Spring Musical Students Meet RENT Cast
Spring Musical Students Meet RENT Cast

On November 22, students from this year's upcoming spring musical cast of Rent: School Edition, along with their chaperones Shannen Hofheimer (Director) and Rebecca Rojano, kicked off Thanksgiving break right with a field trip to see the 20th Anniversary tour of Rent at The Shubert Theater in New Haven.

In addition to seeing the full show performed in a professional venue, students were treated to a post-show talkback with cast members Juan Luis Espinal (Benjamin Coffin III), Shafiq Hicks (Tom Collins), Cody Jenkins (Mark Cohen), Ysabel Jasa (Ensemble, u/s Joanne), and Kelsee Sweigard (Maureen Johnson). Just like the show itself, the post-show talkback gave students inspirational insight into the actors' journeys with self-acceptance and love, and how they have connected their own unique experiences to those of their character counterparts.

Enjoy photos below from this fabulous night that the cast will never forget, including photos of students getting their playbills signed by Cody Jenkins: