Press Release

For Immediate Release: November 12, 2014

Last Chance To See The Smash Hit Musical, RENT Now playing on the Mainstage at the Union County PAC

RENT at UCPAC, Union County NJ

RENT, the musical that changed Broadway forever is now playing on the Mainstage at the Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway. Presented by Mystic Vision Players in partnership with the Union County Performing Arts Center, sponsored by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the final two performances are this weekend Friday, November 14, and Saturday, November 15. Tickets are just $15 and can be purchased online at www.ucpac.org or call the UCPAC box office at 732-499-8226.

Union County – RENT, the musical that changed Broadway forever is now playing on the Mainstage at the Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway. Presented by Mystic Vision Players in partnership with the Union County Performing Arts Center, sponsored by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the final two performances are this weekend Friday, November 14, and Saturday, November 15. Tickets are just $15 and can be purchased online atwww.ucpac.org or call the UCPAC box office at 732-499-8226.

“The overwhelming response to this production is proof that the arts have a place in Union County – not only recreationally, but as a powerful source of economic development,” said Freeholder Vice Chairman Mohamed Jalloh. “We hope to be able to continue to find creative ways to showcase all of the talent we have within our boundaries.”

Last weekend’s performances were a smash hit – and the audience is raving!

“Just saw RENT. With this talent and beautiful Theatre… who needs Broadway!” Madeleine V.

“The performance was amazing. Just might come again before it ends.” Felice T.

“I was among the audience last Sat evening. Kudos to the brilliant case, crew, director, lighting/sound engineers. Rent was spectacular. Bravo!!” Anthony N. Jr.

Set in the East Village of New York City, RENT 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, RENT has become a pop cultural phenomenon with songs that rock and a story that resonates with audiences across the country.

Based loosely on Puccini’s La Boheme, Jonathan Larson’s RENT follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York’s Lower East Side, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS.

Directed by Howard Whitmore with choreography by Melanie Jefferson and musical direction by David Maglione, Mystic Vision Players’ production stars Jason Gillis as Mark Cohen, Jason Pumarada as Roger Davis, Nikki Ashe as Mimi Marquez, Lyle Dungee as Benny Coffin III, Natasha Kurilew as Maureen Johnson, Jaime Marcinczyk as Joanne Jefferson, Kayson Luis Burgos as Tom Collins, and Michael Miguel as Angel Schunard. Supporting cast includes Jenna Cormey, Kyle C. Garcia, Nicholas Mellina, Wendy Temple, Steven Collins, Kimberly Siggins, Devin J. Hall, Shiva Kiani, Shauna Cutrone, Tyrone Howard, and Bobby Devarona.

Don’t miss your chance to hear the songs that have touched our hearts, and watch the musical that defined a generation – final performances are this Friday, November 14 and Saturday, November 15.

To purchase tickets for this exclusive Union County production, visit www.ucpac.org, or contact the UCPAC’s box office at 732-499-8226.

Presented by Mystic Vision Players in partnership with the Union County Arts Center, sponsored by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, this production of RENT is presented through a special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

Mystic Vision Players is a non-profit theatre company based in Linden, NJ dedicated to the growth and showcasing of all types of performing arts. In 1995, MVP became the resident theatre company of the Linden Cultural & Heritage Committee and has consistently received critical & audience acclaim and nominations as “Outstanding” in areas of Choreography, Acting, Music, and Overall Productions by the NJ Association of Community Theaters.

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