RENT is Due at Palm Canyon Theatre See the Groundbreaking Musical about Love and Resilience October 27-November 12, 2023

October 05, 2023


Palm Springs, Calif., (September 21, 2023) – Get ready for an electrifying musical journey as Palm Canyon Theatre (PCT) proudly presents RENT, the groundbreaking and poignant masterpiece that has captivated audiences worldwide. This iconic production, directed by Luke Rainey with set and lighting design by J.W. Layne and featuring the musical direction of Jaci Davis, promises an unforgettable theatrical experience.


Written by Jonathan Larson, RENT takes audiences on a rollercoaster ride through the lives of a group of young artists striving to survive and create in New York’s vibrant Lower East Side. Set against the backdrop of the HIV/AIDS crisis, this memorable musical delves into the dreams, loves, and conflicts of eight bohemian souls. With songs that rock and a story that resonates across generations, RENT offers a gripping narrative that will leave you moved and inspired.


PCT’s production of RENT boasts a talented cast, including: Sonny Von Cleveland as Roger Davis, Patrick Wallace as Mark Cohen, Allegra Angelo as Mimi Márquez, Travis Cresenger as Angel, Dwayne Arvinger as Tom Collins, Christine Avery as Maureen Johnson, April Mejia as Joanne Jefferson, Raul Valenzuela as Benny Coffin. With ensemble including Jana Giboney, Jessica Lenz, Jasmin Shaffer, Dani Jara Lesaca, Sanai Wright, Jackie Padgett, Robert Lesaca and LT Cousineau.


RENT takes to the stage October 27-November 12, 2023. Show times are 7 p.m. on Thursdays, 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $38 for adults; $34 for seniors; $17 for students. Group discounts are available.


For tickets, sponsorship opportunities, or other information, call the PCT box office at 760-323-5123 or order online at Palm Canyon Theatre is located at 538 North Palm Canyon Drive, at the corner of Alejo Road and Palm Canyon Drive. Box office hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. RENT is presented through a special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI), with authorized performance materials supplied by MTI.


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About Palm Canyon Theatre:

Palm Canyon Theatre is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization dedicated to the education of live stage production and the enrichment of the greater Palm Springs community and its visitors. The regional repertory theater company operates primarily with volunteers and produces Broadway musicals, classic plays, and one-night cabarets, plus offers a children’s theatre camp and production. The theatre opened its doors in 1997 when Dr. William “Bill” Layne and his family renovated the historic Frances S. Stevens School located at the corner of Palm Canyon Drive and Alejo Road in Palm Springs, Calif.