Rent Cast Announced

Posted on June 12, 2015


We are excited to announce the cast for our summer production of Rent. Jeremiah Parker Hobbs and Julissa Sabino, both seen in last summer’s The Rocky Horror Show, will lead the cast as struggling musician Roger and his love interest, Mimi. Patrick Schweigert, seen in Aurora Theatre’s Les Miserables and Mary Poppins, will play Roger’s roommate, filmmaker Mark Cohen. Both making their AE debuts, Jennifer Acker (Georgia Ensemble Theatre’s One Slight Hitch) and Jeanette Illidge (Atlanta Lyric Theatre’s Ragtime and The Mikado), will take on the roles of performance artist Maureen and her lover Joanne. Austin Tijerina, a 2014 Suzi Bass Award winner for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical for his role in Serenbe Playhouse’s Oklahoma, will play drag queen Angel, and Greg Hunter (Aurora Theatre’s Mary Poppins) will be his lover Tom Collins. Rounding out the cast is Michael Stiggers (Marius in Aurora Theatre’s Les Miserables) as landlord Benny and a strong ensemble of Actor’s Express veterans and newcomers. Rent opens July 10. Check out the full cast list below!

Jennifer Acker - Maureen Johnson
Jeremiah Parker - Hobbs Roger Davis
Greg Hunter - Tom Collins
Jeanette Illidge - Joanne Jefferson
Julissa Sabino - Mimi Marquez
Patrick Schweigert - Mark Cohen
Michael Stiggers - Benjamin Coffin III
Austin Tijerina - Angel Dumott Schunard
Chase Davidson - Ensemble
Shelli Delgado - Ensemble
Falashay Pearson - Ensemble
Trevor Rayshay Perry - Ensemble
Dylan Parker Singletary - Ensemble
Jordan-William Snead - Ensemble/Roger u/s
Ashley Tate - Ensemble
Eric Hosford - Ensemble/Swing

Photo credit: Julissa Sabino, Jeremiah Parker-Hobbs. Photo by BreeAnne Clowdus.