2011 - 2012

Rent

Based on Puccini's classic opera La Bohème, composer and lyricist Jonathan Larson's revolutionary rock opera Rent tells the story of a group of bohemians struggling to live and pay their rent in the gritty background of New York's East Village in the early nineties. “Measuring their lives in love,” these starving artists strive for success and acceptance while enduring the obstacles of poverty, illness, and the AIDS epidemic.


The cast includes 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. The lead characters are complemented by a strong group of multi-talented ensemble members who play a variety of different characters to round out the production, which is almost completely sung through.


Nicole Milne: Artistic Director

James Caswell: Musical Director

Debbie Millet: Choreographer

Cast

Andrew Galligan

Ensemble

Andréa Black

Mimi Marquez

Antoine L. Collins

Ensemble

Brennan Richardson

Mark Cohen

David Rowan

Ensemble

Derek Eyamie

Roger Davis

Appearing by permission of Canadian Actors' Equity Association

Devon O'Reilly

Maureen Johnson

Emily Reid

Ensemble

Iyono Ede

Ensemble

Jeremy Sanders

Angel Dumott Schunard

Joy Mwandemange

Ensemble

Mary Armstrong

Ensemble

Maxim David

Tom Collins

Milton Dover

Ensemble

Rebecca Abbott

Joanne Jefferson

Shaun Toohey

Ensemble

Stefan Keyes

Benjamin (Benny) Coffin III

Production

Alison Enid Foley

Production Assistant

Bryan Jesmer

Social Convenor

David Magladry

Lighting Designer

Gordon Guest

Producer

Heather Forsyth

Stage Manager

Jean Meldrum

Centrepointe Food Coordinator

Jenn Donnelly

Scenic Artist

Jenn Donnelly

Set Designer

John Cybanski

Sound Designer

Kerry Price

Makeup Designer

Kerry Price

Hair Designer

Kim Macdonald

Rehearsal Stage Manager, Assistant Stage Manager

Rob Puchyr

Props Designer

Steve Jones

Technical Director

Steve Jones

Master Carpenter

Tiara Wallace

Costume Designer

Tiara Wallace

Wardrobe Supervisor

Wendy Berkelaar

Rehearsal Accompanist

Wendy Blakey

Costume Production Manager

Zac Spence

Videographer

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