Wednesday, March 14, 2012

A Rock Opera at Saddleback College

One year in the life of a group of bohemians struggling in modern-day East Village, New York

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Rancho Santa Margarita,  CA – The Department of Theatre Arts at Saddleback College is scheduled to present RENT, books and lyrics by Jonathan Larson, musical arrangements by Steve Skinner, original concept/additional lyrics by Bill Aronson, music supervision and additional arrangements by Tim Weil, on April 13th to the 22nd in the McKinney Theatre.

Directed by Daniel R. Trevino, with choreography by Ellen Prince and musical direction by Christopher Smith, this rock opera deals with one year in the life of a group of bohemians struggling in modern-day East Village, New York.  During this tumultuous year, the friends deal with love, loss, AIDS, hope and triumph in one truly powerful story.

L-R:   Michael Mayo, Philip Bushell, Photographer:  Ken Kinderaption

Dates:  April 13, 14, 19, 20, 21 at 8 pm and April 14, 15, 21, 22 at 3 pm.

Tickets can be purchased by calling (949) 582-4656 (noon-4 Tuesday-Saturday) and online at  Prices are $13 general; $12 students/seniors/ Angels; $9 for Saddleback community with current ASB card.  Group rates are $9 each for 20 or more.
The Department of Theatre Arts program at Saddleback College produces several fully-staged shows in which students are encouraged to participate.  Theatre Arts students are given the opportunity to audition for every production and Theatre Arts students are given priority in the casting process.  In addition there are numerous opportunities for students to contribute in backstage activities of all college productions.

Saddleback College is located at 28000 Marguerite Pkwy in Mission Viejo, just east of Interstate 5 at the Avery Parkway exit.  Free parking is available in Lot 12.  Take Avery Parkway to Marguerite Parkway turn left to the third traffic light, which is Saddleback’s Marguerite entrance. Turn right into the campus and take the third left to Theatre Circle, turning right into Lot 12.
Located in Mission Viejo, Saddleback College provides quality higher education and training to the greater south Orange County community.  Having served more than 500,000 students since 1968, Saddleback College offers over 300 degree and certificate programs to help students reach their personal, career, and educational goals.  For more information, please visit and for Fine Arts information, please visit  

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