Here Comes ‘Rent’, The Musical

Some time ago I mentioned to you that the Music Theatre students of Sydney’s Australian Institute of Music are preparing for their graduation performance.  The musical they are showcasing is Rent.  Rent is set in the Lower East Side of New York and tells the story of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create while battling HIV/AIDS.

Archie plays the role of Roger and his love interest in the musical is Mimi and just like Hollywood, Mimi turns out to be Archie’s real-life love interest.

There will be 10 performances open to the public but those in the industry are also invited including casting directors, casting agencies, directors and producers.

My Archie and his 'Mimi' on the cover of the poster.

My Archie and his ‘Mimi’ on the cover of the poster.

If you are in Sydney and would like to see this AIM production, you definitely need to book as it’s being performed in a smallish theatre and these performances are popular.  Here are the dates:

  • 30th August:        11am and 6.30pm
  • 31st August:         2pm
  • 1st Sept:                2pm
  • 2nd Sept:              11am and 6.30pm
  • 3rd Sept:               11am and 6.30pm
  • 4th Sept:               11am and 6.30pm

And here’s the best part – admission is free!  (No wonder people are writing musicals about impoverished young artists).

At this stage I am planning on being there on opening and closing nights.  Let me know if you can come so I can try to see you there.

A few months after Rent, the Music Theatre students will graduate with their Bachelor of Music degrees and be unleashed onto the world’s stage (literally we hope).

Tickets can be ordered on-line.

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  1. Congratulations to Archie! You must be incredibly proud of him. That poster is outstanding.

  2. Exciting, will be checking diary. That poster is very arresting, and real life romance too!

  3. Congratulations Archie! If I lived in Sydney, I would certainly want to get a seat to one of the performances. Break a leg!

  4. What fun! Katie and I loved Rent…I’d love to see Archie in it!

  5. I loved Rent. Sure wish I could see your version.

  6. Danielle says:

    Love the poster! What a fantastic achievement being in one of the starring roles. Unfortunately not in Sydney, otherwise this looks like it would be a fun night out.

  7. Congrats to Archie! He looks pretty cool! Good for him! You must be very proud! x

  8. Rent … the La Boheme of the 21st century. Archie and his Mimi look professional and very attractive.

  9. Proud Momma!!! What a handsome son you have, he looks mind blowing on that poster. Do we have a new movie star? I hope so 🙂 I wish I was there, I would have joined you in a blink!!! Congratulations Charlie….your son does you proud.

  10. If I could get to Sydney I would definitely be there! Congratulations to Archie and to you proud mommy!

    Nazneen xx

  11. Congratulations to Archie. He and Mimi look absolutely adorable on the poster.

  12. Congratulations to Archie. I’m sure he’ll be a great success. GG x

  13. He looks just like James Dean in Rebel without a Cause – what a great atmospheric poster. Wish them good luck from me.

  14. Congrats to Archie – tell him to “break a leg” from me!

  15. Wish I was In Sydney, I would join you for opening night and closing night.
    Congratulations to Archie and to the proud parents too.

  16. Oh, look at that poster! Archie looks so professional. I’d have loved to see this had I been closer – but will wish him luck from Perth instead.

  17. Well done Archie! Congrats to Charlie, true!
    WISH we lived closer, so could come to the performance which will be great too!
    Cheers! Joanne

  18. Oh boy the world is his oyster. Exciting times Charlie.

  19. Break a leg Archie! How good is that poster. You had better be there early mum to get a good seat.

  20. OMG Charlie!!! You must be so proud!!!
    Congratulations to you both 🙂

  21. Proud mum moment!!

  22. Awesome, would love to have come except Rotorua is just a bit to far bugger… and free got to love that 🙂

  23. I want to see it! I do I do! Bah humbug wrong continent. I’m betting someone important glimpses Archie on stage and whisks him away to fame and fortune…

  24. CONGRATS to Archie! I’ve never seen “Rent” believe it or not! I’ve heard great things

  25. Aww that’s so Hollywood-cute!! I’m not going to say Twilight…okay I just did 😛

  26. You must be so proud of Archie! Brilliant poster too. I would love to have come to one of his performances but alas South Africa isn’t on your doorstep.
    🙂 Mandy xo

  27. You must be beaming ear to ear! I’m so happy that Archie was able to secure such a great role in this contemporary production. He looks very handsome on the cover of the program. They really should charge something though.

  28. He looks great!

  29. Wish i wasn’t so far away, i’m sure archie will do an amazing job!!!

  30. I hope the show is a smash and played to a filled theater every night, Charlie. Break a leg, Archie!

  31. So cool! Wish i could come…but that would be an awful long commute to get there 😉 Is anyone going to be taping it? I would seriously love to see it!!

  32. Love the poster, very brooding, dark, James Deane-esque indeed! I hoped the industry big wigs are ringing off the hook once they see the performance Charlie xox

  33. I’ll be coming from Perth Charlie and I look forward to meeting you. I’ll be in the audience for a couple of nights there with bells on. Can’t wait to see the handsome Archie and his beautiful Mimi (my little girl). The chemistry is sizzling…

  34. oh how I wish I lived closer! I would LOVE to see Archie perform. I’m thrilled for them both.

  35. What a wonderful opportunity for Archie! I’ve seen Rent several times and it moves me every time. I would so very much enjoy seeing this performance. I love the poster–such great roles. Since I cannot attend in person, I’ll be relying upon your reviews and proud observations! Cheers!

  36. How exciting! I love the poster. What a pro!

  37. Really want to go to this with you Charlie. I love the poster. I can’t see where to book the tickets but will look out. Lets talk

  38. Wow, that is so cool! Too bad I live on the other side of the world!

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