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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 Disappointed from Calgary, Alberta

SINGERS WHERE FABULOUS

Disappointed with the acting however the singers where extremely talented and had amazing voices. Having never seen the show before - the program did not prepare us for what was going on. Judging by the number of people who left at half way - they did not get it either.

1.0 star rating from Calgary, Alberta

COUDLN'T WAIT FOR IT TO BE OVER

The singers were very talented but the overall production was lacking. We hadn't seen rent before and there wasn't really any storyline to the musical. We have been broadway across Canada members for 5 or 6 years and this was our first disappointment. We had friends who left at intermission and at the end of the show we were wishing we had left too.

1.0 star rating from Vancouver, British Columbia

LEFT AT INTERMISSION

Went with three others and at intermission we all looked at each other and asked “what was that???” We couldn’t understand any of the words. The actors all shouted. There was no chemistry between them. We had no idea what the story line was and bailed. Brutal. Wish we could get our money back. Never left a broadway musical before - this production should never have been part of the BAC. Really, really bad!

2.0 star rating Donna Bell from Vancouver, British Columbia

POOR PRODUCTION

I first saw Rent 20 years ago and tonight’s performance can’t hold a candle to what I saw then. I was ready to leave after the first number. The acoustics were terrible, the lyrics couldn’t be heard ( I was sitting C row 11) and the band, especially the drums were too loud. I left at intermission. Save your money, don’t go. I’m a season subscriber and if the productions don’t improve, I will not be renewing my subsciption.

1.0 star rating Katy from Vancouver, British Columbia

RENT - DISAPPOINTING

So disappointed! As others have said, I couldn’t make out the lyrics at all! I could barely piece together a storyline. No idea why the audience was encouraged to ‘moo’ along with the cast member. None of us had seen Rent before, and yet my party of four enthusiastically and unanimously agreed to leave at intermission. Very unfortunate to have been subject to this production of Rent considering its long and successful history on stage. I feel like I missed an opportunity to become a fan as so many others have through the years.

5.0 star rating Peter Reimer from Vancouver, British Columbia

FANTASTIC

First time seeing RENT live and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute. The standing ovation was well deserved. I will definitely see this show again!

2.0 star rating JM from Vancouver, British Columbia

TERRIBLE ACOUSTICS AT THE QUEEN E

I've seen this show in the past and loved it and know the music well. But the sound at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre was so bad that I could barely make out the words. I had great seats and was very disappointed. Not sure if it was just this particular show, or if it's the theatre in general. I want to go back but I'm nervous to spend the money again if it's always going to sound like that :(

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