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  • 23 May 2024
  • 26 May 2024
  • Théâtre de Marens, Nyon
RENT 2024

Our spring show will be Rent (Book, Music, and Lyrics by Jonathan Larson) performed 23rd-26th May 2024 at Théâtre de Marens, Nyon.

The winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Rent ran for 12 years on Broadway. 


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's narcissistic personality fuels her performance art as well as her sexual entanglements; 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.


Angel Dumott Schunard Stephen Ash
Mark Cohen Daniel Baker
Roger Davis Nikolai Bobenko
Joanne Jefferson Jessica Chan
Mimi Marquez Eloise Christen
Benjamin Coffin III Septival
Maureen Johnson Aurélie Laporte
Tom Collins Sébastien Miazza


Katya Akulich, Rachel Ash, Clàudia Baró Huelmo, Steph Bongioanni, Cloda Boyle, Sunil Chacko, Nataliya Domnina, Carrie Douglass-Rose, Sarah Dwidar, Katie Johnson, Mia Schütze, Vaishnavi Sreenivas, Neil Ware, Annabella Zamora


Director Deborah Hill
Musical Director  Chelsea Middleton
Stage Manager David Wrigley
Asst Director  Phil Tuffs
Asst Musical Director  Empi Mörn 
Asst Choreographer Pola Aleksandrowicz
Production Secretaries Wenona Christie Arndt / Nicki Power
Set Design  Amanda Linden
Set Construction  David Wrigley
Set Painting Phillipe Boucher
Lighting  Adam Mathieson / Derek Mathieson
Sound  Nicki Power / Bojan Ugrinovski
Costumes    Mags Mathieson
Make-up / Hair  Caroline Crow / Joanita Kalibala
Props  Clea Karmilof 
Caller  Joanita Kalibala 


Book, Music and Lyrics by Jonathan Larson

Musical Arrangements: Steve Skinner 

Original Concept/Additional Lyrics: Billy Aronson 

Music Supervision and Additional Arrangements: Tim Weil  

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

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International

All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI


Address:   10 rue du Pré-de-la-Fontaine,
1242 Satigny

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