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Book, Music, and Lyrics by Jonathan Larson


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 Boheme, 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.

(from MTI)

Production Team

Artistic Director: Joan McKenzie-Baird
Producer: Victoria Santos
Stage Manager: Denise Dorado
Music Director:
Kevin Quill
Choreographer: Judy Mills Sullivan
Costume Design: Amy Brereton Canaday
Props: Bonnie Corliss
Set Designer:
Brett Baird


Mark: Drew Frayre
Roger: Paul Richardson
Tom Collins: Alex Valentine
Angel: Thomas Pietsch
Benny: DJ Kostka
Maureen: Meghan Richardson
Joanne: Lily Anderson
Mimi: Sara Sneed


Cooper White
Dan McSweeny
Kevin Kenneally
Thomas Goux
Bobby Price
Tasha Whited
Sabrina Kulka
Madeline Marasa Dorado
Laura Fiorillo
Chesna Mandl
Genoa Langnickel
Annie Jones
Ren Averill
Kayla Watkins

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