Cabaret Theatre and the Rutgers Center for Social Justice and LGBT Communities Present: Rent

***Part of the Center for Social Justice and LGBT Communities' GAYpril 2016 events. Visit for more information***

Spring is officially here! And with spring arrival, we are winding down the semester and the school year. It’s has been an amazing season, and we want to thank everyone for supporting Cabaret Theatre. But it’s not over just yet. We still have one main stage left, and one question for you all: how do you measure a year?

Jonathan Larson's Rent follows a year in the life of a group of young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York's Lower East Side. The physical and emotional complications of HIV/AIDS 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.

Books, music, and lyrics by Jonathan Larson.

Friday, April 8th at 8:00pm
Saturday, April 9th at 8:00pm
Sunday, April 10th at 7:00pm
Friday, April 15th at 8:00pm
Saturday, April 16th at 8:00pm**
Sunday, April 17th at 7:00pm

**Proceeds for the 4/16 performance will go to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS**

Cabaret Theatre, located on the corner of Suydam Street and Nichol Avenue on the Douglass Campus

Students, Faculty, Staff, and Seniors (60+) / $8
General Admission / $12

Email or visit to reserve your tickets.

When reserving via email, specify your name, the number of tickets you wish to purchase, and the date/time of the show you wish to attend. Please note that sending an email or submitting a form does not mean you are automatically have tickets reserved--you must wait until a confirmation email is sent.

Patrons with reservations must arrive no later than twenty minutes prior to performance time to purchase their tickets. Once past the twenty-minute mark, reservations may be voided at the discretion of the box office management to accommodate any patrons on the waiting list or any walk-up sales.

Director: Kyle Buchanan
Assistant Director : Gina D'Angelo
Musical Directors: Bernadette Burke and Stephanie Mangioglu
Stage Manager: Ajit Mathews
Choreographer: Allie Ambriano
Creative Coordinator: Joana Marmelo

Roger Davis – Liam McGeary
Mark Cohen – Jonah Levinson
Collins – Justin Luckenbaugh
Benjamin Coffin III – Tyler Conroy
Joanne Jefferson – Erica Nadera
Angel Dumott Schunard – LaJuan Miller
Mimi Marquez – Olivia Accardo
Maureen Johnson – Jillian Hanna
Male Ensemble – Paolo Arceo, Brandon Conti, Dominick Scalera, Russell Umali
Female Ensemble – Kim Bollard, Stephanie Leiva, Jordan Vinson

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to our producer, Kayla Votapek, at, and our artistic director, Markus Robinson, at

We hope to see you then!

RUSA allocations paid for by student fees