9 Works Theatrical’s RENT: ‘Newer, Fresher, and ‘Bolder’

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Due to insistent public demand, RENT the Musical is back. 9 Works Theatrical is staging RENT (for the 3rd time) at the Carlos P. Romulo Theater in RCBC Plaza, Makati.

I’ve seen Rent for the nth time, but this 9 Works Theatrical‘s rendition of RENT is ‘newer, fresher, and ‘bolder’.  So far one of the best shows I have ever seen!


  • Gian Magdangal as Roger Davis, the songwriter.
  • Sheree Bautista as Mimi Marquez
  • Ciara Sotto will alternate as Mimi
  • Fredison Lo as Mark Cohen, the nerdy filmmaker
  • OJ Mariano as Tom Collins, the computer genius
  • Job Bautista as Angel Dummott Schunard, Collins’ drag queen street musician lover
  • Carla Guevara-Laforteza as bisexual performance artist Maureen Johnson
  • Mian Dimacali will alternate as Maureen
  • Jenny Villegas as Joanne Jefferson, Maureen’s public interest lawyer lover.
  • Lorenz Martinez as landlord Benjamin Coffin III

The rest of the ensemble is composed of Peachy Atilano, Harold Cruz, Johann dela Fuente, Pam Imperial, Gary Junsay, Anna Santamaria, Alys Serdenia, and Mark Tayag. Al Gatmaitan also joins the ensemble and will play the role of Roger in certain performances.

The entire cast was phenomenal, the new cast is likable.

The actors and actresses effortlessly captured the emotions so well and put their heart and soul into their performances including the essence of the characters who really made it their own especially Job Bautista (Angel) and OJ Mariano (Tom Collins).  There’s still “kilig” everytime I see them on stage.

Ciara really went above and beyond my expectations. She was so hot in her pole dancing performance. I said to myself, “Wow”, and “I would love to do that!” (as if, LOL).

I love this “newer, fresher, and ‘bolder’ rendition of Rent.  Unlike past performances, this one has improved lighting, dialogues are more understandable and better choreography plus pole dancing!!! Yay!.

Catch the 3rd weekend of RENT at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium in RCBC.

Show Schedule:
Feb 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, March 4, 5, 6.
Friday, Saturdays and Sundays at 8:00PM
Saturdays at 3:30PM
Sundays at 4:30PM

For tickets, call 5575860, 09175545560, Ticketworld at 8919999 or visit www.9workstheatrical.com

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  1. Hi Aerin, thanks for telling me about the video, I think I might have privatized that for friends but have changed it now. Would you mind taking a look at it again? =) Got you on the second video there… where we introduced ourselves

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