In celebration of its 10th Anniversary, Power Plant Cinema is bringing back the award-winning Broadway musical “Rent,” staged by the new theater company 9 Works Theatrical.
Reprising their roles are Gian Magdangal as Roger Davis, Nicole Laurel Asencio as Mimi, Fredison Lo as Mark, OJ Mariano as Collins, Job Bautista as Angel and Jenny Villegas as Joanne, along with the rest of the ensemble: Gary Junsay, Johann de la Fuente, Harold Cruz, Mark Tayag, Mian Dimacali and Pam Imperial.
New cast members include Lorenz Martinez as Benny, and the real-life sweetheart of Gian Magdangal, Sheree, who will alternate as Mimi. Robbie Guevara directs the musical.
“Rent” will be staged for a limited run of 8 performances at Power Plant Cinema 2, on December 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 (8 p.m.) and December 10, 11, 12 (4 p.m.). Tickets available now at the Power Plant Cinema ticket booth. Call 8981440 or 8981441.
Based on Giacomo Puccini’s “La Boheme” and set on the Lower East Side of New York City, “Rent” won a Tony Award for Best Musical, among its many other awards. The Broadway production closed on September 7, 2008, after a 12-year run and 5,124 performances, making it the ninth-longest-running Broadway show by that time. The original production grossed over $280 million.
9 Works Theatricals is restaging the musical by special arrangement with Music Theatre International.