Rent | Algonquin Arts Theatre
August 13 - August 22, 2021
Jonathan Larson's iconic Pulitzer Prize-winning musical that shaped a generation of audiences and taught us all to measure our life in love.
Friday, August 13
8:00pm - SOLD OUT
Saturday, August 14
Saturday, August 14
8:00pm - SOLD OUT
Sunday, August 15
3:00pm - SOLD OUT
Thursday, August 19
Friday, August 20
Saturday, August 21
Saturday, August 21
8:00pm - 100% Capacity
Sunday, August 22

Our policies align with the current requirements and guidance set by the State of New Jersey and the CDC, and are subject to change as public policy changes.

  • Masks are strongly recommended for all patrons.
  • Unvaccinated patrons: Requested to wear a mask at all times in the theatre.
  • Vaccinated patrons: Masks are optional.

Reserved: $40 (Adult), $37 (Senior), $30 (Student 4 & up)

Listed prices include all per-ticket fees.

Special Policies Only for Saturday, August 21 at 8 pm (100% capacity 'Vaxed to the Theatre Night' Proof of Vaccination is required for this performance only. Proof can be 1) Original Vaccination Card; 2) Photocopy of Vaccination Card; 3) Photo of Vaccination Card displayed on phone; 4) Receipt or other record indicating receipt of vaccination from pharmacy, clinic, etc.


  • Seating is arranged for purchase in "Bubbles" of up to 6 people.
  • There will be at least 1 empty seat between all parties. Each party will have direct access to seats from the aisle.
  • When buying online you must select a seating bubble with exactly the number of available seats that you want to purchase.
  • Orders can be placed online or by phone at 732-528-9211.
  • If the available seating configurations do not fit your party size, please contact the Box Office at [email protected] or 732-528-9211.
  • When in doubt, we recommend purchasing the total number of seats that you need and contact us after purchase to re-arrange the seating configuration. Select seats in the same section as close to one another as possible.
Event Information


... please take a moment to carefully review all of the policies below. Algonquin Arts Theatre reserves the right to amend policies at any time.


  • Patrons should not attend a performance and contact the Box Office to request a refund if:
    1) They feel ill in any way.
    2) Patron or a member of the household has tested positive for COVID-19 or is awaiting COVID-19 test results.
    3) They are under quarantine following COVID-19 exposure or travel (per NJ rules on day of show).


  • Unvaccinated patrons & staff: Masks required at all times.
  • Vaccinated patrons & staff: Masks optional.
  • Both outer lobby and inner lobby doors will open 30 minutes prior to showtime (no indoor waiting area is available).
  • Attendance is capped based on providing distanced seating. (Max of about 200).
  • Patrons are required to sit in their ticketed seats.
  • Performers are not required to wear masks on stage.
  • Standard cleaning & sanitizing protocols will be in place.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available in the lobby.
  • Our HVAC system will run constantly to circulate and filter air. This will make the theatre feel cooler - Please bring a sweater even in warm weather.
  • Patrons are asked to distance while waiting online for entry, restrooms or at our concession stand. Please help your neighbors feel comfortable and give them some space. With less than a 50% audience, there will be plenty of time to accommodate all patrons.
  • Intermission: Patrons who are required to wear masks can go outside of the theatre lobby to take a mask break if desired. Intermission will typically be 15 minutes from lights up to lights down.


  • Our standard Ticket Policies remain in place, with the addition of the pandemic-specific policies noted below:
  • Our no refunds or exchanges policy remains in place, except:
    1) If a performance cannot take place as scheduled for pandemic-related reasons (government restriction, exposure, artist availability, etc), a refund will be available within 7 days of the original performance date.
    2) Patrons who cannot attend due to illness, a positive COVID-19 test, exposure to COVID-19 or quarantine rules can receive a refund if that refund is requested prior to the start of the performance (please email or leave a voicemail if we cannot answer the phone).
  • Will Call will operate in the theatre lobby. Will Call ticket holders should enter with their entire party via the single lobby door to check in on the day of the show.

Runtime: Approximately 2 hours
Intermission: Yes
Kid Friendly: Appropriate for ages 13 & up. Children under age 4 are not admitted.

Cast & Creative Team

Mark: Aaron Richard Burt
Roger: Rob Ryan
Mimi: Alicia Dishon
Maureen: Melinda Gioe
Joanne: Mackenzie Uplinger
Collins: Kewarn Dobson
Benny: Ian Duhart
Angel: James Chianese
Ensemble: Arianna Scarano
Ensemble: Amber Tanzi
Ensemble: Cameron Schlussler
Ensemble: Daniel Mucha
Ensemble: Nick Buonvicino
Ensemble: Shannen Michael Doyle
Ensemble: Thomas Krey

Creative Team
Director: Gina Lupi
Musical Director: Mark Megill
Choreographer: Jessica O'Brien



Book, Music and Lyrics by JONATHAN LARSON

Musical Arrangements Steve Skinner
Original Concept/Additional Lyrics Billy Aronson

Music Supervision and Additional Arrangements Tim Weil
Dramaturg Lynn Thomson

RENT was originally produced in New York by New York Theatre Workshop and on Broadway by Jeffrey Seller, Kevin McCollum, Allan S. Gordon and the New York Theatre Workshop.

RENT is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.


Trips resume Fall 2021
The Music Man - June 1 & 15, 2022 (2 pm matinees)
Call 732-528-8434 for info.