Friday, January 21, 2011

9 Works Theatrical's Rent back at RCBC Theater Feb. 12

Starting February 12, 2011, 9 Works Theatrical is staging a “newer,” “fresher” and “bolder” “RENT,” at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Makati.

Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize, the revolutionary rock musical “RENT,” with book, music and lyrics by the late Jonathan Larson, has made a lasting impact on Broadway with its iconic score that includes the crowd favorite “Seasons of Love.”

For this restaging (previously staged by 9 Works Theatrical in Feb. 2010 at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium and Dec. 2010 at the Rockwell Power Plant Cinema 2), singer/TV host Gian Magdangal returns as songwriter Roger Davis. Gian recently starred in 9 Works Theatrical’s hit musical “The Wedding Singer” and also regularly appears in GMA-7’s Party Pilipinas.

Sheree Bautista, TV personality/singer and Magdangal’s real-life girlfriend, will reprise her role as Mimi Marquez, the AIDS-afflicted dancer. Alternating with Sheree and joining the cast for the first time is another singer/TV personality, Ciara Sotto. Ciara recently appeared in the local theater production of “Magsimula Ka!”

Also returning are Fredison Lo as Mark Cohen; OJ Mariano as Tom Collins; Job Bautista as Angel Dummott Schunard; Jenny Villegas as Joanne Jefferson; and Lorenz Martinez as Benjamin Coffin III.

Theater veteran and “Miss Saigon” alumna Ms. Carla Guevara-Laforteza rejoins the cast as Maureen Johnson, the larger-than-life performance artist who sings “Over the Moon.” Alternating with her is exciting newcomer Mian Dimacali from the December run.

The rest of the ensemble is composed of Peachy Atilano, Harold Cruz, Johann dela Fuente, Pam Imperial, Gary Junsay, Anna Santamaria, Alys Serdenia and Mark Tayag. Al Gatmaitan also joins the ensemble and will play the role of Roger in certain performances.

The artistic team of “RENT” is led by Director Robbie Guevara, with Jojo Malferrari as musical director–band; Onyl Torres as musical director–vocals; Mio Infante as scenographer; Martin Esteva as lighting designer; Chuck Ledesma as sound designer; Bek Soriano as costume stylist; and Francis Matheu as choreographer for certain scenes.

The production team is composed of Santi Santamaria, executive producer; Anna Santamaria, company manager; Toff de Venecia, marketing & PR director; Toots Tolentino, PR consultant; Jonjon Martin, PR manager; Carlos Canlas, HR manager; Shelyn Tayanes, marketing manager; and Jojo Amboy as stage manager.

Show dates are February 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, March 4, 5 and 6. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 3:30 p.m. and Sundays at 4:30 p.m., Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Ayala Corner Sen. Gil Puyat Avenues, Makati City.

For tickets, call 5575860, 5867105, or 0917-5545560, or visit, or call TicketWorld 8919999.

“RENT” is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI) 421 West 54th Street, New York, New York 10019 Tel.: (212) 5414684,


dex said...

For Feb12 3:30pm and Feb27 4:30pm showing, visit

Buyers can win 2 roundtrip tickets to Boracay :)

watchplays said...

Catch RENT on its Last Saturday run!

For tickets to the March 5, 2011 330PM schedule, contact Onay @ 0918.536.2116.

Available seats can be viewed here:

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