RENT in Concert


with the San Diego Symphony Orchestra


Sean O’Loughlin, conductor
San Diego Symphony Orchestra

Main Cast:
Jimmie Herrod (Angel)
Maurice Alpharicio (Benny)
Douglas Lyons (Collins)
Savy Jackson (Joanne)
Tommy Kaiser (Mark)
Ariella Serur (Maureen)
Alisa Melendez (Mimi)
Michael Thomas Grant (Roger)

Chase Lowary, Nisa Isabella Mercado, Ryan James Sweeney, Sav Souza

"RENT in Concert" is directed by Broadway’s Sammi Cannold
Original Symphonic Orchestrations by Sean O’Loughlin

Produced by AMP Worldwide


Experience the iconic music of RENT like never before: live with stellar vocalists and the raw power of the San Diego Symphony Orchestra! At this symphonic experience, the San Diego Symphony performs the complete score—featuring favorites like “Seasons of Love,” “La Vie Bohème,” and “Take Me or Leave Me”.

Set in the East Village of New York City, Rent is about falling in love, finding your voice, and living for today. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Rent has become a pop cultural phenomenon with songs that rock and a story that resonates with audiences of all ages.

Based loosely on Puccini's La bohème, Jonathan Larson's Rent follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York's Lower East Side, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. The physical and emotional complications of the disease pervade the lives of Roger, Mimi, Tom and Angel. Maureen deals with her chronic infidelity through performance art; her partner, Joanne, wonders if their relationship is worth the trouble. Benny has sold out his Bohemian ideals in exchange for a hefty income and is on the outs with his former friends. Mark, an aspiring filmmaker, feels like an outsider to life in general. How these young bohemians negotiate their dreams, loves and conflicts provides the narrative thread to this groundbreaking musical.

Pre-Paid Parking

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Please be advised, Lot A is not available at this time due to Comic-Con. If you've already pre-purchased parking in that lot, ACE Parking will be contacting you directly with a refund and a link to purchase parking in the Convention Center parking garage. Please contact us at if you have any issues. 

  • Rady Shell Summer 2024 Season

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Time 7:30 p.m.
Venue The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park
Ticket Price --


Coming Soon to The Rady Shell: RENT in Concert!

The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park


The Rady Shell expanded culinary program — The Shell Provisions — offers an impressive range of local specialties from some of San Diego's finest eateries and locally sourced options ranging from casual to upscale. New state-of-the-art kitchens and dining spaces will make dining with your friends and family at The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park a memorable experience.

The Shell Provisions is brought to life by our local partners. These partners include some of San Diego's most talked-about favorites, like Chef Richard Blais, Urban Kitchen, Biga, Lola 55, Wicked Popcorn, Kitchens for Good and Cali Cream.

(See all of your options, including our new, deliciously curated "Blais by the Bay" pre-order service, on our Dining Page!)


Please note: Food and beverages may not be brought in to The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park. In an effort to reduce waste, guests are welcome to bring one empty reusable plastic or aluminum water bottle only. Bottles can be filled at water refill stations inside the venue. Glass bottles are not permitted.