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RENT at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts

Photo by Jason Niedle

Photo by Jason Niedle

Jonas Schwartz -  Arts In LA

When Rent arrived at the Nederlander Theatre in 1996, a block from New York City’s famed 42nd Street, it was revolutionary. Never before had a musical brought punks, drag queens, gays, lesbians, and AIDS patients to the mainstream. Read more…

RENT at the Hudson Theatre

Photo by Alicia Reyes

Photo by Alicia Reyes

 

 

RENT by Jonathan Larson.

 

Pauline Adamek – LA Weekly

Because of its repetitive musicality, rock opera Rent lives or dies on the vocal strength of its cast. This production has mostly excellent, robust and irrepressible singing that is only occasionally obliterated by the mediocre live band. The plot of Jonathan Larson’s legendary Broadway smash clings to its source material (Henri Murger’s novel and Puccini’s opera), gaining gravitas with its contemporary updating to Manhattan in the mid-90s.
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