Rent to kick off big year

Seann Miley Moore and Callum Francis will star in Rent Photo: Daniel Boud

Famed Broadway rock musical, Rent, will usher in a triumphant 2021 of live entertainment in Wyong, when the brand-new Australian production hits The Art House this coming February.

As shows begin to return at reduced capacity and under Covid-safe guidelines, The Art House is determined to continue forging its path of bringing headlining metropolitan Aussie theatre to the Coast.

Marking the 25th anniversary of the original production that spent 12 years on Broadway, the Aussie revival will come to Wyong directly after its opening run at The Sydney Opera House.

Following a group of queer artists struggling to survive and thrive in New York City’s East Village, Johnathan Larson’s 90s rock musical tackles the themes of love, friendship and respect as the cast grapples with the gentrification of their neighbourhood, while the dark shadow of the HIV/AIDs epidemic looms.

The production stars Seann Miley Moore and Callum Francis, with Shaun Rennie at the helm as Director, Andrew Worboys as Musical Director and Luca Dinardo as Choreographer, and is being presented by The Art House in association with LPD Productions and Sugary Rum Productions.

After a year of social, physical, and emotional turmoil, this tale about living in the moment, facing adversity, and finding community is more relevant than ever.

The production is sure to bring people back together to bond over this much-loved story.

Rent opens at The Art House on February 4, 2021, for a strictly limited four show run.

Tickets are essential and are available through The Art House’s website.

Dilon Luke