Rent

30 APR – 4 MAY 2019

Book, Music and Lyrics by JONATHAN LARSON

Musical Arrangements STEVE SKINNER
Original Concept/Additional Lyrics BILLY ARONSON
Music Supervision and Additional Arrangements TIM WEIL
Dramaturg LYNN THOMSON

RENT was originally produced in New York by New York Theatre Workshop and on Broadway
by Jeffrey Seller, Kevin McCollum, Allan S. Gordon and the New York Theatre Workshop

About the show

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.

Cast and Creatives

Mark Cohen – TOM PINNY
Roger Davis – ASHLEY BRIGHT
Tom Collins – CRAIG BUTTERWORTH
Angel Schunard – KRISTIAN CUNNINGHAM
Mimi Marquez – LUCY MADEN
Maureen Johnson – HOLLY EASTER
Joanne Jefferson – EVE TAYLOR
Benny Coffin III – AARON MURRAY

Ensemble – IAN-LEE BENNETT
Ensemble – ANITA BENSON
Ensemble – GUY BENSON
Ensemble – CARL BRIERLEY-EDWARDS
Ensemble – DAVID BURTON
Ensemble – JORDAN COPE
Ensemble – BOBBIE DA’BELL
Ensemble – JULIE EASTER
Ensemble – HAYLEY FARNELL
Ensemble – JEREMIAH GAILLARD
Ensemble – JACK HARDY
Ensemble – LAURA HARDY
Ensemble – ALEX HUDSON
Ensemble – ALIX JOHNSTON
Ensemble – NEIL LEDWARD
Ensemble – SARAH LORIMOR
Ensemble – JARROD MAKIN
Ensemble – VICTORIA MEE
Ensemble – HANNAH OSGOOD
Ensemble – ANJa PALMER
Ensemble – MEL SWIFT
Ensemble – CARL UNWIN

Director – MICHAEL GAMBLE
Musical Director – VICKI HING

Rehearsal Pianist – ABIGAIL PARKER
Stage Manage – ADRIAN WRAY