Bright young stars in ‘Rent’
KEENLY awaited rock musical Rent, directed by Robin Williams and opening at the Pemads Theatre next week, will see some of the Bay’s brightest young talent on stage. The lead roles of Mark and Roger are filled by Jaydee Mulder, last seen as Franz Liebkind in The Producers and Ryan in High School Musical, alongside Phillip Cowie, a PE Gilbert & Sullivan regular who also played Tommy in Annie Get Your Gun.
The tragic Mimi is played by Cailan van Heerden.
Other cast members include Zena Bally, Kasvia von Memerty, Arthur Daniels, Litha Hewitt-Coleman and Nkosinathi Rodrigues.
The award-winning production is set in the ’80s and tells the story of a group of young artists struggling to create a life in New York City’s East under the shadow of HIV/Aids.
The musical has a PG rating for language and themes.
Choreography is by Chireen Ferreira and musical direction by Petrus Meyer. David Limbert of Magnetic Storm is handling lighting design and Clear As A Bell’s Steven van der Merwe the sound design.
Rent: The Musical is at the Pemads Theatre in Athol Fugard Terrace at 7.30pm from Wednesday until Saturday June 2 (no shows on Sundays and Mondays). Tickets are at Computicket, Checkers or Shoprite.
ANGELIC WONDER: Angel played by Litha Hewitt-Coleman