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Book, Music, and Lyrics by
Jonathan Larson

Directed by Michael P Watkins



The musical that changed Broadway forever and became a Pop Culture phenomenon makes its Actors Cabaret debut this summer! 


Loosely based on Giacomo Puccini's 1896 opera La Boheme, RENT follows of a group of young artists, forming a chosen family as they struggle to survive and create a meaningful life in the run-down neighborhoods of the Lower Manhattan's East Village. It's the 80's. The age of AIDS, of Crack Cocaine, of Reagan, of Greed is Good. Persevering through love and acceptance, these modern-day Bohemians struggle to create a space for themselves in the world and choose to measure their lives in love.


This groundbreaking musical won four Tony awards and The Pulitzer Prize. When RENT opened in 1996, most of the musicals on Broadway were large, fantasy-based spectacles. RENT, with its electric score, young cast, and a plot based on what was happening literally down the street, hit with the power of a thunderbolt and ran on Broadway for over a decade. Sadly, the composer of RENT, Jonathan Larson, never lived to see the success of his only Broadway Show. After working on RENT for seven years, waiting tables and living in poverty, Jonathan Larson unexpectedly died ten days before his 36th birthday, the day before the first Off-Broadway preview performance of RENT.


"Give in to love, or live in fear"

                                            Jonathan Larson, 1960-1996

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Friday, June 9 - Doors 6:00, Show 7:30

Saturday, June 10 - Doors 6:00, Show 7:30


Friday, June 16 - Doors 6:00, Show 7:30

Saturday, June 17 - Doors 6:00, Show 7:30

Sunday, June 18 - Doors 12:30, Show 2:00


Friday, June 23 - Doors 6:00, Show 7:30

Saturday, June 24 - Doors 6:00, Show 7:30

Sunday, June 25 - Doors 12:30, Show 2:00

Friday, June 30 - Doors 6:00, Show 7:30

Saturday, July 1- Doors 6:00, Show 7:30

Friday, July 7 - Doors 6:00, Show 7:30

Saturday, July 8 - Doors 6:00, Show 7:30

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Any tickets remaining day-of-show will be sold at the door.

The show must go on; that's what they say... 

On Friday the thirteenth of March, 2020 we had to cancel the opening night performance of SUNSET BOULEVARD. We all know what happened after that. Nothing good. We had to cancel the rest of the season. With our Season Pass, we promised a lot of people a year of great shows that never happened. It was chaotic, confusing, depressing, and scary all at once. Most of our patrons accepted that the situation was not of our making and out of our hands. Your graciousness in that terrible time saved our theater. 

Now, we need your help more than ever. 

Important Update

Actors Cabaret of Eugene no longer requires patrons to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. Patrons are strongly encouraged to wear masks in the theater, but we want everyone to feel comfortable and confident in their masking choices. Tickets are sold up to full seating capacity without spacing between parties.

Policies are subject to change based on evolving guidance from Lane County, the State of Oregon, and the CDC. If you are feeling unwell, please stay home. You can switch to another performance if available for that show, donate your ticket back to ACE or gift it to a friend!

Thank YOU from ACE

First and most, thank you. Thank you for seeing the shows, buying the tickets, wearing your masks and getting the Covid poke. Thanks to the actors for setting aside hours and hours of rehearsal, thanks to the crew for doing the same, and thanks to our patrons who never lost hope and have been patiently waiting for lasagna.Your day has arrived!

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