The iconic musical RENT is celebrating 20 years with dates at the Dr Phillips Center for the Performing Arts through Sunday, June 10, 2018, and it’s a feast for senses.
A re-imagining of Puccini’s La Bohème, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven friends struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. In the end, they realize the only thing that matters is love.
While the play was written in the mid-90s, its messages still ring true today. No matter what trials life puts you through, it’s an easier journey with those you call family.
The cast of this 20th Anniversary Tour embodies the spirit of their roles well. Stand-out performances for me were Lyndie Moe as the vivacious free-spirited artist Maureen, and Aaron Alcarez as Angel, a drag queen with a thirst for life and a heart of gold. Vocally and physically, those two stole the show for me.
La Vie Boheme indeed!
This is a great rendition of the musical, and worth seeing while it’s in town.
Tickets for RENT start at $34.25, and are available at drphillipscenter.org, at the venue box office, or via Ticketmaster.
[Photos: RENT 20th Anniversary Tour, Credit Carol Rosegg, 2017]
[Disclaimer: I received media tickets for purpose of writing this review. As always, my opinions are honest, and my own.]
- By Popular Demand, ‘Flicks & Fireworks’ Returns to SeaWorld Orlando This Weekend .. #SeaWorldOrlando #FlicksFireworks - July 15, 2020
- Orlando Science Center Announces New Dates for Pompeii Exhibit .. #OrlandoScienceCenter #Pompeii - July 14, 2020
- Bite30 Returns July 15-August 16, 2020 To Tantalize Taste Buds .. #Bite30 #Foodies #OrlandoRestaurants - July 13, 2020
- Spooky Empire Cancels 2020 Events and Announces 2021 Dates .. #SpookyEmpire #HorrorConventions - July 12, 2020
- SeaWorld Orlando Hosts “Flicks & Fireworks” This Weekend .. #SeaWorldOrlando #FlicksFireworks - July 8, 2020
- Tango Cares Needs Your Help to Feed Orlando’s Unemployed Hospitality Workers .. #TangoCares #MiasItalianKitchen #CafeTuTuTango - July 6, 2020
- Orlando Area Dining News Round-Up For July 5, 2020: The Old Jailhouse, Kelly’s Homemade Ice Cream, Chef Bruno Fonseca, Shake Shack, And More .. #OrlandoFoodies #OrlandoRestaurants - July 5, 2020
- CitySurfing Orlando’s Picks For Celebrating The 4th Of July 2020 .. #4thofJuly #Fireworks #Grilling - July 1, 2020
- The Bourne Stuntacular to Grand Open at Universal Orlando June 30, 2020 with Sneak Peek Online June 29 .. #UniversalOrlando #BourneStuntacular #ThemeParkNews - June 29, 2020
- Florida Suspends Alcohol Consumption at Bars Again Due to COVID-19 .. #FloridaBars #DoYourPart - June 28, 2020