Through August 15, 2009
Reviewed by Gary Scott
The movie was definitely OK, but Rent
is musical theatre that rises to its full glory most fully when performed live onstage. Improvisational spontaneity, creative movement and plain old hard work from cast and crew make this work shine. The story of Rent
is an old one--boy meets girl, sometimes transposed to boy meets boy or girl meets girl in Jonathan Larson's updating of La Boheme
--but it sparkles anew when live actors and crew, be they geniuses or just hard-working performing stiffs, give it their own unique stamp.