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23 Ratings: 2.1
A rock musical based on Giacomo Puccini's opera, La Bohème

Rent is a rock musical with music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson[1] based on Giacomo Puccini's opera La bohème. It tells a story of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York's Lower … see full wiki

4 reviews about Rent
Quick Tip by . March 20, 2010
I've seen Rent twice. Great songs, fantastic cast, and good story. I even bought the CD!
Quick Tip by . March 05, 2010
I don't know the big deal over rent. I thought it was BORING. Girlfriend loved it through. But it was her first Musical
review by . December 05, 2008
Based on Giacommo Puccini's La Boheme, Rent is a modern rock opera. What does this mean? It means over 90% of the dialogue is sung. This is a far different experience in the classic operatic language of Italian than modern day American English. This lends itself to several odd lines as the story progresses.   Jonathan Larson may not have been the most skilled lyricist, but he wrote a beautiful opera with engaging characters. The songs are catchy, despite the wordiness inherent to the genre. …
review by . December 13, 2008
Rent is not a musical to enter into lightly.  The feint hearted and the musical newbies might be very easily intimidated by a rock opera in which the majority of the exposition is delivered through song, the complex relationships of the characters have to be spelled out on a program insert, and audience participation causes the entire theatre to ring with "Moo!"    Still, Rent offers a stunning contribution to the musical theatre catalogue.  With memorable songs, genuine …
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