Book, Music & Lyrics by Jonathan Larson, directed by Stephanie Burlington Daniels

Premiering on Broadway in 1996, RENT garnered international acclaim and won several awards, including The Pulitzer Prize for Drama and The Tony Award for Best Musical, and is based loosely on Puccini’s La Boheme. The play 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. 

Tickets may be purchased online via the Watson Box Office
$15 general, $10 seniors/faculty/staff, $5 students

November 18th Talkback
The November 18th performance of RENT will be followed by a talkback session entitled:
The Intersectionality of Identities: RENT and Our Wheaton Community with Luis F. Paredes, Associate Vice President for Institutional Equity and Belonging, Stephanie Burlington Daniels, Professor of Theatre, Izzi King ’22, Choreographer for RENT, and the cast.

RENT is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

The ensemble performs under the direction of Artistic Director Andrea Taylor-Blenis.

Tickets may be purchased via the Watson Box Office. $10 general, $5 with a Wheaton ID & seniors, $2 students.

Longer form plays—written, directed and performed by Wheaton students—will be showcased in our annual festival. This festival includes four performances over 2 days, different works will be featured at each seating. 2:00 and 5:00 p.m. daily.

This professional dance company based in DC, focuses on the polyrhythmic art of stepping. Steeped in African and African American tradition, step has deep roots in the emergence of HBCUs in the south. Complex percussive sequences demand energy, precision, and teamwork; the intricacies of the movements can be heard as well as seen. Step Afrika! is committed to performance and outreach, their visit to Wheaton will surely expand our understanding of collective movement—and have everyone on the edge of their seats.

Free tickets may be reserved online via the Watson Box Office.

Wheaton’s Dance Collaborative presents Dance Fest 2023, featuring hip hop, salsa, tap, k-pop, step, and multi-cultural dance traditions, performed by TRYBE, Paraíso Latino, Tap Out Loud, KAOS and special guests, S.O.L.E. This annual performance showcases the talent of our student-run dance group. 

Please note: This performance includes strobe effects

Tickets: $5 general, $3 students, can be purchased via the Watson Box Office.


Gifted student performers demonstrate mastery in voice, violin, cello, piano and other instruments.

Juanito Pascual and his band New Flamenco Trio (Jose Moreno, percussion and vocals; Elisabet Torras Aguilera, dancer; Brad Barett, bassist) present Flamenco Music and Dance, with deep reverence for the traditional form while adding Jazz and other international influences for a charismatic fusion.

Join us to kick off Family & Friends Weekend arts@wheaton style. Come get a taste of what the arts at Wheaton can offer, there will be live performances, food trucks, tie dye, galaxy glitter jars and more!