RENT THE MUSICAL by Jonothan 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, RENT follows a year in the life of a group of friends struggling to make it in the big city. They include Mark, a filmmaker and the narrator of the story; his former girlfriend, Maureen, a performance artist; Maureen’s lover, Joanne, a public interest lawyer; Mark’s roommate Roger, a musician; Mimi, an exotic dancer, with whom Roger falls in love; Tom Collins, a computer genius; Collins’ lover, Angel, a street musician and drag queen; and Benny, a former member of the group who, after marrying into a wealthy family, has become their landlord. How these young bohemians negotiate their dreams, loves, and conflicts provides the narrative thread to this groundbreaking musical.
With a stellar cast line up including:
Daniel Wilson – Mark Cohen
Amy Vee – Mimi Márquez
David Giese – Tom Collins
Luke Baker – Angel Dumott Schunard
Nicholas Stabler – Benjamin Coffin III
Marissa Saroca – Maureen Johnson
Bec Fitzsimmons – Joanne Jefferson
Ensemble – Kacie Bourke, Tyler Chapman, Megan Connelly, Annie Devine, Alison Hodge, Joshua Holloway, James Tolhurst & Dain Watts
Tickets on sale April 2017 through Ticketek.
Director: Daniel Stoddart
Where: Civic Playhouse
Dates: October 2017
Times: Season Date TBA