9 Works Theatrical is proud to bring back Jonathan Larson‘s RENT starting February 12, 2011!
Catch RENT the MUSICAL from Feb. 12 to Mar. 6, 2011 at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Sen. Gil Puyat cor Ayala Avenue, Makati City.
RENT is created by the late multi-awarded and multi-talented composer, Jonathan Larson. Broadway show lovers will surely enjoy this musical stage as this rock musical show will definitely have instant connection with today’s generation, especially to those who are aspiring to become recognized artists. The play’s popularity led the RENT to won several awards, like the Tony Award for Best Musical among others.
RENT is a remake of the “La Boheme”, a classic Puccini opera. The story is set in East Village, New York City. It revolves around the lives of poor and sickly aspiring artists striving hard to be given a break and determined to reach their dreams. Despite all odds, these artists managed to overcome all the obstacles that they have encountered in life until they found love and their way to stardom, as well. What is really interesting with this musical is how the characters deal with their personal problems and how they battled and cope with the hindrances towards good and contented life.
- 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 artistic team of RENT is led by Director Robbie Guevara, with Jojo Malferrari as musical director – band; Onyl Torres as musical director – vocals; Choreography by Charles Stephen Thompson with additional choreography by Francis Matheu and Mara Andres of Polecats; Mio Infante as scenographer; Martin Esteva as Lighting Designer; Chuck Ledesma as sound designer; and Bek Soriano as costume stylist.
The RENT production team is composed of: Santi Santamaria, executive producer; Anna Santamaria, company manager; Toff de Venecia, Marketing & PR Director; Toots Tolentino, PR Consultant; Jonjon Martin, PR Manager; Carlos Canlas, HR Manager; Shelyn Tayanes, Marketing Manager; and Jojo Amboy as Stage Manager.
Show dates are February 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, March 4, 5 and 6. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 8:00PM. Saturdays at 3:30PM & Sundays at 4:30PM. Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Ayala Corner Sen. Gil Puyat Avenues, Makati City.
For tickets: call 557.5860, 586.7105, or 0917-5545560, or visit www.9workstheatrical.com, or call TicketWorld at 891.9999.
RENT is brought to you by the following sponsors: Energizer, The Spa, Skin Dermatology and Laser Center, Jing Monis Salon, Wella Professionals, Power Mac Center, Café Mediterranean, Styles Entertainment, The Philippine Star, The Manila Bulletin, Business World, Lifestyle Network, When in Manila, Focus Media, Status Magazine, and Uno Magazine.
RENT is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI) 421 West 54th Street, New York, New York 10019 Tel.: (212) 541-4684 • www.mtishows.com
Socially relevant, youthful, and moving, RENT lives on, along with the affirmation that there is “no day but today.”
Viva La Vie Boheme!