NU Theatre presents “Rent”

In Other, by , on April 15th, 2024

Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, “Rent” by Jonathan Larson, follows a year in the lives of a diverse group of artists, musicians and their friends struggling to survive and create in New York’s Lower East Side. “Rent” is a groundbreaking musical about falling in love, following your dreams, and finding your voice.

La Vie Boheme! Come celebrate with us the iconic musical that shaped a generation of audiences, inspired us all to choose love over fear, encouraged us to live without regret and taught us to measure our lives in love.

Cautions: Strong language. Adult themes.

“Rent” will be on stage in the Leary Theatre within the Elizabeth Ann Clune Center for Theatre, Clet Hall, on the following dates/times:

Thursday, April 25 at 7 p.m.
Friday, April 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 27 at 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 28 at 2 p.m. (post-show discussion)
Thursday, May 2 at 7 p.m.
Friday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 4 at 4 p.m. (Friends of NU Theater Gala)
Sunday, May 5 at 2 p.m.

Director: Steve Braddock
Music Director: Bridget Moriarty
Choreographers: Terri Vaughan and Alyvia Christensen
Set Design: David Dwyer
Costume Design: Lara Berich
Lighting Design: Matt Divita
Sound Design: Chris Ballard
Stage Manager: Mary Dugan
Assistant Stage Managers: Elizabeth Flickinger and Hannah Laruez

Niagara University Theatre Performance majors who are in the cast include:
Justin Kochetta (Roger Davis) of Montgomery, N.Y.
Hayden Carr (Mark Cohen) of Grand Island, N.Y.
Austin Marshall (Tom Collins) of Buffalo, N.Y.
Isaac Hohl (Benjamin Coffin III) of Kennesaw, Ga.
Lauren Farrow (Joanna Jefferson) of Penfield, N.Y.
Jamarion Evans (Angel Dumott Shunard) of Hammond, Ind.
Brianna Garcia (Mimi Marquez) of Lockport, N.Y.
Julia Cianfrini (Maureen Johnson) of Lancaster, N.Y.

Matt Ball of Hammond, Ind.
Miguel Castaneda of Marikina City, Philippines
Ethan Eggleston of Gansevoort, N.Y.
Adelaide Hawkins of Killingworth, Conn.
Lillian Jarzabek of Canisius, N.Y.
Lauren Lampe of Penfield, N.Y.
Paris Moffit of Lockport, N.Y.
Katie Thompson of Bradford, Pa.
Paige Tomlinson of Lake View, N.Y.
Sam Prezioso of Montgomery, N.Y.
Rylie Randall of Avon, N.Y.
Nyah Searles of Baglan, Port Talbot, Wales

Ticket Information: There are three ways to purchase tickets for NU Theatre productions:

1) Online: We offer one of the lowest service fees online. Simply go to: to purchase your tickets, select your seat locations, and your tickets will be emailed directly to you. No need to print them, simply show the barcode on your phone to our house managers when you arrive.

2) In person: Visit our box office in the lobby of the Elizabeth Ann Clune Center for Theatre, Clet Hall: Monday-Friday 2:30-4:30 p.m. and one hour prior to curtain.

3) Box Office: Call 716-286-8685 or e-mail Voicemail messages and emails are answered as soon as possible.

Ticket prices for “Rent”:

General Admission: $20 for adults, $15 for NU employees, NU alumni, Friends of NU Theatre, seniors 62 and over, and youth 21 and younger (non-NU)

NU students with a valid NU ID are entitled to one ticket per main stage production.

Student Rush Policy: Any non-NU student, 21 and younger, with a current student ID card, may be admitted free of charge when there are seats available. Such tickets will be distributed five minutes prior to curtain. To guarantee tickets, purchase a discounted youth ticket for $10 – $15.