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Midcoast Actors’ Summer Camp to perform ‘Rent: School Edition’

July 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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$5
The summer is heating up with an exciting production of Rent: School Edition, performed by the Midcoast Actors’ Studio summer musical theater senior camp, on Friday and Saturday, July 21 & 22 at the Troy Howard Stage in Belfast. 
 
Rent: School Edition is the high school version of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning rock opera musical written by the late Jonathan Larson. loosely based on Giacomo Puccini’s opera La Bohème. It tells the story of a group of impoverished young artists struggling to survive and create a life in New York City’s East Village in the thriving days of Bohemian Alphabet City, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. The show deals with a variety of themes such as homelessness, drug addiction, love, sexuality, disease, and death. The school edition eliminates some of the coarse language and tones down some public displays of affection of the original.
The cast includes Phoebe Norman as Roger, as Maci Burgess Mark, Taylor Yeaton as Mimi, Piper Sewell as Collins, Sofia Barnard as Angel, Elaine Landry as Maureen, Robyn Walker-Spencer as Joanne, Mercedez Whitmore as Benny, with Grayson Koelbl, Matt Yost, Madison Johnson, Talia LaRue and Abby Donnelly as ensemble members playing multiple roles.
Directing Rent: School Edition is MAS Producing Artistic Director Jason Bannister. Bannister teaches performing arts and directs the drama club at Troy Howard Middle School in RSU 71. Music Direction is by Anna-Marlies Hunter. Hunter teaches music in AOS 93 (Nobleboro).
 
Performances will be Friday and Saturday, July 21 & 22 at 7:00 p.m., with a matinee on Saturday at 3:00. All shows are at Troy Howard Middle School, 173 Lincolnville Ave. in Belfast. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door. For more information please visit Midcoast Actors’ Studio Summer Musical Theater Camp on Facebook or emailmidcoastactors@gmail.com
 
Photo: (kneeling) Grayson Koelbl, Taylor Yeaton, Mercedez Whitmore
(L to R) Matt Yost, Abby Donnelly, Talia LaRue, Piper Sewell, Phoebe Norman, Maci Burgess, Madison Johnson, Sofia Barnard, Robyn Walker-Spencer, Elaine Landry
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Date:
July 22
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
$5
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Organizer

Midcoast Actors’ Studio
Phone:
(207) 370-7592
Email:
midcoastactors.org
Website:
midcoastactors@gmail.com

Venue

Troy Howard Stage
173 Lincolnville Ave
Belfast, ME 04915 United States
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