Annie Crummer In Rent
Annie Crummer In Rent
Strictly limited Auckland season
opens April 22, 2010
TICKETS ON SALE NOW @ THE EDGE WWW.BUYTICKETS.CO.NZ
ICONIC New Zealand artist ANNIE CRUMMER has been signed as Joanne Jefferson, a lead character in RENT -- one of the world's most controversial and successful musicals -- when it opens in Auckland in April.
Annie -- who played the Killer Queen in the outstanding season of Queen's We Will Rock You in Auckland in 2007 – is Joanne Jefferson, an Ivy League-educated public interest lawyer and lesbian struggling with trust issues with her flirtatious girlfriend.
The Kiwi pop princess will feature in the fabulous cast in this all-new production, presented by Auckland Music Theatre. Auditions were held a week ago with a huge 140 artists putting their hands up for roles in strictly limited season that opens at The Civic, The Edge on April 22, 2010.
For Annie -- who’s version of Another One Bites the Dust won the approval of Queen’s own Brian May and Roger Taylor and continues to enjoy airplay six years after it was recorded – RENT is a musical she holds very dear to her heart. She appeared in the Melbourne and Sydney seasons of the production, and got to sing for the very first time professionally Seasons of Love, made famous by STEVIE WONDER.
Annie says: “I'm humbled and excited to be revisiting my RENT experience. My character, Joanne, is a Harvard-educated lawyer who has trust issues with her flirtatious girlfriend, Maureen.”
Annie explains that RENT is full of raw and honest stories, woven within a close group of friends.
“I would invite NZ audiences to pay attention right from the get-go as RENT is fast-paced and emotionally moving at the same time. Jonathan Larson's musical storytelling bravely speaks of life and death, as it truthfully is. I'm looking forward to rehearsing with my fellow RENTies -- this cast is fresh and energized!”
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RENT is a revolutionary modern rock opera, updating Puccini's classic "La Boheme", and is widely considered the greatest rock musical of modern times.
Set in the late 1980s in New York City's Bohemian East Village, this stirring musical tells the story of a group of impoverished young artists, writers and musicians struggling to live and pay their rent.
"Measuring their lives in love", these starving artists strive for success and acceptance while enduring the obstacles of poverty, illness and loss; all while celebrating their creative spirit, choosing to live life as if there is No Day But Today!
"A raw and riveting milestone in musical theatre!" Rolling Stone magazine
RENT was one of the first Broadway musicals to clearly feature gay, bisexual, lesbian, and transgender characters. It is also noted for its ethnically diverse cast, which includes many racial minorities in its ensemble and leading roles. RENT is considered revolutionary for bringing controversial topics and counterculture to a traditionally conservative medium, and is credited with increasing the popularity of musical theatre in the younger generation. Many critics have also mentioned how the show speaks to Generation Y the same way that the musical HAIR spoke to the flower generation, calling it "a rock opera for our time, a 'Hair' for the 90's."