Project DayDream’s upcoming production RENT will open the local arts organization’s summer production season on June 26 at The Congregational Church of Birmingham (CCB), an Open and Affirming congregation in Bloomfield Hills.
Notes director Tiffany Victoria Sims of her partnership with The Congregational Church of Birmingham, “We are proud to be affiliated with an organization that not only supports arts education companies such as ours, but also serves as a safe haven for our students. CCB has opened their doors to us for rehearsals for the last ten years, and we are now delighted to use this space to perform our shows.”
RENT is set in the East Village of New York City, and this revolutionary rock musical is a retelling of the classic Puccini opera, La Bohème. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, RENT has become a cultural phenomenon with a story that resonates with audiences of all ages.
Tiffany Victoria Sims, Founder and Artistic Director of Project DayDream, highlights RENT as a change in her organization’s history of family-friendly shows. “RENT deals with often controversial topics such as homelessness, AIDS, and drug addiction. We wanted to give our performers an opportunity to learn about these issues, and to perform the show in a venue where we can help increase tolerance and understanding. It is also very fitting that we are performing RENT in June, the month for LGBT pride. We look forward to sharing this inspiring story of acceptance that will help teach both performers and audience members to be proud of who they are.”
Show dates: • Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 7:30 PM • Friday, June 27, 2014 at 7:30 PM • Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 2:00 PM • Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 6:00 PM The Congregational Church of Birmingham is located at 1000 Cranbrook Road in Bloomfield Hills. Tickets are available at www.projectdaydream.org
Project DayDream delivers performing arts education and outreach programs to children and adults in a variety of settings, including schools and community organizations. Tiffany Victoria Sims, Artistic Director, founded Project DayDream in 2002 with the commitment to provide unique performing arts opportunities to families and communities. Her work is inspired by the belief that the arts produce phenomenal impacts within the lives of individuals and communities, leaving behind the most awe-inspiring fingerprints humanity has ever seen. Tiffany’s main objective is to encourage individuals to actively use their imagination in order to dream, think, and achieve!