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Auditions for RENT


Contact directors Sarah Tye (
or Geoff Bemrose ( with questions.

AFA is holding open auditions for the musical RENT, to be produced at Showplace Performance Centre in Peterborough, ON, on February 20 - 28, 2015.

Directed by Geoff Bemrose and Sarah Tye, RENT tells the story of a group of struggling artists living in the Lower East Village of New York City under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. It's landmark 12 year run on Broadway and multiple awards (not to mention feature film adaptation) have made RENT one of the most beloved and recognizable musicals of the past 20 years.

Auditions will be held at Revolutions Dance Studio (159 King Street in Peterborough) on the following dates:

  • September 7th at 6-10pm
  • September 9th at 6-10pm
  • September 11th at 6-10pm

Call-backs will be on Tuesday, September 16th at 6pm at the Adam Scott Auditorium.  


  • Prepare a 1-2 minute song
  • Do not choose a song from Rent
  • Do choose a song that shows off your vocal range
  • Do choose a song that shows off your ability to act while singing – Rent is a rock opera after all!
  • Be prepared to potentially be cut off in the interest of time. This is no indication of how well you’ve done – once we feel we’ve got a good sense of your ability, we will cut you off.
  • Be prepared to do a vocal range check (scales, etc.)

  • Prepare a monologue that is less than 1 minute long
  • Choose a monologue that ties thematically to Rent
  • Choose a monologue that shows off your energy and emotional range
  • It is recommended that you memorize your monologue