News Releases

November 8, 2012
For Immediate Release
For additional information: 
Barbara Kerr, APR
Executive Director of Communications and Marketing
Telephone: 360-992-2921


This space for Rent (auditions)

Clark College is hosting auditions
for the award-winning musical, “Rent”


VANCOUVER, Wash. – Clark College is seeking actors and singers to appear in the Southwest Washington premiere of the legendary, award-winning musical, “Rent.”

Auditions will be held on December 1 at 10 a.m. and December 3 at 6 p.m. in the Decker Theater in Clark College's Frost Arts Center.  No appointment is necessary.  For maps and directions, visit

The ensemble cast will feature between 11 and 20 actors and actresses. A full list of characters can be found at

Auditioners should prepare a 2-3 minute song in the style of the show and bring their own sheet music.  An accompanist will be provided; auditioners may not sing along to tapes or CDs or sing a cappella. “Rent” features light movement, so auditioners should dress to dance.

No callbacks are scheduled at this time.  Resume and head shots, while appreciated, are not necessary.  

Performance dates for “Rent” are February 22 & 23 and March 1, 2, 7, 8 & 9, 2013.

A modern-day version of Puccini’s La Boheme, “Rent” won the 1996 Pulitzer Prize and the 1996 Tony Award for Best Musical. The Broadway production closed in Sept. 2008 after a 12-year run of 5,124 performances, the ninth-longest-running Broadway show at that time.

For further information, contact director H. Gene Biby at