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36 Star Starred
Ethel M. Barber Theater
30 Arts Circle Drive Evanston, IL 60208
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13 reviews
3 stars
I wore Bring a sweater. This theater is always chilly..
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Little Mexican Cafe 1010 Church St Evanston, IL $$ Good Food and Service. Can buy candy $2 and water $1 during intermission.
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45 ratings
4.5 average rating
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15 reviews
8 stars
attended Nov 06 2011

Having seen Rent both on and off Broadway several times, had a good point of comparison and this was one of the single best productions I've seen. The NU students did an amazing job and special kuddos to performances of Mark, Roger and Maureen...continued

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65 reviews
18 stars
attended Nov 06 2011

La Boheme transferred to New York on steroids. New York language, we were told, but not New York dialect. Creative use of the space, lights, sound. Musically, there are some people whom we'll see and hear on Broadway. Partial nudity--buttocks...continued

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3 reviews
6 stars
attended Nov 19 2011

Great show! Very talented cast in an intimate setting. If you've never seen it. Be forwarned. Language and theme r rated. Top notch production! Loved it!

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Inspired by Puccini’s opera La Boheme, Rent is the groundbreaking story of a group of friends struggling to survive in the Lower East Side of the 1990s. Under the shadow of relationships, drugs and the AIDS crisis, this Pulitzer Prize-winning musical directed by acclaimed Northwestern faculty member Dominic Missimi offers a heartrending and ultimately hopeful look at love and friendship in the face of illness.