MainStage Musical: Aug 17 – Sept 3, 2023

Book, Music and Lyrics by Jonathan Larson 
Musical Arrangements by Steve Skinner 

Original Concept/Additional Lyrics by Billy Aronson
Music Supervision and Additional Arrangements by Tim Weil
Dramaturg Lynn Thomson

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.

Show Sponsor:
Downs & St. Germain Research

Content Warning:
Strong adult language, adult themes; depictions of substance abuse, homelessness; mentions of suicide, self-harm, homophobia, AIDS

Dates & Times

Thursday, Aug 17 • 8 pm
Friday, Aug 18 • 8 pm
Saturday, Aug 19 • 8 pm
Sunday, Aug 20 • 2 pm

Friday, Aug 25 • 8 pm
Saturday, Aug 26 • 2 pm 
Saturday, Aug 26 • 8 pm
Sunday, Aug 27 • 2 pm

Friday, Sept 1 • 8 pm
Saturday, Sept 2 • 8 pm
Sunday, Sept 3 • 2 pm

Production Staff

Director: Keith Meccia
Music Director: Robert M. Nelson
Choreographer: Kelly Griesl
Stage Manager: Lenoir Brewer
Production Assistant: Lizeth George
Costume Design: Sarah Matlow
Scenic Design: Kacey Wasson, Brian Davis
Lighting Design: David Jones


Roger Davis – Bryson Thomas
Mark Cohen – Jake Tottle
Tom Collins – Chris Bratton
Benjamin Coffin III – Benjamin Britton
Joanne Jefferson – Briney Rojas
Angel Dumott Schunard – Shadin Jordan
Mimi Marquez – Kayla-Elizabeth Meyzen
Maureen Johnson – Makaira Fisk
Ensemble – Andy Arribas, Everhett Coleman, Piper Greisl, Danitza Paz, Kaitlyn Ricketts, Briana, Rodriguez,  Joshua Simon, Tank Spears