Rock musical ‘Rent’ coming to Waimea’s Kahilu Theatre
Kahilu Theatre in Waimea will present on June 24 and 25 the cultural phenomenon, rock musical: “Rent.”
After a pandemic-imposed hiatus, Kahilu’s Youth Troupe returns to the stage for this special production of two performances.
The Kahilu Youth Troupe is led by veteran stage director Beth Bornstein Dunnington. They first presented “Rent” in 2013, and a few of those original cast members are participating in this 10th Anniversary production.
Dunnington is joined by choreographer Angel Prince of Prince Dance Company, music director Maika’i Nash and vocal coach Val Underwood. They are guiding a cast of professional and Youth Troupe members.
“Rent” tells the story of a group of impoverished young artists struggling to survive and create a life in Lower Manhattan’s East Village, under the shadow of the AIDS epidemic. It is based loosely on Giacomo Puccini’s La Bohème.
Shows will be held on June 24 at 7 p.m. and June 25 at 3 p.m. For tickets – which cost between $25 and $45 – and more information, click here.