RENT the musical | Presented by NUVO
La Vie Boheme! Jonathan Larson's iconic Pulitzer Prize-winning musical that shaped a generation of audiences and taught us all to measure our life in love.
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
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
Valentin Millet : Mark Cohen
Tamia Corkett : Roger Davis
Maria-Lorraine Caluya : Mimi Marquez
Gabriel Cohen : Tom Collins
Amethyst Lalancette : Angel Dumott Schunard
Victoria Di Stefano : Maureen Johnson
Éloïse Eugène : Joanne Jefferson
Dylan Bonfils : Benjamin Coffin III
Véronique Latour : Mrs. Cohen, featured ensemble
Laurence Rivest : Alexi Darling, featured ensemble
Jeff Godonou : Mr. Jefferson, featured ensemble
Marlène Katary : Mrs. Jefferson, featured ensemble
Tamika Boudreault : Season of love soloist, featured ensemble
Edith Hernandez : Mrs. Marquez, featured ensemble
Joel Marchand : Waiter, featured ensemble
Erika Fabris : The Man, featured ensemble
MJ Cabana Deompoc : Gordon, featured ensemble
Miyoles Philémon : Steve, featured ensemble
Sophie Dupont : Coat Vendor, featured ensemble
Joey Gascon : Homeless Person, featured ensemble
Director : Nick Saanto
Musical Director : Nick Saanto
Choreographer : Rony Figueroa
Band Leader : Monica Han
Assistant Director : Veronique Latour
Stage Manager : Aliya Matchett
Costume Designer : Aliya Matchett
Set Designer : Sophie Dupont
Props Master : Sophie Dupont
Seamstress : Erika Fabris
Carpenter : Erika Fabris
Light Design : Kitiya Phouthonesy
Sound Design : Carlos Reategui Gentille
Marketing : Valentin Millet
Social Media : Laurence Rivest
Production : Mathieu B. Lafrenière
Production Assistant : Dylan Bonfils
Logistics Coordinator: Mathew Stephen Doubledee
Monica Han : Band Leader & Keyboard
Meiling Fong : Violin
Violette Kay : Violin
Meixian Fong : Cello
Liz Andresen : Alto Sax
Christopher Curry : Tenor Sax
Parker Hanessian : Trumpet
Melanie Lanthier : Keyboard & Guitar
Matt Cavaliere : Guitar
Alex Faigan : Bass
Liana Saccal : Drums
The show is presented in english with an intermission.
Music is played by a live band of 11 musicians.
The show duration is approx. 2,5 hours.
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
Rent is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
*Content Warning: Please be advised this production contains adult language, LGBT relationships, drug addiction, homelessness, and highlights the HIV/AIDS epidemic as it existed in America during the late 1980s and early 90s. The presentation and discussion of sexual content, marginalized members of our community, and the struggles society faced during the AIDS crisis may be difficult and traumatic to experience. Viewer discretion is advised.
ANY VIDEO AND/OR AUDIO RECORDING OF THIS PRODUCTION IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED.