Cast

Zoom, video, or alternative audition formats available for performers with conflicts during audition week.

Financial aid is available for performers with need.

* Completed Freshman Year in High School By This Summer.

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.

New York City
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