Book, Music and Lyrics by
Musical Arrangements Original Concept/Additional Lyrics
Steve Skinner, Billy Aronson
Music Supervision and Additional Arrangements Dramaturg
Tim Weil, Lynn Thomson
MEET THE CAST
Sean Davis is ECSTATIC to be back at the Downtown Cabaret, especially performing in RENT! RENT emphasizes love, compassion, forgiveness, and staying true to oneself; all while ROCKING OUT! His recent performances are as follows: Spirit of the Sixties: Decades in Concert (Downtown Cabaret), EmCee in Cabaret (Fairfield Center Stage), and Sky in Mamma Mia (FCS). He is grateful for the love and support he has gotten throughout this process! IG and Twitter: @TheSeanMDavis
Andrea Pane (Director) is “over the moon” to be tackling one of his favorite musicals. A veteran of the DCT stage since 2008, audiences are familiar with him as a performer. For four years he’s been directing TYA and MainStage. Recent directing credits: Beauty and the Beast, Little Witches, The Full Monty, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. This season he is writing and directing The Ugly Duckling for the TYA. IG: idaius__ www.andreapanephotography.com
Juliana Rivera is happy to be back on the Downtown Cabaret Stage. Some of her favorite past credits include Eurydice (Eurydice), The Wolves (#11) and In The Heights (Daniella). She recently received a BA in Theatre Performance from Fordham University. Special thanks to her sister Olivia and much love to the cast and crew!
Casie Pepe is thrilled to be making her DCT debut in her home state after years abroad. Past roles: Eponine (Les Miserables), Biondello (Taming of the Shrew), Amy (Little Women). Education: University of Roehampton (BFA), London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (Classical Acting Program). Gratitude to her mom, wonderful friends, and Pongo. Love to the cast and creative team. No day but today! Moo with me on Instagram @c_pepe
Kelsey Senteio is PUMPED to be in her first DCT production, especially in a show that means so much to her. Some of Kelsey’s past credits include the digital series Ms/Manage that can be seen on BlackOakTV, West Side Story at the Bay View Music Festival in Bay View, MI. She has also performed at New York Theater Workshop, The National Black Theater, and The Roundhouse in London. Find her online @kelseysenteio www.kelseysenteio.com
(Benjamin “Benny” Coffin III)
Marty Garcia is thrilled to be back at DCT! Marty’s past DCT credits include The Bodyguard: The Musical and Mamma Mia. Other regional credits include Beauty and the Beast, A Chorus Line, and Legally Blonde. Marty has also been seen in numerous film, TV, and commercial projects, and is a voice-over actor. LOVE to this amazingly talented cast, crew, and creative team. Marty wishes to dedicate his performance to his mom, Diana.
Everton George is elated to be back on the DCT stage. Everton’ s past credits include: Decades: Spirit of the 60s; Warner Bros. The Polar Express; Interlakes Broadway Theater, Audrey 2 (Little Shop of Horrors), Richie (A Chorus Line), Michael (Murder Ballad). Aside from theater, Everton George is a featured model and commercial actor. Lots of love to this cast! @EGRicketts www.evertongeorge.com
(Angel Dumott Schunard)
Berlin Charles is thrilled to be a part of this production and grateful to tell this story of compassion and the importance of dignity! His recent credits include Off Broadway: Swan Lake Rock Opera (Actors Temple Theatre). Burnt Bobby in The Mercy Project (Fairfield Theatre Company), Sister Act (Eddie Souther), Joseph (Asher, Joseph U/S), both at the Downtown Cabaret Theatre! Proud AMDA alum. TV Credits: The Time Traveler’s Wife, Maisel, Gossip Girl (2021 reboot), Love Life, and “Hotboy” in Power Book 3: Raising Kanaan! Berlin’s music is available for streaming anywhere music plays! ig: @berberguccibear
Jessica Pescosolido is beyond excited to return to the Cabaret Stage! Favorite past credits include Maggie in A Chorus Line, Penny in Hairspray, Sophie in Mamma Mia!, Ensemble in American Idiot. Jessica is the owner of Project Dance Center in Shelton (@projectdancecenter), an avid runner, and donut enthusiast. Thank you to the DCT Team! Love to gram. For my wife, Stacy – no day but today.
This will be Daniela’s debut at Downtown Cabaret and her first show in 2 years! Other productions she has participated in include: Something Rotten, Spamalot, Les Miserables, Jesus Christ Superstar, Mary Poppins, Newsies and more. She’s excited to work with such a talented cast and crew!
Steve Belli is “Over the Moon” to be back on the DCT stage in this phenomenal production of RENT! Steve was most recently seen in the cabaret’s TYA production of Beauty and the Beast (Beast). Some other past credits include Joseph…Dreamcoat (Reuben) at DCT, Violet (Father), 25th…Spelling Bee (Barfee), and Guys and Dolls (Angie the Ox) with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra. Steve would like to thank his family and friends for all of their love and support! Also, a HUGE thank you to Dre, Carly, the creative team, and the most AMAZING cast ever for making this one of the most memorable productions he has ever been a part of!
Cierra Jordan is excited to be back on the Downtown Cabaret stage in RENT! She would like to dedicate this performance to her niece and nephew, who remind her in the spirit of RENT to cherish every moment of life. Recent performances include Celisse in Godspell (Messiah Baptist Church), Melpomene in Xanadu and Urchin/Chiffon in Little Shop of Horrors (Longview Theatricals). She is always thankful for any opportunity to sing!
Markiss Roberts is a resident of Westchester, New York, a costume designer and wardrobe supervisor with over ten years in the industry. I’m so thankful for Andre and Carly for seeing me in their vision. And a huge thank you to Pippa for keeping us on track. Theater credits include Gremio (Love’s Labour’s Lost) and Snug The Joiner (A Midsummer Night’s Dream). Musical theater credits include Snoopy (You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown), The Wiz (The Wiz), Tom Collins (RENT), and Sweeney Todd (Ensemble). Thanks to all my friends and family for their amazing support. HONEST LIVING!!!
Mason Sacco made his musical theater debut in 2019 as Tunny in American Idiot (The Brookfield Theatre for the Arts). This is the first fully staged production he has been in since. RENT was the show that peaked Mason’s interest in theater and has remained an all time favorite. He would like to thank his partner, Bri, for her continued support and enthusiasm throughout all of his musical endeavors.
Brodey Ott is thrilled to be making his DCT debut in RENT! Favorites: Spamalot (Sir Galahad), One Slight Hitch (Ryan), and The Tempest (Alonso). As a background actor, Brodey has appeared in Titans: the Rise of Hollywood (Curiosity Stream), Only Murders in the Building (Hulu), and can be seen in the trailer for the upcoming film Call Jane. Brodey would like to thank everyone involved in this spectacular production for their hard work.
Sophie Katz is beyond excited to be a part of Downtown Cabaret’s production of Rent. Rent is about fighting for what we believe, along side the ones we love. Her most recent performance was five years ago as l Martha in One Light Theatre’s production of Spring Awakening. She is super excited to get back up on stage and rock out. Instagram: @itstotallysophie Website: www.Itstotallysophie.net
Voice Mail #1
Christmas Bells #1
You Okay, Honey
One Song Glory
Light My Candle
Voice Mail #2
Today For You
On The Street
I’ll Cover Your
Over The Moon
La Vie Boheme/I Should Tell You
Seasons of Love
Happy New Year
Voice Mail #3
Voice Mail #4
Take Me Or Leave Me
Seasons of Love (reprise)
Voice Mail #5
I’ll Cover Your (reprise)
What You Own
Voice Mail #6
David McQuillen Robertson
Production Stage Manager
Thomas Gordon, Krista Rocco
Kristin Hottin, Kesley Simone
Follow Spot Operators
Kaitlyn Herr, Michael Corso
Producer, Artistic Director
Box Office Manager
Social Media Specialist
Box Office Staff
Jason Parry, Vaughn Sims, Dayquinn Miller
Angel Menendez, Sonja Hennessy
Elijah Smith, Michael Edwards
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Website and Graphic Design
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