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30 by Ninety has been providing quality live entertainment on the Northshore since it was founded in 2014. Located in Mandeville, LA, this non-profit theatre is truly community-driven in its scope and outreach. 30 by Ninety has numerous opportunities for the local community to be involved, like holding open auditions of all its shows, offering volunteer work for both on and off stage (and service hour opportunities for students), as well as partnering with local restaurants and businesses.

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Upcoming Auditions

RENT
August 28 - September 19, 2021

Stage and Musical Direction :: Jonathan Sturcken
Assistant Director :: Cashel Rodriguez
Choreographer :: KA Lyons
Stage Manager :: Amy Riddell

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SHOW DATES :: August 28 – September 19, 2021

AUDITIONS will be held on May 21-22 by appointment only.
Callbacks, if necessary, will be held the night of May 31.

To schedule an audition, complete the audition form.

SING-THROUGH: June 7. REHEARSALS will follow, Monday-Thursday evenings, times TBA.
TECH WEEK will be the week of August 23.

You will be assigned a specific time to audition within your selected time frame. For your audition, please sing a song of your choice with an instrumental backing track. These selections should be no longer than two minutes and can be from either musical theatre or contemporary popular/commercial music. Please DO NOT sing songs from Rent for this audition, but DO stick within the genres of music represented in the show. (Rock, blues, gospel, Classic Broadway, pop, etc.) Bring your instrumental track on a phone or mobile device. A speaker will be provided.

Selections from RENT will be assigned by character for callback auditions, and tracks will be provided.

Actors of all races and ethnicities are welcome and encouraged to audition. Due to adult themes and subject matter, auditions will only be scheduled for individuals eighteen and older. All roles are being considered.

Please email rent30byninety@gmail.com with any questions prior to auditions.

SYNOPSIS

Based loosely on Puccini’s beloved opera La Bohème, RENT is a Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning rock musical that follows the ups and downs of a year in the life of a group of impoverished, artistic friends living in Manhattan’s East Village. Under the shadow of HIV/AIDS, the group’s dreams, losses, and love stories weave through the musical’s narration to paint a stunningly raw and emotional portrait of their gritty, bohemian world. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to live for today and measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters.

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS

ROGER DAVIS [early 20s to late 30s, male] || 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. Able to project raw pain with charisma. Ability to play guitar is a plus.
Vocal Range – B2 to A4, strong rock tenor
** If you play guitar and are auditioning for the role of Roger, please bring a guitar with you to your audition.

MARK COHEN [late teens to mid 30s, male] || 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. Likable, if occasionally high-strung, he is almost the narrator of the show.
Vocal Range – C#3 to G4, pop baritone/tenor

TOM COLLINS [early 20s to early 40s, male] || 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. Philosopher, teacher, anarchist, and AIDS activist.
Vocal Range – F#2 to A4, rich R&B baritone with strong high end

BENJAMIN COFFIN III [early 20s to early 40s, male] || 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. Slick and cocky, a smooth operator.
Vocal Range – Eb3 to F#4, pop baritone

JOANNE JEFFERSON [early 20s to early 40s, female] || A public interest lawyer and headstrong lesbian. She is smart and purposeful in all her decisions. Carries on a tumultuous relationship with Maureen. Wry humor and sardonic wit, politically connected, a Harvard Graduate.
Vocal Range – Bb3 to E5, pop mezzo with belt

ANGEL DUMOTT SCHUNARD [late teens to mid 30s, all gender identities welcome] || The eccentric HIV-positive street drummer with an incredible gift of dance and a magnetic personality. They become Tom’s lover. Extremely warm, lovable and nurturing. Playing drums a plus.
Vocal Range – C3 to A4, high pop tenor with strong falsetto

MIMI MARQUEZ [late teens to mid 30s, female] || An HIV-positive stripper who struggles with drug addiction. Sexy and of the streets, with some dark secrets. She lives in the same building as the loft. Must convey innocence and vulnerability while being very savvy at the same time.
Vocal Range – F#3 to E5, rock alto with a high belt

MAUREEN JOHNSON [late teens to late 30s, female] || An unpredictably zany performance artist. Maureen oozes sexuality and used to live in the loft. She has recently dumped Mark for Joanne. Funny, attractive and wild.
Vocal Range – C4 to F5, versatile mezzo with belt

ENSEMBLE ROLES [18+, all gender identities welcome] || Spirited performers of all vocal ranges needed to portray various characters including (but not limited to) carolers, addicts, parents, Alexi Darling, support group members, “Seasons of Love” soloists, etc. Most ensemble members will portray more than one character.

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