RENT: Award-Winning Rock Opera From New Repertory Theatre
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The last date listed for RENT was Sunday October 2, 2011 / 2:00pm.
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Called "passionate, inventive and deeply personal, with just the right amount of crazy" by Time Out New York, New Repertory Theatre's production of Our Lady is a recent New York International Fringe Festival favorite. This dynamic and gutsy one-person show explores and exposes the stunning surprises actor-writer-director James Fluhr endured in the process of his own coming out. Set in a mythical world of fantasy and nightmare, the show's hero must learn to stand proud, beautiful and strong in the face of the dreadful Monster of Hate. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Goldstar Member
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The performance was pretty good, though the seats I got were not where I expected at all. The diagram from Goldstar clearly indicates seats are on the left side of the auditorium and to the side and back. We got seats on the right side near the front, so our view was significantly blocked by a stage prop. Anyone on the "top floor" center of the stage was blocked and not visible. Good thing was the stage blocking didn't put too many scenes up there. The actor who played Angel was spectacular, and the singing from Maureen and Mimi were superb! Singing was not so strong for Benny and when Roger sings duets the harmony seems off and flat. His solos were seemingly fine. There was an unexpected scene involving full male nudity that took me by surprise, and I'm not sure it was the right thing to do. The shock of it took the attention away from the main story action of that scene. Overall an enjoyable performance.
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.”