Ground-Breaking Productions La Boheme, Rent to be Held at BW
Celebrating another premier event offered through its Conservatory of Music and Department of Theatre and Dance, Baldwin Wallace University presents ground-breaking, in repertory productions of La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini and Rent by Jonathan Larson.
Rent is based on the story of La Bohème, a tale of struggling young artists facing poverty and the dangers of living life on the edge.
Performances run Feb. 15-27 in the John Patrick Theatre, Kleist Center for Art & Drama, 95 E. Bagley Rd.
and on Feb. 19 at 2 p.m.
and on Feb. 20, 26 and 27 at 2 p.m.
A series of pre-show talks with prominent BW and community representatives will be held one hour prior to each performance. They will spotlight various aspects of the show to help spectators better understand and appreciate the production. The schedule of speakers is available online.
$10 (BW students—first two tickets are $10 each; additional are $20 each)
Victoria Bussert, director of the music theatre program, is the stage director for both productions. She believes these two pieces have not been previously performed together. Bussert has directed La Bohème for Piedmont Opera and Madame Butterfly for Cleveland Opera among other productions. Her music theatre credits include regional, off-Broadway and national tours. She also is on the Board of Directors for the National Alliance of Music Theatres.
BW's award-winning faculty devote personal attention to helping students succeed. In the past three years, the College has been chosen to present non-union premieres of Phantom of the Opera, Brooklyn and [title of show]. In addition, music theatre alumni and students have accrued impressive careers that span Broadway to London.