Sunday, May 22 & Monday, May 23, 2022

Central Park Performing Arts Center
105 Central Park Drive
Largo, FL  33770

Rehearsals begin on June 5, 2022

Performance dates: August 5-14, 2022

Director: Derek Baxter
Music Director: William Coleman

Please prepare 16 bars of a song (in your key) that showcases your voice.

Bring sheet music; a pianist will be provided.

No acapella or recorded music.

Wear or bring proper dance attire (no sandals or flip-flops).

Bring Character/Jazz Shoes.

There may be readings from the script.
Bring a current resume and headshot if you have them.
Be prepared to provide any conflicts you may have during the rehearsal period.
We rehearse Monday-Thursday from 7:00 - 10:00 PM and
Sunday from 1:00 - 5:00 PM

All roles are unpaid.

Pursuant to EOT’s Mission, actors of all abilities and ethnicities are strongly encouraged to submit. 

 All roles are open - must be at least 18 years old to audition:

Roger Davis (Male, Age 20-25):
A struggling musician and former drug addict. He is reminiscent of Kurt Cobain. Roommates with Mark in the loft and battles with being HIV-positive. Guitar skills a plus.
Vocal range: F2-A4
Mark Cohen (Male, Age 20-30): Filmmaker and video artist. Knee deep in his own soul-searching, Mark is the typical young artist. He and Roger are roommates in the loft. A bit of a nerd.
Vocal range: A2-G4
Mimi Marquez (Female, Age 18-21): An HIV-positive stripper with drug addictions. Slender and sickly, she conceals it all at her job in the local strip club. She lives in the same building as the loft.
Vocal range: Eb3-E5
Tom Collins (Male, Age 25-35): A computer genius and liberal professor. He is a nurturer with a smooth and relaxed disposition. Used to be a roommate in the loft and is HIV-positive.
Vocal range: F#2-A4
Maureen Johnson (Female, Age 20-25): An unpredictably zany performance artist. Maureen oozes sexuality and used to live in the loft. She has recently dumped Mark for Joanne.
Vocal range: C4-F5
Angel Dumott Schunard (Male, Age 20-30): The eccentric HIV-positive street drummer. A drag queen with an incredible gift of dance and a magnetic personality. He becomes Tom's lover. Drumming skills a plus.
Vocal range: C3-A4
Joanne Jefferson (Female, Age 25-40): A public interest lawyer and headstrong lesbian. She is smart and purposeful in all her decisions. Carries on a tumultuous relationship with Maureen.
Vocal range: G3-E5
Benjamin “Benny” Coffin III (Male, Age 25-35): The landlord of Mark and Roger's apartment building. A former roommate in the loft, Benny traded in his personal morals for power and wealth.
Vocal range: Bb2-F#4
Ensemble (All ages 18+): Homeless Men & Women; Junkies, Parents (Mrs. Cohen, Mr. & Mrs. Jefferson); Support Group (Steve, Gordon). All vocal types.
Seeking strong dancers and strong singers. Proficiency in both is a plus but not required, as casting will most likely include some dancer-only roles and some singer-only roles.

All people auditioning must be comfortable in hetero and queer situations and have no issue with language, sexual situations, and other adult content.

La Vie Boheme! For over a quarter of a century, Jonathan Larson’s Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece has inspired us to choose love over fear and to live without regret. Its immeasurable emotional impact has forever changed the world of musical theatre, and is now coming to the EOT stage.  
 Set in the East Village of New York City, RENT is about falling in love, finding your voice, and living for today. Based loosely on Puccini's La Boheme, RENT follows a year in the lives of a diverse group of artists and friends struggling to follow their dreams without selling out, trying to survive and create in New York's Lower East Side, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS.  
How these young bohemians negotiate their dreams, loves, and conflicts provides the narrative thread to this groundbreaking musical. 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.  
RENT helped to shape a generation of audiences and taught us all to measure our life in love.

Eight O'Clock Theatre
Central Park Performing Arts Center
105 Central Park Drive
Largo, FL 33771

PO Box 297
Safety Harbor, FL 34695

Box Office: (727) 587-6793 

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