(Englewood, New Jersey-April 5, 2019) The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC is partnering with Englewood Health to present a free production of RENT – The Musical: Concert Version Performance in recognition of National Mental Health Awareness Month.
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. Set in the East Village of New York City, the show is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today.
Directed by Alexander Diaz, with musical direction by Ben Boecker, the performances feature local actors and will be held at Englewood Health, 350 Engle Street, Englewood on Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, May 19 at 2 p.m.
Audiences will also get to hear from Englewood Health’s behavioral health experts about addiction and mental health issues facing our community today, the support and treatment resources available, and how everyone can work together to reduce the stigma associated with these important issues.
As a designated stigma-free zone, Englewood Health is dedicated to educating the community and offering resources that help combat discrimination and negative perceptions toward individuals with mental illness. At the end of 2018, Englewood Health opened The Gregory P. Shadek Behavioral Care Center – with the primary location at 25 Rockwood Place in Englewood – featuring a dedicated care team of psychiatrists, licensed clinical social workers, an addiction specialist, and associated healthcare professionals. Collaborating with existing nonprofit and governmental agencies, the team is creating education/prevention programs rooted in promoting healthy lifestyles for children and adults in our local community.
Role: Actor, Hometown
Mark Cohen: Elad Ness, Brooklyn
Roger Davis: Elmer Maximilian Cruz, Fairview
Tom Collins: Matthew Danforth, Demarest
Angel: Nicholas Ducusin, Secaucus
Mimi: Hannah Dubroff, Englewood
Maureen: Haley Karlich, Paramus
Joanne: Sofia Carvajal, Haworth
Mrs. Cohen: Julie Robert, Dumont
Mrs. Jefferson: Annaliese Fagan, Clifton
Roger's Mom: Sofia Marchese, Dumont
Mimi's Mom: Dianne Rivera, New Milford
Support Group, Vendors, Bohemians: Karla Liriano, Brooklyn; Mya Rodriguez, West New York; Emily Marquez, Bergenfield; Caleb Zatto, Englewood; David Zarusinski, Lincoln Park
For more information about the performance, call 201-482-8194 or email [email protected]
For more information about behavioral health services at Englewood Health, call 201-292-1400.
30 North Van Brunt Street
Englewood, NJ 07631
Founded in 2003, the 1,367-seat Bergen Performing Arts Center, or bergenPAC, is the area’s cultural mecca. Housed in a historic Art Deco-style theater boasting one of the finest acoustic halls in the United States, bergenPAC attracts a stellar roster of world-class entertainment. The jewel in our crown is The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC – the innovative, educational performing arts initiative that, through programs, classes, outreach, school shows, and main theater presented shows, reach more than 30,000 students and community youth annually. The Performing Arts School provides community youth, age 2 months to 21 years, with unique, “hands-on” training in music, dance and theater by industry professionals. It is through the ongoing generosity of sponsors, donors, members, and patrons that the not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) corporation bergenPAC and The Performing Arts School are able to thrive and enrich our community.
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