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Seasons of Love
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Chorus members and homeless residents of Alphabet City - photo by Michelle Kim

The Cast of RENT:

Roger - Jaten Dimsdale
Mark - Jesse Hampton
Collins - Emanuel Beecham
Angel - Austin Ruffin
Joanne - Karson Thompson (Understudy - Alexis Holliday)
Maureen -  Katie Martin (Understudy - Kelsey Simmons)
Mimi - Bradleigh Watlington
Benny - Wesley Gray
Chorus: Meagan Johnson, Kelsey Simmons, Avery Reagan, Blake Hampton, Brittany Harlow, Leandra Prempeh, Alayna Smith, Ronnie Love, Austin Clark, Ritchess Johnston, Erinn Johnson, Zamar Griffin, Eric Brassard, Tina Martin, Alexis Holliday


Salem theater earns 9 awards nominations (April 6, 2011)

The musical RENT comes to life as Salem High School's theater stages the high school version of the Broadway hit from April 14-17.

Based on the story of Puccini's "La Boeheme," RENT follows the lives of struggling young artists and their friends in Manhattan's gritty lower East Side under the shadow of the AIDS/HIV epidemic.

Under the direction of Pete Talton, the experienced Salem cast belts out recognizable hits such as "Seasons of Love" and "One Song Glory."

Performances are on April 14, 15, 16, and 17 at 7:30 p.m. with matinee showings on April 16 and 17 at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students and are available at