Adam Pascal

Adam Pascal

"RENT" Star to Perform at IWU

April 3, 2006

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - Illinois Wesleyan Student Senate will sponsor a vocal performance by "RENT" actor/singer Adam Pascal on Tuesday, April 11 at 8 p.m. at the Hansen Student Center (300 E. Beecher St., Bloomington).

The event is free and open to the public though tickets must be obtained ahead of time.  Doors open for IWU students at 6:30 p.m. and at 7 p.m. for the public.

The performance will be part of a tour of northeast and mid-west college campuses.  Pascal's show will be contemporary and unique, combining his love of rock 'n' roll with his passion for musicals.  He will perform original songs from his albums "Model Prisoner" and "Citizen" as well as his own renditions of songs from musicals including "RENT" and "Cabaret."

Pascal received nominations as Best Leading Actor in a Musical and Outstanding New Talent for his role as Roger in the original Broadway version and the more recent movie version of "RENT," a Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning musical about Bohemians in the East Village of New York City struggling with life, love and AIDS, and the impacts those issues have on America.  He has starred in the musical "Aida," as the Emcee in "Cabaret," and played opposite Jack Black in "School of Rock."  Pascal also co-produced the Off-Broadway play "Fully Committed."

For ticket information, contact Sara Baldocchi at the Office of Student Activities at (309) 556-1367.

Contact: Kay Mitchell, (309) 556-3181