Photo Coverage: Canadian Cast of RENT Reunites for 15th Anniversary in Support of Fife House

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Photo-Coverage-Canadian-Cast-of-RENT-Reunites-for-15th-Anniversary-in-Support-of-Fife-House-20000101On Monday Oct 29th members of the original Canadian cast of RENT gathered together with graduates from Sheridan College to perform a special benefit concern in support of Fife House.  Produced by Michael Rubinoff, the event celebrated the 15th Anniversary of the Canadian production of the Tony Award Winning musical, and was a fantastic evening filled with songs and lots of love.  On hand to celebrate were Chad Richardson, Cary Shields, Dominique Roy, Karen LeBlanc, Jenifer Aubry, Gavin Hope and Thom Allison.

The benefit was for Fife House, an innovative, client-focused charity in Toronto that provides secure affordable housing and services to people living with HIV/AIDS.  In 2010/2011, the organization served more than 600 residents and clients and provided support services to 200 residents.  The Spotlight event is an annual fundraiser designed to promote awareness for the organization and raise money for Fife House.

The messages of love, hope, faith and tolerance that are so central in RENT provided a heartfelt and touching backdrop to Fife House's cause, with people sharing personal stories and experiences about how HIV/AIDS have touched their lives and how Fife House has helped.  It was an emotional evening, with friends old and new connecting through the music of Jonathan Larson.  While HIV/AIDS may not carry the same stigma it had 15 years ago when RENT first debuted in Toronto, there are many people still suffering who need the compassion and support that Fife House provides.  This is what Monday night was all about, reminding people how important love, compassion and tolerance are and that we need to cherish every moment as if its our last.  It was incredibly touching to see how Jonathan Larson's message has transformed so many lives, and how Fife House has helped so many as well.  Hopefully everyone who attended this special evening left remembering that there really is 'no day but today'. 

To donate to Fife House or learn more about their organization, please visit their official website at www.fifehouse.org

Photos by Tomas Jonys

Photo Coverage: Canadian Cast of RENT Reunites for 15th Anniversary in Support of Fife House

Photo Coverage: Canadian Cast of RENT Reunites for 15th Anniversary in Support of Fife House
Canadian RENT Alumni

Photo Coverage: Canadian Cast of RENT Reunites for 15th Anniversary in Support of Fife House
Canadian RENT Alumni

Photo Coverage: Canadian Cast of RENT Reunites for 15th Anniversary in Support of Fife House
Cary Shields and Chad Richardson

Photo Coverage: Canadian Cast of RENT Reunites for 15th Anniversary in Support of Fife House
Chad Richardson and Gavin Hope

Photo Coverage: Canadian Cast of RENT Reunites for 15th Anniversary in Support of Fife House
Cary Shields

Photo Coverage: Canadian Cast of RENT Reunites for 15th Anniversary in Support of Fife House
Cary Shields

Photo Coverage: Canadian Cast of RENT Reunites for 15th Anniversary in Support of Fife House
Dominique Roy

Photo Coverage: Canadian Cast of RENT Reunites for 15th Anniversary in Support of Fife House
Cary Shields

Photo Coverage: Canadian Cast of RENT Reunites for 15th Anniversary in Support of Fife House
Dominique Roy, Cary Shields and Chad Richardson

Photo Coverage: Canadian Cast of RENT Reunites for 15th Anniversary in Support of Fife House
Dominique Roy and Cary Shields

Photo Coverage: Canadian Cast of RENT Reunites for 15th Anniversary in Support of Fife House
Dominique Roy and Cary Shields

Photo Coverage: Canadian Cast of RENT Reunites for 15th Anniversary in Support of Fife House
Dominique Roy and Cary Shields

Photo Coverage: Canadian Cast of RENT Reunites for 15th Anniversary in Support of Fife House
Andres Sierra and Jenifer Aubry

Photo Coverage: Canadian Cast of RENT Reunites for 15th Anniversary in Support of Fife House
Cary Shields, Andres Sierra, Chad Richardson and Gavin Hope

Photo Coverage: Canadian Cast of RENT Reunites for 15th Anniversary in Support of Fife House
Chad Richardson, Andres Sierra and Gavin Hope

Photo Coverage: Canadian Cast of RENT Reunites for 15th Anniversary in Support of Fife House
Karen LeBlanc

Photo Coverage: Canadian Cast of RENT Reunites for 15th Anniversary in Support of Fife House
Dominique Roy and Chad Richardson

Photo Coverage: Canadian Cast of RENT Reunites for 15th Anniversary in Support of Fife House
Karen LeBlanc and Chad Richardson

Photo Coverage: Canadian Cast of RENT Reunites for 15th Anniversary in Support of Fife House
Alumni of Canadian Cast of RENT

Photo Coverage: Canadian Cast of RENT Reunites for 15th Anniversary in Support of Fife House
Dominique Roy

Photo Coverage: Canadian Cast of RENT Reunites for 15th Anniversary in Support of Fife House
Dominique Roy

Photo Coverage: Canadian Cast of RENT Reunites for 15th Anniversary in Support of Fife House
Dominique Roy

Photo Coverage: Canadian Cast of RENT Reunites for 15th Anniversary in Support of Fife House
Jenifer Aubry

Photo Coverage: Canadian Cast of RENT Reunites for 15th Anniversary in Support of Fife House
Jenifer Aubry

Photo Coverage: Canadian Cast of RENT Reunites for 15th Anniversary in Support of Fife House
Jenifer Aubry

Photo Coverage: Canadian Cast of RENT Reunites for 15th Anniversary in Support of Fife House
Jenifer Aubry

Photo Coverage: Canadian Cast of RENT Reunites for 15th Anniversary in Support of Fife House
Joel Gomez and Jacob MacInnis

Photo Coverage: Canadian Cast of RENT Reunites for 15th Anniversary in Support of Fife House
Joel Gomez and Jacob MacInnis

Photo Coverage: Canadian Cast of RENT Reunites for 15th Anniversary in Support of Fife House
Brett Schaller, Jaclyn Serre, Julia McLellan, Tringa Rexhepi

Photo Coverage: Canadian Cast of RENT Reunites for 15th Anniversary in Support of Fife House
Alycia Novak, Brett Schaller, Jaclyn Serre, Julia McLellan, Tringa Rexhepi

Photo Coverage: Canadian Cast of RENT Reunites for 15th Anniversary in Support of Fife House
Joel Gomez, Jacob MacInnis and Alycia Novak

Photo Coverage: Canadian Cast of RENT Reunites for 15th Anniversary in Support of Fife House
Karina Bershteyn and Melissa Peters

Photo Coverage: Canadian Cast of RENT Reunites for 15th Anniversary in Support of Fife House
Tringa Rexhepi

Photo Coverage: Canadian Cast of RENT Reunites for 15th Anniversary in Support of Fife House
Canadian RENT Alumni

Photo Coverage: Canadian Cast of RENT Reunites for 15th Anniversary in Support of Fife House
Thom Allison

Photo Coverage: Canadian Cast of RENT Reunites for 15th Anniversary in Support of Fife House
Karen LeBlanc

Photo Coverage: Canadian Cast of RENT Reunites for 15th Anniversary in Support of Fife House
Karen LeBlanc

Photo Coverage: Canadian Cast of RENT Reunites for 15th Anniversary in Support of Fife House
Gavin Hope and Thom Allison

Photo Coverage: Canadian Cast of RENT Reunites for 15th Anniversary in Support of Fife House
The Alumni Cast and Sheridan Graduates with Michael Rubinoff, Bob Foster and Michael Rubinstein

Photo Coverage: Canadian Cast of RENT Reunites for 15th Anniversary in Support of Fife House
RENT at the Royal Alexandra Theatre

Photo Coverage: Canadian Cast of RENT Reunites for 15th Anniversary in Support of Fife House

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Kelly Cameron Kelly Cameron's love affair with the theatre began when she was just five years old, on an outing to see the Original Canadian Cast of Les Miserables at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto. She instantly fell in love, and is honoured to be representing the Toronto contingent of BroadwayWorld as Senior Editor overseeing the GTA region.

Her writing career started almost by accident, though it has always been in her blood as her Mom was an English teacher who firmly believed in the importance of being able to turn a phrase. She also loved sharing her love of theatre with her students (and her children), and was a staunch supporter of the arts in Toronto.

When not at the theatre, you can usually find Kelly with a Starbucks in one hand and her BlackBerry in the other, tweeting, reading or doing something quirky and clumsy for the sake of getting that next big story.

She's incredibly grateful to the amazing Toronto theatre community who have embraced her with open arms, giving her the greatest gift a little redheaded theatre geek could ever ask for - getting to be a part of this vibrant arts and culture scene. She may have never had the skills to be on the stage, but is thankful every day she gets to write about the inspiring people who do.

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