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Make reservations now for MTG’s production of ‘Rent’

Published: Friday, July 5, 2013 10:12 a.m. CST

The Morris Theatre Guild, Inc. is taking reservations for its summer musical-drama production of “Rent. The books, lyrics, and music are by Jonathan Larson.

The cast consists of both veteran and new guild members, including Leland Curl of Coal City, Stephanie Aiello Allen and Mike Sallade, both of Joliet, Dustin Mann of Kankakee, Marjorie Struck, Courtney Washington, Adrianna (Danni) Williamson, Trent Zelko, all of Morris, Katie Orsini of Peru, Michael Ellis, Rachel Johnson, and Lizzie Mladic, all of Seneca, Justin Ongenae of Shorewood, Nico Ascension Garcia of South Chicago Heights, and Chris Cummings of Wilmington.

The production is directed by Derek Buckley of Oglesby, and assisted by Kelly Johnson of Seneca.

Rent opens on Friday, July 19, 2013. The production continues on July 20, 21, 26, 27, and closes on Sunday, July 28, 2013. Friday and Saturday evening performances will begin at 7:30 p.m., and both Sunday matinee performances will begin at 2:30 p.m.

Ticket prices for adults are $15 each if reserved by e-mail, phone, or purchased online, and $18 each if purchased at the door. (Due to mature language and content, this play is recommended for mature audiences.)

All seating is based on first come, first served. There are no refunds.

Reservations can be made by e-mailing Michelle Vrtis at, calling (815) 942-1966, or online at the guild’s website of 

All unpaid reservations will be held until a half hour before the production begins and then they will be released if needed. For house buy-outs or other information, please call the theatre at (815) 942-1966.

Rent is presented with permission from Music Theatre International, to whom royalties are paid. The Morris Theatre Guild, Inc. is a not-for-profit community theatre with a website at

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