From Staff Reports
Plano East Senior High School presented the area high school premier of “Rent: School Edition,” at the Plano East Senior High School Auditorium Jan. 18- 20.
Fresh from 12 Dallas Summer Musical High School Musical Theatre Award nominations for last year’s production of “In The Heights,” Plano East continued its tradition of presenting innovative, high-quality musical productions for the entire community.
Set in the East Village of New York City, “Rent: School Edition” is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, it has become a pop cultural phenomenon with songs that rock and a story that continues to resonate with audiences in the twenty-first century.
Main cast members included Aaron Starkweather (Roger), Jeremy LeBlanc (Roger understudy), Brooke Bishop (Mimi), Maggie Williams (Mimi Understudy), Jake Allen (Mark), Luke Williams (Mark Understudy), Katelyn Stevens (Maureen) Jillian Costigan (Maureen Understudy), Kristin Sims (Joanne), Jasmine Ribak (Joanne Understudy), Brian Wright (Collins)
Marwan Henderson (Angel), Shaharyar Lakhani (Benny),
Nik Richards (Benny Understudy, Mr. Jefferson), Jasmine Ribak (Mrs. Jefferson), Chigozie Arisa (Mrs. Jefferson Understudy), Amanda Reynoso (Blanket Person), Ruth Mbugua (Blanket Person Understudy), Jeremy LeBlanc (The Man), Luke Williams (Restaurant Man), Chris Leach (Mr. Grey), Avery Moore (Mrs. Cohen), Jillian Costigan (Roger’s mom), Danett Flores (Mimi’s Mom) and Anna Luciani (Alexi Darling).