Press Release

For Immediate Release: September 26, 2014

Freeholder Board and UCPAC Present RENT

Union County – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Union County Performing Arts Center are proud to present RENT the musical that changed Broadway forever. Produced by Mystic Vision Players, at the Main Stage at UCPAC, performances are limited to two weekends, November 7th and 8th, 14th and 15th.

“The Freeholder Board is proud to be able to support the arts through the use of the Performing Arts Center,” said Freeholder Vice-Chairman Mohamed Jalloh, “Not only is this opportunity a solidifying partnership with UCPAC, but it is an endeavor that we believe has the potential to catalyze economic vitality in the City of Rahway and the County at large.”

Set in the East Village of New York City, RENT 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, Rent has become a pop cultural phenomenon with songs that rock and a story that resonates with audiences of all ages.

Based loosely on Puccini’s La Boheme, Jonathan Larson’s RENT 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.

Tickets are on sale today for this exclusive Union County production. To purchase, visithttp://ucpac.org, or contact the Union County Performing Arts Center’s box office at 732-499-8662.

This program is being sponsored by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders in connection with the Union County Performing Arts Center. Performances are produced by Mystic Vision Players with direction by Howard Whitmore, choreography by Melanie Jefferson and musical direction by David Maglione.

Mystic Vision Players is a non-profit theatre company based in Linden, NJ dedicated to the growth and showcasing of all types of performing arts. In 1995, MVP became the resident theatre company of the Linden Cultural & Heritage Committee and has consistently received critical & audience acclaim and nominations as “Outstanding” in areas of Choreography, Acting, Music, and Overall Productions by the NJ Association of Community Theaters.

For additional information on this program, please contact Danni Newbury, Union County Office of Public Information, 908-527-4742.

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