We only have one question for you...
525,600 do you measure, measure a year?

Yes you are reading it right, fellow Scarlet Knights. It's time for our last main stage auditions of the school year. We're closing up our 40th anniversary season with a beloved musical that has touched the hearts of millions of people round the world. We hope you all are ready...

Jonathan Larson's Rent follows a year in the life of a group of young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York's Lower East Side. The physical and emotional complications of HIV/AIDS pervade the lives of Roger, Mimi, Tom, and Angel. Maureen deals with her chronic infidelity through performance art; her partner, Joanne, wonders if their relationship is worth the trouble. Benny has sold out his Bohemian ideals in exchange for a hefty income and is on the outs with his former friends. Mark, an aspiring filmmaker, feels like an outsider to life in general. How these young bohemians negotiate their dreams, loves, and conflicts provides the narrative thread to this groundbreaking musical.

Friday, April 8th at 8:00pm
Saturday, April 9th at 8:00pm
Sunday, April 10th at 7:00pm
Friday, April 15th at 8:00pm
Saturday, April 16th at 8:00pm
Sunday, April 17th at 7:00pm

Director: Kyle Buchanan
Assistant Director : Gina D'Angelo
Musical Directors: Bernadette Burke and Stephanie Mangioglu
Stage Manager: Ajit Mathews
Assistant Stage Manager: Elizabeth Alt
Choreographer: Allie Ambriano
Creative Coordinator: Joana Marmelo

**Auditions and callbacks will be at Cabaret Theatre, located at the corner of Suydam St and Nichol Ave**

Monday, February 1st, 7:00pm-11:00pm
Tuesday, February 2nd, 7:00pm-11:00pm
Callbacks will be on Wednesday, February 3rd, at time TBD

Things to Bring/Prepare: 
-16-32 measures of a musical theatre song of the style of the show, to be sung a cappella. PLEASE DO NOT PICK A SONG FROM THE SHOW!
-Your schedule/list of conflicts up until April 17th
-Your RUID number

Auditions are opened to part-time and full-time Rutgers undergraduate students

ROGER DAVIS: A struggling musician and former drug addict. He is reminiscent of Kurt Cobain. Roommates with Mark in the loft and battles with being HIV-positive. 
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: F2

MARK COHEN: Filmmaker and video artist. Knee deep in his own soul-searching, Mark is the typical young artist. He and Roger are roommates in the loft. A bit of a nerd. 
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: A2

TOM COLLINS: A computer genius and liberal professor. He is a nurturer with a smooth and relaxed disposition. Used to be a roommate in the loft and is HIV-positive.
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: F#2

BENJAMIN COFFIN III: The landlord of Mark and Roger's apartment building. A former roommate in the loft, Benny traded in his personal morals for power and wealth. 
Vocal range top: F#4
Vocal range bottom: Bb2

JOANNE JEFFERSON: A public interest lawyer and headstrong lesbian. She is smart and purposeful in all her decisions. Carries on a tumultuous relationship with Maureen. 
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: G3

ANGEL DUMOTT SCHUNARD: The eccentric HIV-positive street drummer. A drag queen with an incredible gift of dance and a magnetic personality. He becomes Tom's lover.
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: C3

MIMI MARQUEZ: An HIV-positive stripper with drug addictions. Slender and sickly, she conceals it all at her job in the local strip club. She lives in the same building as the loft.
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: Eb3

MAUREEN JOHNSON: An unpredictably zany performance artist. Maureen oozes sexuality and used to live in the loft. She has recently dumped Mark for Joanne.
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: C4

Homeless Men & Women; Junkies, Parents (Mrs. Cohen, Mr. & Mrs. Jefferson); Support Group (Steve, Gordon)

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to our producer, Kayla Votapek, at, and our artistic director, Markus Robinson, at

We hope to see you then!

RUSA allocations paid for by student fees