Out of an abundance of caution after some of the cast tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, the creative team of RENT and the Office of the Chair for the Department of Theatre Arts have determined that it is not logistically possible to perform RENT on Tuesday 11/16, Wednesday 11/17, and Thursday 11/18. We have decided to cancel the following performances of RENT: Tuesday, 11/16 at 8:00PM, Wednesday, 11/17 at 8:00pm, and Thursday 11/18 at 8:00pm.


If you have tickets for the cancelled performances of RENT , the Box Office will contact you to discuss available options for your tickets, crediting your account for a future show or issuing a refund.


RENT Artwork. Design by Chris Holden.

Design by Chris Holden. 

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Jonathan Larson 

Musical Arrangements Steve Skinner 

Original Concept/Additional lyrics Billy Aronson 

Music Supervision and Additional Arrangements Tim Weill  

Dramaturg 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 

Directed by Cynthia Henderson

Choreographed by Daniel Gwirtzman

Music Direction by Christopher Zemliauskas

Hoerner Theatre

RENT encourages the idea of embracing life and pursuing it to the fullest, this sentiment is shared in the song, “No Day but Today.” The tragic death of the musical’s 35 year old creator Johnathan Larson, who died of an aortic aneurysm days before the musical opened on Broadway, drove home this message for audiences and casts for years to come. 

Loosely based on Giacomo Puccini's 1896 opera La Bohème, RENT follows the lives of a group of bohemians in New York City’s Lower East Side. From the HIV/AIDS crisis, to drug addiction, the characters deal with societal challenges of the day, while embracing the joy they’ve found within their friendships, and love for one another. This Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning musical is set against the urban backdrop of the late 1980s and early 1990s New York City. 


This production includes depictions of drug/alcohol addiction, sexual acts, illness/death, strobe lights, and mentions of suicide.  

Performance Schedule

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 @ 8:00pm (Preview)

Friday, November 12, 2021 @ 8:00pm (Opening Night)

Saturday, November 13, 2021 @ 2:00pm

Saturday, November 13, 2021 @ 8:00pm

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 @ 8:00pm

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 @ 8:00pm

Thursday, November 18, 2021 @ 8:00pm

Cast & Creative Team Information

The cast of RENT features:

  • Hunter Kovacs '22 (Roger Davis)
  • Tristian Tierney '22 (Mark Cohen)
  • Anthony Garcia '22 (Tom Collins)
  • Neftali Benitez '22 (Benjamin Coffin III)
  • Alaysia Duncan '23 (Joanne Jefferson)
  • Michael Marrero '22 (Angel Dumott Schunard)
  • Sierra Martinez '22 (Mimi Marquez)
  • Amanda Xander '22 (Maureen Johnson)
  • Audrey Fisher '22 (Featured Ensemble/Mark's Mom/Assistant Choreographer/Homeless Person/Junkie)
  • Drew Jacobson '22 (Featured Ensemble/Gordon/Squeegieman/Homeless Person/Mr. Grey)
  • Erica Reyes '23 (Featured Ensemble/Mimi's Mom/Pam/Vendor #2 (Coat Vendor)/Homeless Person)
  • Rhys Kauffman '22 (Featured Ensemble/Male Soloist "Seasons of Love"/Steve/Homeless Person/Junkie/Mark Cover/Roger Cover)
  • AnnaJo Lubasi '23 (Featured Ensemble/Mrs. Jefferson/Homeless Person/Joanne Cover/Maureen Cover)
  • Jackson Marshall '25 (Featured Ensemble/Mr. Jefferson/Vender #1/Collins' Assistant/Homeless Person/Tom Collins Cover)
  • Sami Schonberger '22 (Featured Ensemble/Female Soloist "Seasons of Love"/Homeless Person/La Vie Boheme B Solo/Officer)
  • Maliha Sayed '22 (Featured Ensemble/Alexi Darling/Homeless Person/Restaurant Person)
  • Jordan Hayakawa '23 (Featured Ensemble/Blanket Person/Sue/Homeless Person)
  • Sabina Lueras '22 (Featured Ensemble/Ali/Junkie/Roger's Mom/Homeless Person/Mimi Cover/Mimi's Mom Cover)
  • Peter Murphy '24 (Featured Ensemble/Officer/Pastor/Collins' Assistant/Homeless Person)
  • Anthony Llerandi '25 (Featured Ensemble/Officer/The Man/Paul/Homeless Person)
  • Daniel Mejil '23 (Offstage U/S for Ensemble/Angel Cover/Benjamin Cover)
  • Abby Unpingco '23 (Offstage U/S Ensemble)

The creative team features:

  • Cynthia Henderson, Professor and Associate Chair (Director)
  • Daniel Gwirtzman, Assistant Professor of Dance (Choreographer)
  • Christopher Zemliauskas, Assistant Professor of Musical Direction for Opera & Musical Theatre (Music Director)
  • Olivya Deluca '22 (Scenic Designer)
  • Nicole Brooks '22 (Costumer Designer)
  • Kyle Stamm '22 (Lighting Designer)
  • Emma Taylor '22 (Sound Designer)
  • Dani Berman '22 (Production Stage Manager)

How to purchase tickets?

If you would like to purchase tickets to RENT, or have any questions or concerns about this production, visit the Ithaca College Theatre Box Office in Dillingham Center or call us at 607-274-3224.

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