People had always told me how amazing the Broadway musical Rent was and were always offering praise towards this show. I had never believed the hype about Rent until I decided to go see for myself what the buzz was all about.
I walked into the theatre having a vague idea of the plot of this show and the history behind Jonathan Larson and his untimely death. The minute the show began, I was engulfed by the storyline about Marc and Roger, the two main characters, and their struggles with AIDS, losing friends, relationships, being poor, and living in New York City.
The musical moves along quickly and before I knew it, it was time for intermission. The second act began with the cast singing the famous "Seasons of Love" while standing on the edge of the stage. Overall, this show was amazing and is completely deserving of the praise that it gets. The cast was incredible, every musical number was inspiring- including the one that calls for audience participation. I did not want this show to end.
At the curtain call, my friend (who happened to be teary-eyed) turned to me and said "I feel like I have to go out and do something good that will change someone's life now!" I walked out of the theatre truly believing that it really is all about "La Vie Boheme" (the beautiful life).
Theatre-goers must not forget the strong subject-line that this musical deals with, however. We must remember and pray for the many people who have suffered and are currently suffering from AIDS, and their family members and friends. As the subject of this review says, RENT a car and go see it!
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