Skylight Music Theatre presents RENT

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Synopsis Summary

No day but today.

Set in 1989 New York City’s thriving Bohemian East Village, RENT is a modern take on Puccini’s 1896 classic, La bohème. With a driving rock score integrating dance, pop, rock ‘n roll, R&B and salsa, RENT features video artists, performance artists, guitarists, strippers, cross-dressers, and drug addicts all trying to find themselves and find their way in a tumultuous society. RENT sings of our time; of facing an uncertain future with courage, humor, loyalty and love; of celebrating life while struggling to make it. A rock opera bringing musical theatre to the MTV generation, RENT won the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 1996 Tony Award for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book.

RENT is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

Who’s Who

Directors & Designers

Stage Director/Choreographer Donna Drake
Music Director Jamie Johns
Associate Choreographer Rhonda Miller
Set Designer Lisa Schlenker
Costume Designer Holly Payne
Lighting Designer Jason Fassl
Sound Designer Gary Ellis


Character Actor
Roger Davis Tommy Hahn
Mark Cohen Rick Pendzich
Tom Collins Parrish Collier
Benjamin Coffin III Ron Lee
Joanne Jefferson Julia Black
Angel Schunard Juan Torres-Falcón
Mimi Lili Thomas
Maureen Kate Margaret McCann
Ensemble Robert J. Bortman
Ensemble Alison Mary Forbes
Ensemble James L.B. Jones
Ensemble Rana Roman
Ensemble Ericka Wade
Ensemble Nigel Wade
Ensemble Bill Rolon