Sunday, May 31, 2009

la vie boheme

We saw Rent yesterday and it was a real treat. I never had the chance to see the show while I lived in New York (and frequented a lot of the locations named in the play - Life Cafe, 8BC, Pyramid, etc.), but the movie version has become a family favorite. The Broadway touring production focused on the music, and the smallish Warner Theater stage actually added to the improvisational-performance art aspect of the show's milieu. All the performances were top-drawer, especially the twin leads of Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp, who never sought to outsing or outshine each other, but sang in tandem beautifully. Of course show-stoppers like La Vie Boheme and Today 4 U and Seasons of Love were just that. Bravo!

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