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June 7, 2024

June 23, 2024

SYNOPSIS

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.

CO-PRODUCERS

Associate

Maggie Warren

MEDIA SPONSORS

KMAJ Majic 107.7 – A Cumulus Station, WIBW, and WIBW.com

AUDITIONS

Saturday, April 13, 2024 (1:00 – 4:00 PM, Callbacks immediately following)

TICKET DATES

Tuesday, May 7, 2024 – PHONE LINES OPEN

SHOW TIMES

Production Dates

Friday, June 7 – 7:00 PM
Saturday, June 8 – 7:00 PM
Sunday, June 9 – 2:00 PM Matinee
Wednesday, June 12 – 7:00 PM

Thursday, June 13 – 7:00 PM
Friday, June 14 – 7:00 PM
Saturday, June 22 – 7:00 PM
Sunday, June 23 – 2:00 PM – Matinee

Production Staff & Cast

STAFF

Doug Goheen – Guest Director

Marilyn Foree – Music Director

Donna Lambrecht – Co-Stage Manager

Amber Schmidt – Co-Stage Manager

Sally Glassman – Choreographer

CAST

Roger Davis – Adam Groves

Mark Cohen– Matt Rosebrook

Tom Collins– Jonathan Andrews

Benny Coffin – Dane Shobe

Joanne Jefferson – Evy Duffy*

Angel Dumott Schunard – Alex Castaneda

Mimi Marquez – Josie Hoggatt

Maureen Johnson– Carmen Anello

Ensemble – Joseph Brown*, Courtney Groves*, Frankie Haynes*, Hannah Kirby, Aaron Senne, Hunter Sullivan, Robbie Williams

* Denotes TCT Debut

Our first read-thru is tomorrow, Tuesday, April 16 at 7:00 PM in the Purple Room on the second floor. Please remember to email Jason at Jason@topekacivictheatre.com to accept your role.