RENT at USC
IMPORTANT UPDATE: WE HAVE FIXED THE PROBLEMS WITH PAYPAL AND ARE ONCE AGAIN ACCEPTING ORDERS FOR TICKETS. WE APOLOGIZE FOR THE INCONVENIENCE AND ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ALL AT THE SHOW!
-THE CTP TEAM
Cardinal Theatre Productions presents RENT, Jonathan Larson's hit musical, coming to USC this Spring in the largest venue on campus, the historic Bovard Auditorium!
Tyler Miclean - Roger
Jonathan von Mering - Mark
John Michael Sudsina - Collins
Kyle McLaughlin - Benny
Claire Blackwelder - Joanne
Henry Boyd - Angel
Nikki Segal - Mimi
Kimberlee Holland - Maureen
Elizabeth Colwell - Ensemble
Alessandra Gianino - Ensemble
Marlee Learner - Ensemble
Trace Gaynor - Ensemble
Kevin Paley - Ensemble
Steven Rigaux - Ensemble
Carter Shults - Ensemble
Directed by Shaya Mulcahy
Music Direction by Nathan Fertig
Choreography by Kelly Ciurczak
Scenic Design by Kate Harrow
Costume Design by Manuel Prieto
Lighting Design by Will Chandler
Sound Design by Philip G. Allen
Makeup Design by Meagan Smith
Stage Management by Christina Bryan
Technical Direction by Kate Harrow
Assistant Direction by Elizabeth Lee Lobach
Assistant Music Direction by Nathan Heldman
Assistant Scenic Design by Michelle Black
Assistant Technical Direction by Michelle Black
Produced by Tahnee Cadrez & Jonathan Stoller-Schoff
Founding Producers: Manuel Prieto & Patrick Phillips
CTP Board: Jenna Bamberger, Cale Bouchey, Burt Chaikin, Alicia Dewell, Kate Harrow, Kevin Herald, Elizabeth Lee Lobach, Mady Mills, Madison Pollet, & Sarah Schwartz.
About The Show:
Set in the East Village of New York City, RENT is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, RENT has become a pop cultural phenomenon with songs that rock and a story that resonates with audiences of all ages.
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.
This is theatre at its best -- exuberant, passionate, and joyous.
About Cardinal Theatre Productions:
Founded in the summer of 2011 by Manuel Prieto and Patrick Phillips. CTP's goal is to produce quality, relevant student run theater at USC for diverse audiences and college-age talent.
Cardinal Theatre Productions (CTP) chooses to focus its operations as a true arts non-profit company. CTP takes pride and care in all aspects of producing a fine art. CTP's vision includes incredible talent onstage to high production value, but goes beyond the theatre and has established educational programming for its surrounding community (bringing students from middle and high schools free of cost to see live theatrical productions that go beyond a performancewith pre and post show talkbacks moderated and prepared by local teaching artists) as well as a continued investment on emerging artists by engaging alumni and local promising artists to collaborate as professionals All current students and alumni at the University of Southern California, whether undergraduate or graduate are eligible to be members of CTP, and CTP is proud to have such a diverse group involved year by year.
Their first production was Spring Awakening (Dir. Maddy Heyman) in February of 2012 in the Massman Theatre. Spring Awakening was followed by CHICAGO The Musical (Dir. Shaya Mulcahy) in February 2013 in the Massman Theatre. Both shows were incredibly successful, selling out their runs in 36 hours (Spring Awakening) and 11 minutes (CHICAGO). Due to popular demand, the following year, CTP is moving to its new home in USC's largest venue with RENT (Dir. Shaya Mulcahy) in January of 2014.
In 2013, CTP began an Educational Initiative to bring its shows to local youth in USC's surrounding community. CTP held a special performance with educational programming for CHICAGO with local 8th graders. The Education Director and Associate oversee CTP's outreach to local middle and high school aged youth.
For More, Check Out www.cardinaltheatreproductions.org
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