RENT

18/10/2013 – 26/10/2013

Program
Year
2013
Author
Jonathan Larson
Abstract

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.

Director
David Miles
Music director
Patrick Paevere
Choreographer
Lena Jean Lamshed
Designer
Thomas Fellowes
Cast
MARK
Taylor Rettke

ROGER
Douglas Costello

MIMI
Anisha Senaratne

MAUREEN
Rachel Tigel

JOANNE
Syd Zygier

ANGEL
James Worsnop

COLLINS
Jeremy Russo

BENNY
Elliot Parker

ENSEMBLE
Andrew White
Chris Dempsey
Dennis Wang
Elle Richards
Hamish Taylor
Isabella Clark
Jasmine Kwan
Jess Prinzi
Laura de Iongh
Pallavi Waghmode
Pasquale Bartalotta
Ruth Brown
Sarah Calsiña
Tegan Jones
Tess Walsh
Tom Kitt-Thompson

BAND

CONDUCTOR AND KEYBOARD I
Patrick Paevere

GUITAR I
Lauren Moses

GUITAR II AND KEYBOARDS
Curtis Reardon

BASS
John Lauricella

DRUMS
Jane McCurry
Crew
DIRECTOR
David Miles

MUSICAL DIRECTOR
Patrick Paevere

VOCAL COACH
Aleksis Payne

CHOREOGRAPHER
Lena-Jean Lamshed

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
Ruben Clark

ASSISTANT M.D.
Ellan Hyde

SET DESIGN
Thomas Fellowes

LIGHTING DESIGN
Giancarlo Salamanca

COSTUME DESIGN
Michael Leaver

ARTWORK AND GRAPHIC DESIGN
Patrick Paevere

PRODUCTION MANAGER
Danielle Ridgway

STAGE MANAGER
Ruth Blair

ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGERS
Finley Roberts
Lydia Muir

PUBLICITY MANAGER
Richard Gwatkin, with the UMMTA Committee