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Local Students Perform in RENT School Edition at the White Plains Performing Arts Center

Local Students Perform in RENT School Edition at the White Plains Performing Arts Center Local Students Perform in RENT School Edition at the White Plains Performing Arts Center Local Students Perform in RENT School Edition at the White Plains Performing Arts Center
Middle and high school students from across Westchester and Fairfield Counties will be performing in RENT School Edition at the White Plains Performing Arts Center, April 25 – 27.  The show is a production of the region’s premiere theatrical training organization, the WPPAC Conservatory Theatre.

Based loosely on Puccini's La Boheme, RENT School Edition follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York's Lower East Side, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS.

Set in the East Village of New York City, RENT School Edition is about falling in love, finding your voice, and living for today. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, it has become a pop cultural phenomenon with songs that rock and a story that resonates with audiences of all ages.

This adaptation has been carefully done, working with Jonathan Larson’s estate to retain the dramatic intent of the groundbreaking rock musical. 

See a preview here: http://vimeo.com/91545130

Tickets are available for three weekend performances, on Friday, April 25 and Saturday April 26 at 8pm and Sunday, April 27 at 2pm.  Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for high school students and younger and can be purchased online at http://wppac.com/ (click “Buy Tickets Now”) or call the box office at (914) 328-1600.

WPPAC Conservatory Theatre,
the region’s premiere theatrical training organization, is engaging youth in theatre training that empowers them to unleash their imaginations and access their own artistic expression and aesthetic development. Both artistic and educational, WPPAC holds itself and its students to high professional standards while providing students with the tools necessary to meet those standards.

The White Plains Performing Arts Center
(WPPAC) is a vital resource for dynamic cultural and educational programming in Westchester County and its surrounding communities. WPPAC produces and presents critically acclaimed theatre, music, dance, family programming and special community events with a commitment to education that is reflected in the training and development of young artists through multi-disciplinary study and performance. WPPAC is dedicated to artistic presentation of the highest caliber that moves, inspires, challenges and educates audiences in an ever-changing, modern world.

Located on the 3rd level of City Center on the corner of Mamaroneck Avenue and Main Street in downtown White Plains, with convenient parking and an abundance of local dining options.  WPPAC is a high-quality, hassle-free, affordable alternative to NYC. For more information, please visit  www.wppac.com.

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