‘Rent’ comes to Franklin’s Boiler Room Theatre


The Boiler Room Theatre, home of Williamson County’s first resident professional theater, is currently producing the Pulitzer prize-winning Broadway musical, RENT. Showings are scheduled through October 31.

Jonathan Larson’s musical based loosely on Puccini’s opera La Boheme, this rock operetta follows a year in the lives of seven friends living in New York’s East Village. This is the first performance of the musical in Nashville.

Located at The Factory in Franklin, Tenn., The Boiler Room Theatre was founded by Jamey Green, Lewis Kempfer, Corbin Green and Teressa Howell. The theater is now a non-profit 501(c)3 organization and is held by a Board of Directors. With movie-theater style seats, natural acoustics, exposed brick and beams, and nearly 40-foot ceilings, the Boiler Room Theatre is a natural fit for a variety of performances.

Tickets may be purchased online at their website, by phone with a credit or debit card at 615-794-7744, or in person. You may purchase at the door the night (or afternoon) of a performance, but many showings will sell out.

Interested parties can also audition to perform at the theatre. A general, open call is usually held prior to each season on the first or second weekend in November. Open calls for individual shows throughout the season are held on an as-needed basis.