Rent: Pulitzer-Winning Rock Musical on the Hudson Mainstage
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The last date listed for Rent was Sunday June 30, 2013 / 7:00pm.
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Hailed as "the best musical of this century" by Ben Brantley of The New York Times and "the funniest musical of all time" by Entertainment Weekly, The Book of Mormon won nine Tony Awards -- including Best Musical -- in its first year on Broadway. Now the national touring production is back at the Pantages for a second round of hilarity. Written by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone along with Robert Lopez, the Tony-winning co-creator of Avenue Q, this musical comedy is a show that The Daily Show's Jon Stewart has called "a crowning achievement. So good it makes me angry." Learn More
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Featured review from Broadway Mike
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I was Very pleasantly surprised. Having seen RENT about dozen times - always performed by a national touring cast, including at times with original cast members, I wasn't expecting much apart from hearing Larson's great music and lyrics. This production adeptly simulated the familiar sets and staging - all be it in a smaller space. The entire cast was Excellent. Honestly, the actors playing Roger and Angel and Tom Collins have the talent to perform in a national tour! The choreography and staging were dead on to that of a much larger production - again doing their best to deal with a small stage.
Sitting in the third row - just 5 feet from the actors made for a very intimate experience - much more so than the vast Pantages. One Highlight was Collins singing number after Angel has passed. His emotion - tears and drool included - and his raw, powerful singing were INCREDIBLE; I noticed 3 women around me all wiping tears from their eyes while he was singing. It was a major Wow solo performance!
Their were 2 cons .... The band was too loud for some of the performers voices. Hearing the lyrics was an issue during some songs. Either those singers need to project better or the band needs to be amped down a bit. Fortunately I was familiar with the words, so it wasn't so troublesome, but to a newbie (non Rent-head) it would be an issue. And finally, the air temperature (80 F) during the second act became very uncomfortable.
The air/ventillation needs to improve quickly .... Otherwise this would be a 5 star review.
So, dress lightly and enjoy a professional, well performed production of Rent at a steal of a price compared to the major theatres in town.
Quotes & Highlights
- This production is a joy to behold." —<em>Broadway World </em>
- "If you like <em>Rent</em>, don’t miss this opportunity to see it in an intimate setting at the Hudson Theater." —<em>ATOD</em> Magazine
This show is not recommended for children ages 13 or younger.
Running time is two hours with one intermission.