In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway, and forever changed the landscape of American theater. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s “RENT” continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. And now, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production.
A reimagining of Puccini's “La Bohème,” “RENT” follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters — love.
The Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville brings in artists and entertainers from all over the world to create unforgettable performances. The facility offers diversified programming, large-scale touring productions and unparalleled performing arts opportunities. The WAC has played host to comedian Steve Martin and touring productions of Broadway’s greatest, including “Les Misérables,” “Book of Mormon” and much more.
The WAC has enriched the cultural life of Northwest Arkansas for 25 years. It recently expanded and remodeled, adding nearly 30,000 square feet of space to the newly modernized facility that is able to bring more arts and education opportunities than ever to Fayetteville.
For more information, including tickets, visit waltonartscenter.org.