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Oh how I wanted to love this show and have been waiting so long to see it but,
unfortunately, my husband and I left feeling let down. The singing was garbled
and we could not make out most of what was being sung. Certainly there was
an amazingly talented group of performers but, the overall production seemed
disjointed and unintelligible.
J & B A from Richmond, Virginia
My wife & I had never seen this show,
so we went to see if it could live up to
the hype. Meh. A dull show with dull
music. The cast gave a valiant effort,
but the show is just dull.
from Cleveland, Ohio
RENT IN CLE
I saw the movie before going to this production and thank goodness I did, otherwise I would have no idea what was going on! There was so much overacting in this that it made it feel very cheap. And yes, while the tone of this story is supposed to be eclectic, artsy, and erratic; this production is just all over the place and it doesn't come together to make sense. The band is on stage and collides with the singing at times. Good luck trying to decipher the lyrics. Too chaotic, too overdramatic. Some characters are underdeveloped, some singers are off key. I was just so disappointed as I really wanted to love it. The friend that came with me wanted to leave at intermission. Saw the 6:30pm performance on March 11. Season ticket holder. Row Z! Amazing seats!!!! You have to eat at Bin 216 attached to the playhouse and parking in the attached garage is a game changer. Love Playhouse Square!
Therese from Baton Rouge, Louisiana
DISAPPOINTING AND STRANGE
My husband and I saw the April 20
performance of RENT at the Saenger.
The set was great, and the music was
also. However-I have seen RENT 3
other times, and this was by far the
worst. The Roger actor was lagging
behind the music from the very
beginning and wasn’t “with it” at all.
In fact, just before the second act
began, it was announced that “The
part of Roger will be played by ...” —-
I have never seen an actor replaced
halfway through a musical! Wow!
The entire second act was just off and
anti-climactic. How much of that was
due to Roger’s replacement, we don’t
know. The new Roger was fine,
gamely playing the part even though
he had DIFFERENT COLORED HAIR
than the original Roger.
The other main actors were good not
great, except Angel, who was
wonderful, and Mark, who warmed
up and improved as the play went on.
If I were you I’d skip this production.
Allan Licht from Cleveland, Ohio
SHAMEFUL PERFORMANCE OF RENT--
My letter sent to Playhouse Square.
Allan Bradley Music (BMI)
1994 Som Center Rd.
Cleveland, Ohio 44124
Dear Ms. Vernaci,
I attended RENT in Cleveland last Sunday night March 25th. I was very disappointed. It’s
very rare that I have such strong feelings about a production, but on this occasion I feel
compelled to say something. Last night was the 8th RENT production that I’ve seen. When
I saw the original cast with Daphne Rubin-Vega, Anthony Rapp, and Adam Pascal I was
moved to the bottom of my soul.
Vocally the kids sang fine last night, but their performances were passionless and
uninspiring. They seemed very young, inexperienced, and disconnected from their roles.
They were not even close to bringing to life their characters. I understand comparing to
the original may not be fair, but these kids were average at best. I know what I saw in 1996
was a soul-stirring movement with “the best of the best,” but professional actors should
have no problem recr
SKIPPER from Worcester, Massachusetts
I DONE KNOW WHAT IS SO GREAT ABOUT THIS PLAY..
I understand how important the subjects are but I have no understanding of why it was
done in this way. There is no flow to the musical, the emotional struggle is missed, the
play feels like it was stuck together like a bad scrapbook made by a 5 year old. I have been
to many plays but this was by far the worst. I wish i could get it out of my head. The
theater is great and the seating is set up conformably, the Hanover is a great place.
Lisa from Worcester, Massachusetts
I agree with what has been said here. I could not understand the lyrics, the direction of characters was
chaotic and I left with my husband at intermission. I have never left a show before! I have never seen rent
before and wish I had a better exposure to it. Over acting, too much going on at any given moment and any
poignant moments were lost.
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