Through March 25, 2018
Tired, non-Equity tour of "Rent" makes it difficult to forget regret.
To see a full review of this show, read Bob Abelman's blog at www.clevelandjewishnews.com/columnists/bob_abelman/
The 20th anniversary tour of “Rent” disappoints. In spite of the wonder of the Pulitzer Prize winning script and score, this staging lacks the intensity and dynamics need to make Larson’s ideas ring true.
RENT was groundbreaking when it first hit Broadway after years of rewrites and theater shops but with this cast it still truly grabs your emotions and will not let go even after 20 years of touring. Your emotions run the full gambit as the story unfolds. Sure to be another Playhouse Square sellout.
Unfortunately, this 20th Anniversary Tour of Rent might be more accurately titled Squat, because the performers on the Connor Palace stage seems like interlopers who are unlawfully occupying this iconic theatrical territory.
To see a full review of this show, read Christine Howey's review at Cleveland Scene
Like Miranda, we owe a lot to Larson [Jonothan Larson, author of "RENT"]. That's why his glorious masterpiece deserves a more powerful reprise than this road company give it.
To see a full review of this show, read Andrea Simakis' blog or visit Cleveland.com here.