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Rent is presented in special arrangement cooperation with Music Theater International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

Book Music and Lyrics by: Jonathan Larson

Musical Arrangements Original Concept/Additional Lyrics: Steve Skinner, Billy Aronson

Music Supervision and Additional Arrangements Dramaturg: Tim Weil, Lynn Thomson

Rent was originally produced in New York by New York Theatre Workshop and on Broadway by Jeffrey Seller, Kevin McCollum, Allan S. Gordon and New York Theatre Workshop.


March 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 2024


Friday and Saturday: 7:30 pm
Sunday: 3:00 pm


2nd Street Performing Arts Center
1123 2nd St, Wyandotte, MI 48192


Based on Puccini’s beloved opera La Bohème, Rent follows the ups and downs of a year in the life of a group of
impoverished, artistic friends living in Manhattan’s East Village. Mark, an aspiring filmmaker, struggles to find his place in the world; his roommate Roger, an HIV-positive musician, wonders how he will leave his mark before he dies. Mimi and Angel look for true love as they face the harsh reality of life as HIV-positive young people, while the businesslike Joanne seeks fidelity from her wild-child performance artist girlfriend Maureen. The group’s dreams, losses, and love stories weave through the musical’s narration to paint a stunningly raw and emotional portrait of the gritty bohemian world of New York City in the late 1980s, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS.

Production Crew


Director/Choreographer: Sam Ramirez


Vocal Director: Melanie Aue

Music Director: Audra Bass

Technical Director

Set Director


Mark - Gerald Hymer

Roger - Ryan Kusibab

Mimi - Valencia Morgan

Benny - John Hatcher

Maureen - Tamara Marla Hornby

Joanne - Odera Office

Collins - Nick Brown

Angel - Justin Alesna

April/Ensemble - Ivy Anspach

Seasons Of Love/Ensemble - Kayla Harwood

Seasons Of Love/Ensemble - Kyle Harwood

Waiter/Ensemble - Fouad Diry

Paul/Priest/Ensemble - Bryan Aue

Mrs. Cohen/Ensemble - Rene Dinh

Mrs. Davis/Mrs. Jefferson/Ensemble - Chelsea Rize

Alexi Darling/Ensemble - Alicia Cotter

Sra Marquez/Homeless Lady/Ensemble - Sydney Villanueva

Seasons Of Love/Sue - Amy Parenteau

Mr. Jeffereson/Squeegee/Ensemble - Don Corbin

Mr. Gray/The Man/Ensemble - Leo Mcmaster

Homeless Man Christmas Bells/Gordon/Ensemble - Devin Mccardell

Ensemble - Melanie Aue

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