RENT The School Edition is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). Music, Lyrics, and Book by Jon Larson. Based on Puccini’s Opera La Boheme.


Peter Holdorf and Evan Phillips - Mark Cohen

Vougard Latoja - Roger Davis

Luke Bjorklund - Roger (Understudy) Waiter, Cop

Cody Russell - Tom Collins

Connor Vatland - Tom Collins (Understudy), Steve

Jack Call and Haley Olson - Angel Dumott Schunard

Sharice Elbert - Mimi Marquez

Ryla Vatland - Mimi Marquez, Choreographer

Luke Charles and Ronnie Inglett - Benjamin Coffin III

Eva Gajewski - Joanne Jefferson

Sydney Sherry - Joanne Jefferson, Choreographer

Amy Teadt and Maddi Pulham - Maureen Johnson

Kin Hamilton - Mr. Jefferson, Cop

Kamryn Davey - Mrs. Cohen

Hailey Jubera - Mrs. Marquez, Alexi Darling

Katelyn Dunnum - Blanket Person, Ali, Mrs. Davis

Valeria Nussbaumer - Choreographer, Chorus

Cameron Nelson - Squeegieman, Chorus

Jamie Vester - The Man, Chorus

Haley Nelson - Vendor, Chorus

Mylissa Stokke - Chorus, Mrs. Jefferson

Abbie Larrington - Chorus, Mrs. Jefferson

Kaylen Cannada - Student Director, Chorus

Melody Berg, Darien Hammes, Anna Ofte, Morgan Sagler, Alison Connelly, Josie Hofslien , Angie Nam, Katelyn Stokke, Amber Levendoski, Manuel Chavez, Devin Hansen, Isabella Zacho.

Production Crew


LIGHTBOARD - Weston Kabat and Chase Haakenson

SPOTLIGHT - Savannah Kenyon and Kennedy Ornes

COSTUME & SEAMSTRESS TEAM - Michele Engh, Mary Gajewski, Brenda Olson & Ann Sherry

MAKEUP - Vougard Latoja, Emily Bender, Lainey Manske & Shanay Erickson

SOUND - Kory Dahlen

SET DESIGN and CONSTRUCTION - Chris Anderson, Jeff Holdorf, Carl Hamilton & Peter Engh


WESTBY MUSIC PARENTS who support the production through cast meals, box office, and refreshments

WAHS PHYS ED TEACHERS for use of the gym

AMANDA LANGREHR and her Student Publications class

STAFF and ADMINISTRATION for their support

Special Thanks

Vernon County Sheriff's Department for use of riot gear;

Hirsh Clinic and Vernon Memorial Hospital Pharmacy;

Chris Anderson Construction for use of his Scaffolding;

Ty Streibel (Old Towne Strings) for use of stage guitar;

Westby Coon-Prairie Church for props;

Embroidery and More for t-shirts;

Lularoe By Jamie and Terra for Props; and

Couleecap, LGBTQ Center and Vernon County Department of Human Services for sharing information about themes of “Rent” in our local community.


Westby Times editor

Dorothy Robson is editor of the Westby Times. Contact her at 608-637-5625.

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