The Center for the Art's Presents "Rent"

Jan 26, 2023 at 09:32 pm by WGNS News

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – RENT is set to open Friday, February 10, at The Center for the Arts.

Based on Puccini’s beloved opera La Bohème, RENT follows the ups and downs of a year in the life of a group of impoverished, artistic friends living in Manhattan’s East Village. The group’s dreams, losses, and love stories weave through the musical’s narration to paint a stunningly raw and emotional portrait of the gritty bohemian world of New York City in the late 1980s.


“While Rent may be 27 years old, the message is still relevant today. It is about acceptance, not just of others, but of yourself. It about caring for others and being who you are. We only have one life to live and regardless of your personal circumstances, you have to live it to the fullest. This cast is truly amazing. The vocal talent will blow you away. It is rare you get a full cast of story tellers. There are 19 people on stage and each one of them exudes emotion and will make the audience feel everything they are putting out there. They will make you smile, love, fear, and cry. ‘No Day But Today’," shares Keri Boe, the show’s Director, and the Center’s Main Stage Director.

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Musical, RENT is rated R for language, adult content, and drug use. RENT is presented by FirstBank.

Tickets start at $20 and are currently on sale at, by calling 615-904-ARTS (2787), or in person at the Center for the Arts Box Office, 110 West College Street, in downtown Murfreesboro. RENT runs Friday, February 10, through Sunday, February 26.


  • Fri, February 10 at 7:30 pm   
  • Sat, February 11 at 7:30 pm  
  • Sun, February 12 at 2:00 pm
  • Fri, February 17 at 7:30 pm
  • Sat, February 18 at 7:30 pm  
  • Sun, February 19 at 2:00 pm
  • Fri, February 24 at 7:30 pm
  • Sat, February 25 at 7:30 pm  
  • Sun, February 26 at 2:00 pm 

Adult: $22. Senior (60+)/Military/Student: $20. Discount of $2.00/ticket for groups of 10 or more. Call 615-904-2787 for group reservations.


ABOUT THE CENTER FOR THE ARTS: The mission of The Center for the Arts is to enhance the quality of life in our community by providing cultural and economic enrichment through the arts.

The Center for the Arts opened to the public on December 1, 1995 and was originally funded by the City of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County. In 2008, The Center became a non-profit 501(c)3 organization and now depends on the generosity of the public for funding. Since opening, the Center for the Arts has been presenting theatrical productions, visual art exhibitions, music concerts, dance performances, and educational classes.

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