Director/Choreographer: Anthony Bruno
Rent: (Rated R)
Set in the East Village of New York City, Rent is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. 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.
Based loosely on Puccini's La Boheme, Jonathan Larson's Rent follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York's Lower East Side. How these young bohemians negotiate their dreams, loves and conflicts provides the narrative thread to this groundbreaking musical. This is theatre at its best – exuberant, passionate and joyous.
Auditions: March 12 & 13, 2024 -Stay tuned for more information!
Call Backs: March 14, 2024
Information Night: March 15, 2024
Rehearsals: April 2 -May 9, 2024
Friday May 10, 2024 -7pm
Saturday May 11, 2024 -7pm
Sunday May 12, 2024 -2pm
Thursday May 16, 2024 -7pm
Friday May 17, 2024 -7pm
Saturday May 18, 2024 - 2 & 7pm
Meet the Director
Anthony is an award-winning theatre director and educator specializing in ensemble-driven theatre and new work development. He is currently the Artistic Director at Arlington Children’s Theatre in Arlington, MA. Anthony’s work on the world premiere of Southern Hospitality by Lilia Rubin earned him the NSPF Award for Best Director. In 2018, Anthony co-produced and directed Theater for the New City’s 15th annual gala, Love ‘N Courage featuring André De Shields, Vinie Burrows, and Charles Busch.
Anthony founded The Sandbox @ Redhouse, a program in partnership with Red House Arts Center (Syracuse, NY) designed to train and foster collaboration between local playwrights and directors in the development of new works. Anthony was selected from a global pool of applicants by the International Performing Arts Institute to direct and train early-career musical theatre and opera professionals in Kiefersfelden, Germany. This year, The Great American Songbook Foundation (founded by Michael Feinstein) scouted Anthony to sit on the screening and admittance panel for their prestigious Songbook Academy, a program that trains pre-professional high school performers from around the country.
Select New York credits include What Do Critics Know? (Signature Theatre), The 40th Annual Halloween Costume Ball (Theater for the New City), and Me Prometheus (Hudson Guild Theatre). Regional credits include White Plains PAC, Red House Arts Center, Summer Theatre of New Canaan, Riverside Theatre, Sheboygan Theatre Company, Phoenix Productions, Cape Fear Regional Theatre, and as a visiting member of the Music Theatre faculty at Elon University. Anthony holds a BFA in Music Theatre from Elon University and is an SDC Associate Member.