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Arsenal Center for the Arts
321 Arsenal Street Watertown, MA 02472
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15 reviews
2 stars
Right next door is the excellent Venezuelan restaurant Casa de Pedro.
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28 ratings
4.2 average rating
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9 reviews
9 stars
attended Sep 23 2011

Have seen the play a few times and the movie, own the movie. This was a great performance and we thoroughly enjoyed it! Angel's death scene was different from what we had seen before so the nudity was gratuitous. Mimi's performance piece was...continued

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1 stars
attended Sep 15 2011

Rent is a great show with a lot of wonderful music in it. I didn't like the way some of the music was arranged and I found a lot of the vocals lacking. Some of the actors had pretty good voices, but lacked consistency and range.

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1 stars
attended Sep 09 2011

Really enjoyed RENT, the Cast did a good job with both the singing (a bit pitchy at times) and acting. I tried not to compare them to the movie which I have watched many times. I felt very touched and quite a few audience members were in tears...continued

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Quotes & Highlights

“What makes RENT so wonderful is its extraordinary spirit of hopeful defiance and humanity.”—New York Times
RENT is the best show in years, if not decades.”—Variety


Jonathan Larson’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical tells the story of a group of struggling bohemian artists living in New York City’s Lower East Side. This ground-breaking and powerful rock opera, based on Puccini’s La Boheme, explores the necessity of love and friendship, and the repercussions of living with AIDS in modern day society. Fall in love with this timeless musical all over again with iconic songs like “La Vie Boheme,” “What You Own,” and “Seasons of Love.”

About the Ticket Supplier: New Repertory Theatre - Boston

Now in its third decade, New Rep has established itself as one of Boston’s premiere theatre companies. Celebrated for electrifying, compelling, and poignant productions, New Rep plays reflect our world and community: they present images of many times and places and regularly explore ideas that have vital resonance in our lives—here and now. New Rep shows are provocative, intelligent, and entertaining.