Liva Performs Musical Rent
By Isabella Barberio – Staff Writer
Look out for these stars on stage!
Maura Taylor – Senior – playing Joanne Jefferson
Amanda Lamphere – Senior – playing Maureen Johnson
Julia Mancuso – Senior – playing Mimi Marquez
Ethan Connors – Junior – playing Angel Dumott Schnuard
Robert Correas-Rivera – Junior – playing Tom Collins
Geoff Pizzuto – Junior – playing Roger Davis
Wilmarr Saint Surin – Junior – playing Benny Coffin III
Alex Taylor – Sophomore – playing Mark Cohen
Junior Robert Correas-Rivera is getting ready for his first performance in Liva. After being cast as a lead after his first time auditioning, Correas-Rivera has loved the show and Liva Arts Company.
“I practiced a bunch with my friends, and my now costar Ethan, and got cast as Tom Collins. I’ve been loving it ever since,” Correas-Rivera said.
He knew “Rent” was the show for him once they announced it and decided this was the year he was going to audition.
“I’ve been meaning to audition for Liva for a while but none of the shows felt like I should audition for them until ‘Rent.’ I did theater in high school and loved it. I’m friends with a bunch of people in the cast too and they were super supportive of me,” Correas-Rivera said.
Liva Arts Company will be performing Rent on Nov. 17-19 at 8pm. Information will be available closer to the show dates. Reach out to Teleri Broomhead firstname.lastname@example.org and Narissa Hill Narissa.email@example.com with questions.