RENT at Waterfront Theatre

Comments 112 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Fighting Chance Productions presents Rent at the Waterfront Theatre on Granville Island from July 13th to August 5, 2012.

Rent, Jonathan Larson’s Pulitzer and Tony Award winning musical that debuted at the height of the AIDS epidemic, is one of the best known musicals of the past 20 years, and was a huge hit for Fighting Chance Productions in 2009 enjoying 29 sold out performances and shattering box office records for Presentation House in North Vancouver.

There will be previews for Rent July 13th to July 18th with the full run starting July 19th. Evening shows will be at 8:00pm and matinees, starting at 2:00pm, will take place on Saturdays starting July 21st. Tickets are available online ($39.25 for adults, $18.25 for previews) and at the door.

Granville Island is a great place to be in the summer and you can spend an entire day taking a water taxi over, shopping at the market, getting dinner, and topping it off with a burst of entertainment at a live show.

I have a pair of tickets to give away for Rent thanks to Fighting Change Productions. Here’s how you can enter to win:

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RT to enter to win tickets to see #RENT by @F_C_Productions from @Miss604

I will draw one winner next Friday, July 20, 2012 at 10:00am. Update The winner is Maryanne!

112 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. MarissaFriday, July 13th, 2012 — 1:34pm PDT

    Would love to see this musical!

  2. Kate E.Friday, July 13th, 2012 — 1:35pm PDT

    Rent is by far my favourite. Can’t wait to see this and what better place than Granville 🙂

  3. BasimaFriday, July 13th, 2012 — 1:38pm PDT

    Woah, seems super cool !

  4. AliaFriday, July 13th, 2012 — 1:38pm PDT

    Would love to see this ! 😀

  5. SaleemFriday, July 13th, 2012 — 1:39pm PDT

    awesome prize.

  6. HelanFriday, July 13th, 2012 — 1:39pm PDT

    I really want to see this !

  7. SamanthaFriday, July 13th, 2012 — 1:41pm PDT

    No day but today!

  8. AdrianFriday, July 13th, 2012 — 1:43pm PDT

    I’d love to see this!

  9. LizFriday, July 13th, 2012 — 1:45pm PDT

    Have never seen this play! My sister has been talking about it for years! Would be nice to win! Thx

  10. Lois PattersonFriday, July 13th, 2012 — 1:45pm PDT

    I’ve wanted to see this since the 1980s!

  11. GigiFriday, July 13th, 2012 — 1:46pm PDT

    I love this musical!!

  12. RayFriday, July 13th, 2012 — 1:47pm PDT

    Definitely want to see this.

  13. RachelFriday, July 13th, 2012 — 1:54pm PDT

    I’ve always wanted to see Rent!

  14. SanazFriday, July 13th, 2012 — 2:57pm PDT

    I love to see live theatre

  15. DavidFriday, July 13th, 2012 — 2:57pm PDT

    would love to go..

  16. DanaFriday, July 13th, 2012 — 3:11pm PDT

    It would be interesting to see their take on this production.

  17. ChelleFriday, July 13th, 2012 — 3:20pm PDT

    I’ve never been able to see Rent live before–would love to go!

  18. LorFriday, July 13th, 2012 — 3:33pm PDT

    such a great musical – would love to take my daughter

  19. leahFriday, July 13th, 2012 — 3:36pm PDT

    this is my absolute favourite musical of all time! I would love to win!

  20. JFriday, July 13th, 2012 — 4:17pm PDT

    would love to take my sister!

  21. MichaelFriday, July 13th, 2012 — 4:33pm PDT

    This sounds like a fun production. I would enjoy seeing it.

  22. AmeliaFriday, July 13th, 2012 — 4:46pm PDT


  23. KarenFriday, July 13th, 2012 — 5:23pm PDT

    Yes please! By far my favorite musical!!

  24. AnnaFriday, July 13th, 2012 — 7:17pm PDT

    Great contest prize!

  25. GaryFriday, July 13th, 2012 — 7:19pm PDT

    Haven’t been to a live show in ages! Would love to see this

  26. LindaFriday, July 13th, 2012 — 7:37pm PDT

    I’ve read so many good reviews!

  27. Sherry FFriday, July 13th, 2012 — 9:33pm PDT

    I would so like to see this….hope you pick me….the wallet is skinny these days.

  28. JoanneFriday, July 13th, 2012 — 9:57pm PDT

    Rent was the first and only Broadway musical I had seen in New York, and I would love to experience Jonathan Larson’s incredible writing again in my hometown!

  29. shelaineFriday, July 13th, 2012 — 10:12pm PDT

    leaving a comment 😉 would love to see Rent!!!

  30. KimFriday, July 13th, 2012 — 10:35pm PDT

    500, 25000, 600 minutes…. Is that how the song goes?? I’ve only discovered RENT in the past couple years and fell in love this musical and would love to see it live. I have only seen the movie.

  31. DebraFriday, July 13th, 2012 — 10:56pm PDT

    Have always wanted to watch a production at the Waterfront Theater–Rent would be the ticket!

  32. BevSaturday, July 14th, 2012 — 12:05am PDT

    I love Rent! And I’d LOVE to go!

  33. TamaraSaturday, July 14th, 2012 — 8:34am PDT

    I love rent! And I’d love to see a show on Granville Island!

  34. Jenny leeSaturday, July 14th, 2012 — 9:00am PDT

    I love

  35. JaniceSaturday, July 14th, 2012 — 9:18am PDT

    Great prize!

  36. NatSaturday, July 14th, 2012 — 9:19am PDT

    I absolutely adore RENT! Thanks Rebecca!

  37. NicoleSaturday, July 14th, 2012 — 9:29am PDT

    Rent is a wonderful musical…would love to see it!

  38. DoraSaturday, July 14th, 2012 — 9:37am PDT

    I’d love to see this!

  39. MarkSaturday, July 14th, 2012 — 9:47am PDT

    Yes! looking forward to seeing the show!

  40. ColleenSaturday, July 14th, 2012 — 9:48am PDT

    Love to catch the show

  41. Lor.Saturday, July 14th, 2012 — 10:31am PDT

    Always wanted to see it…

  42. MosheSaturday, July 14th, 2012 — 10:32am PDT


  43. caekbSaturday, July 14th, 2012 — 10:39am PDT

    Hi there, leaving a post to win the prize, thankyou!

  44. Siobhan S.Saturday, July 14th, 2012 — 10:56am PDT

    I know all the songs, but I’ve never seen it! I would love the chance to go! Thanks!

  45. NancySaturday, July 14th, 2012 — 11:17am PDT

    I’d love to go to Rent….it’s one of my favourite musicals!

  46. SarahSaturday, July 14th, 2012 — 1:17pm PDT

    RENT is my all-time favourite musical! Would be thrilled to see it again!

  47. TracySaturday, July 14th, 2012 — 1:35pm PDT

    Love the songs but haven’t seen the musical live yet! Would love to go!

  48. EileenSaturday, July 14th, 2012 — 2:33pm PDT

    LOVE Rent…I waited in line for rush tickets several times.

  49. KatherineSaturday, July 14th, 2012 — 3:08pm PDT

    Seasons of Love…

  50. DebbieSaturday, July 14th, 2012 — 3:19pm PDT

    Fantastic Musical!!!!!!

  51. Lelainia LloydSaturday, July 14th, 2012 — 4:24pm PDT

    Would it help to say that I have the Rent soundtrack on my ipod & listen to it often? The music from this production is fantastic!

  52. cindy quachSaturday, July 14th, 2012 — 10:00pm PDT

    yes to rent! wha??

  53. LynnSaturday, July 14th, 2012 — 10:45pm PDT

    I love RENT!

  54. Kwokmun LeeSunday, July 15th, 2012 — 1:06am PDT

    Best Musical of ALL Time!

  55. merissaSunday, July 15th, 2012 — 2:01am PDT

    would love to take my daughter to this

  56. Emily HSunday, July 15th, 2012 — 8:49am PDT

    Rent is my absolute favourite musical ever. I’d LOVE to see it!

  57. pepperSunday, July 15th, 2012 — 11:01am PDT

    This would be a nice date night for hubby and I!

    thanks for always having such great contests and info on your blog!<3

  58. bucks14Sunday, July 15th, 2012 — 11:59am PDT

    I know someone who would love to go to this.

  59. Alex MitchellSunday, July 15th, 2012 — 12:56pm PDT

    One of my absolute favorite musicals!

  60. AndreaSunday, July 15th, 2012 — 2:13pm PDT

    Never seen it, but I would love to! Would be a great date night!

  61. BrandonSunday, July 15th, 2012 — 7:24pm PDT

    I’d love to win these!

  62. MarianneMonday, July 16th, 2012 — 12:41am PDT

    Like Broadway musical!

  63. Steve Zussino – Grocery AlertsMonday, July 16th, 2012 — 10:50am PDT

    I have heard good things about this musical.

  64. ChandniMonday, July 16th, 2012 — 11:04am PDT

    I love RENT and I love Granville Island!

  65. ChrysMonday, July 16th, 2012 — 11:44am PDT

    Cool, looks like it will be a fun show!

  66. LiamMonday, July 16th, 2012 — 12:30pm PDT

    Double whammy!!! How do you measure a year!

  67. BrendaMonday, July 16th, 2012 — 2:11pm PDT

    Love Rent! 525,600 minutes!

  68. taniaMonday, July 16th, 2012 — 3:12pm PDT

    I would love to see RENT!

  69. rinoMonday, July 16th, 2012 — 3:12pm PDT

    I’d love to win these!

  70. Trina SMonday, July 16th, 2012 — 3:23pm PDT

    This is my all time favorite musical. Love Love Love it!!!

  71. GregMonday, July 16th, 2012 — 3:29pm PDT

    I would love to see this!

  72. Ekat D.Monday, July 16th, 2012 — 4:04pm PDT

    I would love to see this so I can bug my friends when I start singing showtunes.

  73. VinceMonday, July 16th, 2012 — 4:06pm PDT

    Great night out to celebrate our 15 years anniversary!

  74. DeidreMonday, July 16th, 2012 — 4:07pm PDT

    This would be so much fun!

  75. JarrahMonday, July 16th, 2012 — 4:20pm PDT

    I’ve seen Rent a few times but my boyfriend never has. Of course he must, so this would be perfect 🙂

  76. MosheMonday, July 16th, 2012 — 4:21pm PDT

    Always wanted to see RENT

  77. Don ForanMonday, July 16th, 2012 — 4:26pm PDT

    I’ve been to “La Bohème”, but have never seen “RENT”, although sometimes have been unable to pay it.

  78. Vince CMonday, July 16th, 2012 — 5:21pm PDT

    This would be a great excuse to see RENT for my first time.

  79. KatieMonday, July 16th, 2012 — 6:29pm PDT

    I’ve not seen RENT so would love to go

  80. A.J.Monday, July 16th, 2012 — 6:54pm PDT

    The famous number from this play is so catchy! 525,600 minutes!

  81. MaryanneMonday, July 16th, 2012 — 7:55pm PDT

    I LOVE RENT and would love to take my best friend!

  82. TrevorMonday, July 16th, 2012 — 8:04pm PDT

    Defs one of my favorite musicals, I’d love to go!

  83. AliceMonday, July 16th, 2012 — 8:59pm PDT

    I would love to see RENT!!

  84. Andy C.Monday, July 16th, 2012 — 9:02pm PDT

    Can’t afford RENT – just kidding, sounds awesome

  85. chelsea fMonday, July 16th, 2012 — 9:44pm PDT

    Would loooove to go! 🙂

  86. HarjMonday, July 16th, 2012 — 11:30pm PDT

    My girlfriend would really enjoy this one

  87. StotesTuesday, July 17th, 2012 — 7:01am PDT

    I would love to see this live!

  88. JenTuesday, July 17th, 2012 — 11:48am PDT

    I’d love to see RENT for the first time here at home!

  89. DianneTuesday, July 17th, 2012 — 12:35pm PDT

    Would love to see RENT!!

  90. Ann C.Tuesday, July 17th, 2012 — 4:43pm PDT

    I’m a big fan!

  91. RoseTuesday, July 17th, 2012 — 5:20pm PDT

    Its been 10 years since I’ve been to the theatre!!!

  92. LindseyTuesday, July 17th, 2012 — 10:13pm PDT

    I would love to go see Rent!

  93. NormTuesday, July 17th, 2012 — 11:12pm PDT

    A joke….

    What’s the difference between vacuuming and renting?

    Nothing. They both suck!

  94. Jenn SWednesday, July 18th, 2012 — 2:28am PDT

    What a great opportunity. Would love to see this production

  95. Maureen MWednesday, July 18th, 2012 — 8:57am PDT

    Would be great to see.

  96. timWednesday, July 18th, 2012 — 10:59am PDT

    rent is one of the few musicals i haven’t yet had the privilege to see.

  97. Tracey FlattesWednesday, July 18th, 2012 — 12:40pm PDT

    Would love to see this!

  98. KirkyWednesday, July 18th, 2012 — 1:48pm PDT

    Would love to win tickets!

  99. DougWednesday, July 18th, 2012 — 4:31pm PDT

    Looks good!

  100. Matthew CaleWednesday, July 18th, 2012 — 4:38pm PDT

    My wife and I love Rent!! Thanks for giving us a chance to win tickets ^_^

  101. MayThursday, July 19th, 2012 — 12:40am PDT

    I’ve heard so many wonderful things about ‘Rent’. Would love to see this with my hubby!

  102. AndrewThursday, July 19th, 2012 — 9:04am PDT

    Five Hundred Twenty-Five Thousand Six Hundred Minutes. How Do You Measure A Year In The Life? Love it!!!

  103. Ruth MThursday, July 19th, 2012 — 9:16am PDT

    This sounds like a fun fun night out

  104. Stephanie SThursday, July 19th, 2012 — 3:19pm PDT

    I would love to go as Im lucky enough to have a boyfriend that actually enjoys watching plays and we would have a great time together.

  105. tanyaThursday, July 19th, 2012 — 6:50pm PDT

    Yes please! It would be super awesome 🙂

  106. LindsayThursday, July 19th, 2012 — 6:56pm PDT

    just about to measure out some life with a sunset and cup of…juice!

  107. anaThursday, July 19th, 2012 — 11:04pm PDT

    I would love to see RENT! I’ve never had a chance to see it live!

  108. Elaine DengFriday, July 20th, 2012 — 4:34am PDT

    Thanks forthw contest!

  109. JuliaFriday, July 20th, 2012 — 11:00am PDT

    I have never seen this show – but that could change!

  110. SamFriday, July 20th, 2012 — 12:03pm PDT

    I’m a huge fan of RENT, I’ve seen the Broadway musical, and I would absolutely love to see how it’s adapted in a different production!

  111. daveFriday, July 20th, 2012 — 6:26pm PDT

    love to take my gf !

  112. nance428Friday, July 20th, 2012 — 6:26pm PDT

    i’ve never seen this before!

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