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623 Star Starred
Carpenter Performing Arts Center, CSULB
6200 Atherton Street Long Beach, CA 90815
562-985-7000
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4.3 / 5 Rated by 55 members
Review from Ashley Berns

Wow. I mean, really, wow! I realize that doesn't cover much, so I will try and be more thorough. I have been a RENT fan since the show came out. I owned the soundtrack before I even knew that much about the show. I would call myself a...continued

reviewed Dec 12 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Dennis Michael

RENT is an amazing show! It is a little dark, and there is some strong content, but the message and the story is beautiful. I will recommend this to mature individuals with compassionate hearts. Definitely not a show for an extreme far Right...continued

reviewed Dec 13 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from wmarti1984

Rent was amazing. I have never seen the play or watched the movie before so this was a first for me. It was much more than I could of asked for. It was funny, sad and kept my attention the entire time. I would recommend it to everyone. The venue...continued

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Rent is one of the most popular musicals in theater history. With a twelve year run on Broadway, the show is an update of the Puccini’s La Boheme, but takes place in late 20th century New York. The gritty subject material and powerful songs of the young creator combined to make the show a new icon of modern musical theater. Writer and composer Jonathan Larson set out to transform the tragic opera into a modern day New York setting, complete with rock music. The story of Rent follows the lives of a group of young artists in New York City’s East Village. In addition to being too poor to pay rent on their apartments, several of the members of the group are HIV positive. The play revolves around three couples, Collins and the cross-dressing Angel, the often-fighting Mimi and Roger, and the always-fighting Joanne and Maureen. The final member of the group is Mark, a filmmaker who spends more time taping the lives of his friends than he spends living his own life. All of the members of the group refuse to live a traditional lifestyle, embracing bohemian concepts and surviving as well as they can.

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