La Vie Boheme! Jonathan Larson's iconic Pulitzer Prize-winning musical that shaped a generation of audiences and taught us all to measure our life in love.


Set in the East Village, 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, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. How these young bohemians negotiate their dreams, loves, and conflicts provides the narrative thread to this groundbreaking musical.

*PLEASE NOTE*: RENT contains mature themes and material. If cast, actors under the age of 18 will need parental consent to participate.



If you are unable to make it to the in-person auditions for our MainStage Productions, follow these instructions on how to submit a video audition. All video auditions will be reviewed by part of the creative team and every submission will receive a response. For information on our current season, rehearsal times and tuition, click here.


Please clearly say your name and age looking directly into the camera.



  1. 32 bars (or a short cut) of a pop/rock song or contemporary musical theater song in the style of the show you are auditioning for (a video from a previous performance is okay too).

  2. Please prepare one or two of the sides listed below. If the scene has more than one character, make sure to have a reader placed beside the camera (performer should focus on the reader). We do not have sides covering every role, but we still take every part into consideration. Make a selection that fits you best.



Please upload your video audition to either YouTube (unlisted), Vimeo (unlisted), Google Drive, or Dropbox. Send an email to including the link to the video (could be joint as one clip, or separate clips) with the following subject line "Video Audition - Name of Show - Name of Auditionee" (For example: "Video Audition - Mamma Mia! - Meryl Streep"). Please also attach the following availability sheet filled out: AVAILABILITY SHEET - CLICK HERE

NOTE: We will not be able to consider your audition unless it includes slate, song, sides, and the availability sheet.


Click the title of any of the sides below and it will automatically download.

(We do not have sides covering every part, but we still take every part into consideration. Make a selection that fits you best.)

Not an actor, but want to get involved?

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