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The 5th Avenue Theatre (Seattle, WA)

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31 ratings
4.0 average rating
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1 review
0 stars
attended Jul 27 2012

This was my 6th time seeing rent so I may be a bit of a snob when it comes to rent but they made some changes to Rent that I feel were better the original way. The music in Rent is amazing and the actors did a good job but as far as Rent goes, I...continued

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1 review
1 stars
attended Jul 28 2012

I love RENT! The musical captured my heart when I first saw it on stage in 2000. I rated this performance with only 4 stars because I was disappointed or distracted by a couple of things. One of the most meaningful things to me in my first...continued

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12 reviews
1 stars
attended Jul 27 2012

Not too bad, had a little different level of expectations. After all, it's a local crew, not a NY Broadway level.

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Terry
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11 reviews
8 stars
attended Jul 28 2012

Wonderful production! While some of the subject matter is difficult, the theme of pursuing your dreams in spite of hardship and living for today shine through.

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10 reviews
0 stars
attended Aug 19 2012

We were Rent virgins. Went in with few expectations. We loved it! This was the last show of the run, and it looked like they really poured their hearts into it. The energy was very high. The audience was appreciative and returned the energy. I...continued

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6 reviews
3 stars
attended Jul 29 2012

It was fine, but the singing could have been better (I am a trained musician and specifically heard some flat notes). I was a little disappointed that this was not a Broadway cast or traveling Broadway cast. I've seen Rent twice at other...continued

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5 reviews
1 stars
attended Jul 29 2012

Thought it glamorized drugs and trivialized the aids crisis as it was in the 80's.

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3 reviews
3 stars
attended Aug 02 2012

Good musical show and wish I could sit closer

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3 reviews
0 stars
attended Jul 29 2012

Great staging and performances; very moving.

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3 reviews
3 stars
attended Jul 28 2012

This was a wonderful event. It is a must see. The theater was beautiful, the ushers were nice and RENT ROCKED!

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2 reviews
1 stars
attended Aug 01 2012

One of the main characters had a lisp when he spoke and when he sang, thought his acting was sub-par as well. The overall pitch was too high the entire play, it was a relief when one of the male singers sang in a lower key

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0 stars
attended Aug 19 2012

Could not wait to leave during intermission...

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1 stars
attended Aug 02 2012

I can't imagine a better production of this show. There is nothing about the production that I would have changed. All of the performances were top notch. Roger and Mimi had especially great voices. The set and the lighting design was so...continued

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1 review
3 stars
attended Jul 27 2012

I love the 5th Avenue Theatre and it is a great venue to go and see plays at. I had seen the DVD of RENT before going to this play and I found the DVD to be more exciting than the play itself. It was hard to follow along with what was going on at...continued

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4 stars
attended Aug 14 2012

I loved the pre-show lecture regarding the history of the show.

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attended Aug 19 2012

I loved the energy of the show, beginning to end amazing!!!

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0 stars
attended Aug 18 2012

It was a really good show. I wasn't familiar with a lot of the music, but I very much enjoyed it. A very good cast of performers, strong singers, dancers, and actors.

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1 review
1 stars
attended Jul 29 2012

Liked the production going for a young cast. Fits the struggling staving artists better than more mature actors. The young man playing Angel knocked it out of the park. Great presence without overdoing the drag queen stereotype portrayal so often...continued

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attended Jul 31 2012

The show was great! I was especially impressed with Maureen's "Over the Moon" performance and I cried through almost the entire second act.

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1 stars
attended Aug 17 2012

There was nothing bad I could say! I mean we even had seats in row BB and It was still a great show! Great Job 5th ave! I'll be seeing you for Addams Family!

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