RENT 20th Anniversary Tour Coming to Dubuque – Tickets On Sale July 8

Jun 24, 2019

DUBUQUE, Iowa – University of Dubuque Heritage Center announced today that RENT 20th Anniversary Tour tickets will go on sale Monday, July 8, at 11:00 a.m. The Broadway musical will play at Heritage Center Wednesday, October 2, and Thursday, October 3, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. each night. RENT serves as the headline event of the 2019-2020 Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series. The full season will be announced Monday, July 8, at which time subscription ticket packages also go on sale.

RENT presale ticket access is available now through Heritage Center’s social media platforms at,, and Presale offers tickets at general public full price only starting at $49 plus fees. Renewing Live at Heritage subscribers are urged to wait and purchase discounted RENT tickets along with their season ticket package. Renewing subscriber seats for Thursday’s performance of RENT are being held through Friday, July 26.

In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway … and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. And now, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production. A re-imagining of Puccini's La Bohème, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters—love.

The show received its world premiere off-Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop on February 13, 1996, to ecstatic reviews and transferred to Broadway on April 29, 1996. RENT won the 1996 Tony Award for Best Musical as well as the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Based on original direction by Michael Greif (Tony and Drama Desk nominations, RENT), Evan Ensign re-stages the 20th anniversary tour. Original Broadway creatives Marlies Yearby (choreography), Angela Wendt (costume design), and Tim Weil (music supervision and additional arrangements) are joined by Jonathan Spencer (lighting design), Keith Caggiano (sound design), MiRi Park (associate choreographer), and Matthew E. Maraffi (adapting original scenic design by Paul Clay) to make up the creative team for the tour. Casting for the tour is by Wojcik | Seay Casting.

The RENT 20th Anniversary Tour is produced by Work Light Productions, whose other touring productions include Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Something Rotten!, and the upcoming tour of the 2016 Olivier Award-winning production of Jesus Christ Superstar.

Beginning Monday, July 8, at 11:00 a.m. tickets for RENT 20th Anniversary Tour start at $49 for general public and $39 for eligible UD affiliates – faculty, staff, students, alumni, parents of UD students, and active duty, retired, and reserve military personnel – as well as 2019-2020 season ticket holders. Non-UD student/child prices start at $27.50. Discounted RENT tickets are also available to groups of 10 or more. Processing fees may apply on any purchase.

Tickets can be purchased at the Farber Box Office, University of Dubuque, 2255 Bennett Street; by phone at 563.585.SHOW; or online at The box office is closed now through Monday, July 8, when summer hours begin. Farber Box Office summer hours are Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Radio sponsor support for UD’s presentation of RENT 20th Anniversary Touris provided exclusively by Y105.