Alumni of the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department‘s Musical Theatre and Acting programs are featured in Rent, running May 19-July 3 at Metropolis Performing Arts Centre , located at 111 W. Campbell in the Chicago suburb of Arlington Heights.
Mollyanne Nunn (BFA ’14), a graduate of the Theatre Department’s Musical Theatre Performance BFA program, plays Mimi, a nightclub dancer fighting with AIDS, in this new production of Jonathan Larson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning rock opera about young bohemians living and dying on New York City’s Lower East Side in the 1980s.
The show’s ensemble includes Danielle Jackman (BA ’15), a graduate of the Theatre Department’s Musical Theatre BA program with a minor in Dance from the Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago, and Mallory Maedke (BFA ’14) and Brittany Wolf (BFA ’15), graduates of the Theatre Department’s Musical Theatre Performance BFA program. Maedke is a “Seasons of Love” soloist and the understudy for Joanne. Wolf plays Alexi Darling and is the understudy for Mimi.
Alex Newkirk (BFA ’11), also a graduate of Columbia College’s Musical Theatre Performance BFA program, is the show’s musical director.
Here are some pictures from the production. An album of photos from the show is posted on Metropolis’ Facebook page.
For tickets to Metropolis’ Rent, call 847-577-2121 or click here.