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UB alum Sean Ryan, in RENT at Shea's this week, takes us backstage

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Have you seen the titles "Dance Captain" or "Swing" in your playbill at Shea's? Wonder what those jobs are? UB alumnus Sean Ryan is in the current tour of RENT at Shea's and explains it all.

Ryan, the Dance Captain for the 20th Anniversary Tour of RENT (the musical about NYC in the late 1980s based on Puccini's opera LA BOHEME), is at Shea's with RENT from March 26-31.

Ryan will lead a dance master class on Friday, March 29, 4:00-5:30 p.m. in the Shea’s 710 Theatre Lobby. The program is for ages 10 and up and all skill levels are welcome.

Sean talks about life on the road, his favorite songs in RENT, and what it means to be a Dance Captain, a Swing, and an Understudy.

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