RENT: The Musical - Directed by Michael A. Shepperd, Choreography by Palmer Davis.
Based on Puccini's La Boheme, this rock opera tells the story of one year in the life of a group of bohemians struggling in modern day East Village New York. The story centers around Mark and Roger, two roommates. While a former tragedy has made Roger numb to life, Mark tries to capture it through his attempts to make a film. In the year that follows, the group deals with love, loss, AIDS, and modern day life in one truly powerful story.
Beyond the Stage Productions, in association with Manchester Labs, is producing this show as a benefit for the Los Angeles HIV/AIDS service organization The Stigma Project (www.thestigmaproject.org) and the Manchester Labs Foundation Scholarship for the Arts (www.manchesterlabs.org). This production will be a catalyst for the next conversation regarding the fight to end HIV/AIDS.
More information at www.BeyondtheStageProductions.com
Friday, May 31st: Opening Night!
6:00 pm: Pre-show with Los Angeles HIV/AIDS organizations showcasing their work in our city.
8:00 pm: Opening Night Performance
Saturday, June 1st:
6:30 pm: Pre-show with Los Angeles HIV/AIDS organizations showcasing their work in our city, and a panel discussion with Los Angeles HIV/AIDS advocates, educators, politicians, celebrities.
8:00 pm: Red Carpet Gala Performance
Sunday, June 2nd: Final Performance, Matinee
2:30 pm: Pre-show with Los Angeles HIV/AIDS organizations
4:00pm: Closing matinee performance
General Admission — $30
Orchestra Seating — $50
VIP Orchestra Seating — $80
Student Admission — $15
Pre-Show only for any performance, including panel discussion- $5 cover charge
Mark: Brett McMahon, Michael Davanzo*
Roger: Nathan Park
Mimi: Bianca Gisselle, Melissa Anjose*
Collins: John Devereaux
Angel: Justin Alastair
Maureen: Larissa McCoy
Joanne: Tiana Damaris, Annalise Staudt*
Benny: David Lamarr
Alexi Darling: Megan Frances
Mrs. Cohen: Caity Engler
Mrs. Jefferson: Britney Wheeler
Mr. Jefferson: Britney Wheeler
Russel: Ben Heart
Steve/Restaurant Guy: Chris Gutierrez
Gordon/The Man/Mr. Grey: Matthew Ellison
Mrs. Marquez: Britney Wheeler
Mrs. Davis: Rosie Moss
Sue: Alicia Armstrong
Pam: Caity Engler
Ali: Ety Terry
Blanket Woman: Brittney Wheeler
Homeless Man Soloist: Andreas Pantazis
Homeless Woman #1: Mary Mather
Squeegee Man: Matthew Lopez
Woman who sells coats: Brittney Wheeler
Street Vendor: Alicia Armstrong
Cop: Caity Engler
Cop/Pastor: Andreas Pantazis
Cop: Brett Chapin
Over the Moon Backup: Megan Frances, Alicia Armstrong, Caity Engler, Rosie Moss
Thugs: Jared Anderson,
Dancers: Carmela Muzio Dormani
Alicia Armstrong, Brett Chapin, Matthew Ellison, Everjohn Feliciano, Caity Engler, Chris Gutierrez, Ben Heart, Matthew Lopez, Andreas Pantazis, Ety Terry, Brittney Wheeler.
Tickets on sale now!
RENT is presented by Beyond the Stage Productions in association with Manchester Labs.
Executive Director: Micheal Smith
Executive Producer: Michael Browne
CFO: Joe Terramagra
Stage Director: Michael A. Shepperd
Choreographer: Palmer Davis
Music Director: Daniel Gledhill
Special Events/Fundraising: TBD