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RENT ….book, music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson.
Joplin Little Theatre presents Jonathan Larson’s revolutionary pop-rock opera Rent September 21 through 25, 2016. After appearing in many JLT roles as an actor, Ashley Trotnic is directing her first show at JLT with this legendary musical of the 90s. Her musical directors are Kathy Nenandal and Breana Clark and Kaye Lewis is choreographing.
Rent is the cutting-edge musical that electrified a whole generation of theater goers. Rent tells the story of seven friends in the AIDS-ravaged New York City of the 1990s: Roger, Mimi, Tom, Angel, Maureen, Joanne and Mark share their struggle to support themselves and celebrate their lives in spite of the crises that confront them, from shifting romantic entanglements to preserving their artistic integrity to the life-and-death struggle with a disease that is threatening almost everyone they know. The show contains mature themes and strong language.
The principal cast is comprised of Cody Vaughn as Angel Dumott Schunard, Tanner Munson as Mark Cohen, Dale Clark as Roger Davis, Mackenzie Christensen as Mimi Marquez, Megan Reed as Maureen Johnson, Kylee VanHorn as Joanne Jefferson, Ricardo Field as Tom Collins, and Barry Arwood as Benjamin Coffin III. The cast is rounded out by a chorus including James Boone, Alex Chesney, Jade Nicholas, Michaela West, Abbi Eperson, Becki Arnall, Meghan Thomas, Marilyn Marshall Miller, Kevin Loar, Jamie Strong, Susie Lundy, Sean Botts, Jack Briggs, Joshua Lee Pruss, Allison Dodge, Lauden Baker, Saydi Ogden, Kaden Wimmer and Allison Black.
RENT is presented through special arrangements with Music Theatre International.