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Chch: RENT opening to raise NZAF money

Thu 8 Feb 2007 In: New Zealand Daily News

Christchurch's ‘Leap Of Faith Productions' will present the rock opera RENT live onstage, and the opening night will raise funds for the fight against HIV/AIDS in the South Island. RENT is loosely based on, and is a modern retelling of Puccinni's La Boheme. The Tony Award-winning musical by Jonathan Larson focuses on eight friends in New York who rise above poverty, social prejudice and AIDS through love, tolerance and honesty. Brent Mitchell, Gay Men's Health Promoter for the South Island, is happy to announce that the 22 February opening night will be a charity fundraiser for the NZ AIDS Founadtion South Te Toka. We would like to encourage all supporters of NZAF and the rainbow community to attend the first night – and of course the other nights as well,” says Mitchell. “Book now to ensure you see the Christchurch premier of this smash hit musical, which has been running on Broadway for over ten years.” The show's run will continue until 10 March 2007 at Christchurch's Aurora Centre.     Ref: (m)

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First published: Thursday, 8th February 2007 - 12:00pm

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