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Rent Reviews

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Average customer review: 2.0 star rating (2.1 Stars)

Number of reviews: 70

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1.0 star rating KJL from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

LEFT AT INTERMISSION

Terrible audio. Spotlights couldn't find the singers. Singers out of tune and inarticulate. Band WAY TOO LOUD. Terrible experience all around.

1.0 star rating Marie B. from Ottawa, Ontario

CAN’T BELIEVE HOW BAD THIS WAS!

I was excited to attend the performance of Rent this evening at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. We had great seats. I had never seen Rent before. I prepared myself beforehand, by reading about the musical earlier in the week, particularly about the plot and important themes that are as important today as they were 20 years ago. Well... I really really did not like it! The songs were terrible, not catchy at all, and I did not feel moved by them as I so wanted to be. The sound was loud and the lyrics difficult to understand. The cast had good voices but did not have good songs to sing. The set was too busy. The choreography was terrible, no fluid movements, more just jumping around. We left at intermission. I would not recommend this musical. I love attending that musical in which the songs are inspiring and you get that pleasant feeling deep in your soul and days afterwards, you want to hear that music over and over again. This is definitely not that musical!!!

3.0 star rating Joe from Boston, Massachusetts

MEDIOCRE PRODUCTION OF RENT

I’m from the U.K. and absolutely love RENT. Whilst I was over visiting Boston I saw the show wad touring and thought I’d give it a go. I paid $115 for a ticket and didn’t mind this as it was my last night in states and it’s a broadway tour! I’m saddened to say the cast and production just did not hit the mark, in what felt like an amateur show. Positives: chorus line, ensemble numbers, standout performances from Collins and angel. Negatives: lack of chemistry between cast, poor casting of mimi and roger (the 2 worst performances in the show), lack of passion and mediocre acting. Although it did improve a little more in act 2, for a broadway tour this was way below par especially for $115 a ticket. Sadly left disappointed and wished I’d had time to see a broadway production whilst in New York.

1.0 star rating Anna from Boston from Boston, Massachusetts

FROM THE FIRST NOTE

I love live theatre and have a ton of respect for actors who give it their all every night. I feel that these actors brought that; however, I had no idea what was happening. Totally confused. While the actors had tons of energy and enthusiasm, the music made no sense to me lyrically or musically. It felt more like noise. Dialogue should be updated so we understand what was happening at the time. Never left a show early until now. Didn't even make it to intermission.

1.0 star rating Bh from Boston, Massachusetts

AWFUL

Awful.have never left a show before. Wish I hadn’t spent $200 per ticket. It was so awful I was angry with the world.

1.0 star rating from Dayton, Ohio

RENT

Couldn’t follow story nothing but loud disjointed music left at intermission

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