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Barbara Frey
Just be prepared to enjoy the interaction with the audience and actors. Really a special time for all.
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Arts lover in OC
Lots of places nearby Segerstrom Center to eat, from pricey to moderate. We ate at Thasos, a moderately priced Greek restaurant, in the Bed, Bath and Beyond shopping center diagonal to Segerstrom Center. Pretty good food, and can leave your car there to save $10 parking fee. Also Japanese, Indian, Cuban or specialty Hamburger restaurants in the same center.
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4.3 average rating
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4 reviews
2 stars
attended Apr 28 2007

I thought this musical was waay overrated. I didn't like it at all, except for the keyboardist... now that's talent. The songs seemed repetitive and not that original. The sound system fidelity for the vocals was bad, with a lot of distortion. ...continued

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27 reviews
7 stars
attended Apr 26 2007

I just didn't get it. It seems to have a cult following, however, much like Rocky Horror Picture Show. Acoustically, I couldn't understand what people were saying/singing. We left at intermission.

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17 reviews
5 stars
attended Apr 27 2007

If you are going based on a previous experience (saw the original cast, saw the movie, etc.), you may be disappointed. The lead playing Roger in the show is a definite weak link vocally, but the rest are pretty good. If you have seen the...continued

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Website

http://www.siteforrent.com

Quotes & Highlights

“It shimmers with hope for the future of the American musical” —New York Times

Description

Rent, the critically acclaimed Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical that inspired a major motion picture, has made a lasting mark on Broadway with songs that rock and a story that really resonates. Set in the East Village of New York City, Rent is about being young and learning to survive, falling in love, finding your voice and living for today.

The show received its world premiere off-Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop on February 13, 1996, to ecstatic reviews. It quickly became a sold-out hit. The show transferred to Broadway on April 29, 1996, where it continues to play at The Nederlander Theatre. Rent is now the seventh longest running show in Broadway history.

The success of Rent is always tempered by the death of its creator, Jonathan Larson. Larson died unexpectedly of an aortic aneurysm on the morning of January 25, 1996, just hours after Rent’s final dress rehearsal off-Broadway, and 10 days before his 36th birthday.

Written by Jonathan Larson

Directed by Michael Greif

Musical direction by Tim Weil

Choreography by Marlies Yearby