VOS Presents

RENT: The Musical

November 23 to December 2, 2018 at the MacPherson Playhouse

In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway and forever changed the landscape of musical theatre. Over two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world and now, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning masterpiece comes to the McPherson Playhouse. A re-imagining of Puccini’s La Bohème, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters—love. VOS is proud to announce RENT as our November 2018 production. Stay tuned for more information.


Director – Doug Crockett
Music Director – Brad L’Écuyer
Choreographer – Bryony Blake
Assistant Director – David Brillinger
Co-Producers – Suzan Pyke & Jessica Charlesworth
Production Manager – Janet Hender
Stage Manager – Janet Hender
Assistant Stage Manager – Cierrah Gibbs

Set Design – Barbara Clerihue
Lighting Designer – Adam Wilkinson
Head Carpenter – Guy Chester
Properties – Drinda Ribeiro
Makeup – Kelly Bryce
Hair – Lal O’Connor
Costumes – Jeff Mousseau


Mark Cohen – Liam McDonald
Roger Davis – Sean Baker
Benny Coffin III – Liam Reitsma
Tom Collins – Bret Newton
Angel Dumott Schunard – Dan Comeau
Mimi Marquez – Alyssa Bryce
Joanne Jefferson – Rae Paxton
Maureen Johnson – Sarah Newton


Angela Yu
Tenyjah McKenna
Somaya Said
Sasha Moriarty – Schieven
Sadie Evans
Angelina Robertson
Mark Riishede
Alexander Moorman
Jesse Polito
Ron Caissie
Darian Ngai