Another Fringe cancellation: ‘Rent’

Orlando groups trying to do Rent have had a tough go of it these last few months, and here’s another instance. Orlando Youth Theatre is having to cancel its production of Rent at the Fringe, but it’s trying to put the production on at its own space at a later date.

Here’s the Fringe’s explanation, from Beth Marshall, and then a rundown of all the Fringe schedule changes so far:

I regret to inform you that Orlando Youth Theatre’s production of Rent in the SIlver Venue has been required by their licensing agency to cancel all their shows at Orlando Fringe due to contractual issues regarding  show cuts. While this is an unfortunate loss for all of us, it is my understanding that the show WILL go on and be presented at the Orlando Youth Theatre’s home venue. Stay tuned for more info coming directly from Orlando Youth Theatre on their future plans for the show.

To all Fringe patrons who purchased tickets to Rent at Fringe, your credit card will be fully refunded on Monday, May 17th and should show up in your bank within a few days. Please note that the ticket you purchased for Rent at Orlando Fringe is non-transferrable to any other production of the show.

I hope you all will assist me in getting the word out about this cancellation.  Below is a complete list of show changes/cancellations for the Orlando Fringe thus far. Please spread the word!

Look forward to seeing you all at the festival.

Important Schedule Changes


  • Rent/Orlando Youth Theatre has canceled all shows.
  • unADULTeRATED me /Rachelle Fordyce has canceled completely for all her shows.
  • 6 Guitars/ Chase Padgett is canceled for the Sunday, May 30 5pm show. ALL his other five performances are the same.
  • The Improv Show is canceled in the Red Venue.


TheTrojan Women 2.0

Pathos Theatre Inc., Orlando
Rating: MATURE | Genre: Tragic Comedy
Brown Venue
55 minutes
$10 (plus $8 Fringe Button)
Discounts: Anyone with proof of tix to Eyewitness Theatre’s Trojan Women and students with valid ID

A modern re-imaging of the classic Greek play, placed in the altered reality of modern-day Morocco; heeding the brutality, sexuality, and destruction of culture that comes with war.

5/20 THU 10:50PM
5/22 SAT 5:00PM
5/24 MON 8:35PM
5/25 TUE 8:50PM
5/28 FRI 5:15PM
5/29 SAT 12:00PM
5/30 SUN 12:40PM

From one of the guys who brought you Oral! at the 2008 Orlando International Fringe Festival!

Portion of proceeds to benefit Equity Fights AIDS.

Other Changes:

Orlando Youth Alliance’s show Let’s Make A Gay Deal is canceled from the Orlando Fringe. Orlando Youth Alliance is STILL in the festival in the same venue and with the same show times as Let’s Make A Gay Deal was. The new show title is: I ________ You.

Contemporary musical theater revue exploring dynamics of gay & straight relationships performed by LGBTA youth. Thousands of dollars worth of prizes will be awarded.


5 responses to “Another Fringe cancellation: ‘Rent’

  1. Jason Wetzel

    Show cuts? Sorry, but if you’re going to try and cut a full length musical down to Fringe limits, then yeah, that’s the price you pay. Adios, OYT.

  2. I can’t wait to do my take on Rent! (Alas… gonna have to.)

  3. Rent seems to be becoming the Macbeth of Orlando.