As La Cage Aux Folles ended their spectacular run this weekend, a new production team was gearing up for Imagine’s second show of the 2014 season. The demand to audition for a role in RENT was so high that many deemed it fortunate to even receive an audition slot. The usual audition location was simply not large enough for the crowd. Instead, the lobby of the Garden Theater filled with the lucky hopefuls this past Saturday, awaiting 16-bars of musical display that takes weeks to prepare. Director Jonathan Collura and his production team were overwhelmed with the talent that showed up, offering heavy competition for every single role.
The tough decisions have been made, and Imagine is proud to announce the cast for RENT, running May 7 – 18 at Wall Street Nightclub. Seats go on sale Saturday, March 8 allowing our beloved Imagine Members to secure their favorite spot first. You can do the same by becoming a member now at www.ImagineColumbus.org/Membership.
Thank you to the Short North Stage and Stonewall Columbus for use of their space for auditions and a huge thank you to the wonderfully talented and entirely likable group that came to audition. We hope to see you again!
Mark Cohen – Chip Danver
Roger Davis – Brent Rayburn
Mimi Marquez – Cassie Kahr
Tom Collins – Brian Gray
Angel Dumott Schunard – Zhané Dawlingz
Maureen Johnson – Zoe Lathan
Joanne Jefferson – Alex Lanier
Benjamin Coffin III – Ricardo Locci
Director – Jonathan Collura
Music Director – Zac DelMonte
Instrumental Music Director – Sam Falcone
Stage Manager – Jessica Schollenberger
Assistant Director – Carl Stolzenburg
Costumer – Sarah Frady
Accompanist – Jim Kucera