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2024 - ECC Musical Theatre Department Presents “Rent” on July 26

Tags: Arts Center
Published 07/03/2024
ECC musical theatre students as the cast of

ECC musical theatre students as the cast of "Rent"

Elgin Community College Musical Theatre presents “Rent,” a Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning landmark rock musical, on Friday, July 26, in the ECC Arts Center Second Space Theatre on ECC’s Spartan Drive Campus, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin, Ill.

Rent follows a year in the life of a group of young artists struggling to survive and create in New York City’s East Village. Against the backdrop of the AIDS crisis, these friends navigate their dreams, relationships, and the realities of life, finding strength in their community and the transformative power of love.

“Our production of ‘Rent’ is a poignant tribute to the resilience and creativity of those who faced the AIDS crisis head-on,” said Andy Bero, director of the musical. “It’s a visceral reminder of a time when love and community were lifelines amid the darkness, and it speaks volumes about the enduring power of solidarity.”


  • Friday, July 26 (7:30 pm)
  • Saturday, July 27 (7 pm)
  • Sunday, July 28 (3 pm)
  • Friday, August 2 (7:30 pm)
  • Saturday, August 3, (7:30 pm)
  • Sunday, August 4 (7:30 pm)

Tickets to see “Rent” are $22 for adults and $20 for seniors and students. They can be purchased online at or by calling the ECC Arts Center Box Office at 847-622-0300.

“Rent” is presented through a special arrangement with Musical Theatre International (MTI),

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