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Go Behind the Scenes with New Line's RENT Creative Team, 3/25

New Line Theatre, "the bad boy of musical theatre, " continues its 23rd season of adult, alternative musical theatre with an all-new, re-imagined production of the Pulitzer Prize winning contemporary classic, the iconic rock opera RENT, running through March 29, 2014.

And on Tuesday, March 25, at 7:00 p.m., New Line Theatre Off Line presents the first in the new Special Features series, bringing the RENT production and design team to the stage to talk about their work and take questions from you! The event will feature directors Scott Miller and Mike Dowdy, scenic and lighting designer Rob Lippert, costume designers Sarah Porter and Marcy Wiegert, sound designer Kerrie Mondy, music director Justin Smolik, and stage manager Gabe Taylor.

Admission is free and this event is open to the public.

New Line's RENT cast includes Jeremy Hyatt (Mark), Evan Fornachon (Roger), Anna Skidis (Mimi), Luke Steingruby (Angel), Marshall Jennings (Collins), Sarah Porter (Maureen), Cody LaShea (Joanne), Shawn Bowers (Benny), Kevin Corpuz, Robert Lee Davis III, Zachary Allen Farmer, Ryan Foizey, Wendy Greenwood, Melissa Harris, Nellie Mitchell, and Marcy Wiegert.

More information about Rent is on the New Line website at

Rent runs through March 29, 2014, on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings, at 8:00 p.m., at the Washington University South Campus Theatre (formerly CBC High School), 6501 Clayton Road, just east of Big Bend. Tickets are on sale now through the Fox Theatre Box Office, or by calling 314-534-1111. New Line expects most of these performances to sell out, so advance tickets are recommended. This show contains adult content and adult language.

ABOUT NEW LINE THEATRE: New Line Theatre is a professional company dedicated to involving the people of the St. Louis region in the exploration and creation of daring, provocative, socially and politically relevant works of musical theatre. New Line was created back in 1991 at the vanguard of a new wave of nonprofit musical theatre just starting to take hold across the country. New Line has given birth to several world premiere musicals over the years and has brought back to life several shows that were not well served by their original New York productions. Altogether, New Line has produced 69 musicals since 1991, and the company was recently given its own entries in theCambridge Guide to American Theatre and Theatre World. New Line receives funding from the Regional Arts Commission, the Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation, and the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.

HIGH SCHOOL DISCOUNT: Any student with a valid school ID can get a $10 ticket at any performance, with the code word for that show, which will be posted on New Line's Facebook page, at

New Line also continues to offer the COLLEGE FREE SEATS, ten seats put aside for every performance, free to anyone with a valid college student ID, one ticket per ID. The Free Seats will be available at the theatre box office, from 7:00 p.m. to 7:55 p.m. on performance nights only.

EDUCATORS AND MILITARY DISCOUNT: New Line offers all currently employed educators and all active duty military personnel half price tickets on any Thursday night, with work ID or other proof of employment. Not valid in connection with other discounts or offers, available only at the door, and subject to availability.

For other information, visit New Line Theatre's full-service website at All programs are subject to change.

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