See it if you love ground breaking rock opera shows. RENT redefines the genre and speaks to a new generation of theatre goers. Gritty graphic honest
Don't see it if you're easily offended, uptight, conservative, and/or stone-hearted. It's in your face and life affirming, just not as you might see it.
See it if you have a chance! Truly an American musical masterpiece. May be dated now, but while on Broadway, it was groundbreaking. Saw it 20 times!
Don't see it if you are okay missing the beginning of anew era in American musical theatre.
See it if you haven't. Just see it. In any form. It's essential theatre history at this point, the music is incredible and the story still matters.
Don't see it if you dislike the music, you don't like stories about realistic struggling people.
See it if you want a lesson in pushing the boundaries of a genre. There's a reason this musical was a sensation and made several actors famous.
Don't see it if you don't enjoy LGBT themes, or dark subject matter. Also must enjoy contemporary pop-opera style music and edgy subjects.
See it if You love edgier, more "hipster" style of productions and story lines. Original in plot and clever writing and pushes the envelope.
Don't see it if You are older and not nostalgic for the bohemian life. The show towards the end definitely started to feel dated, but as a piece is sound.
See it if You've never seen Rent or only saw the movie. It was groundbreaking for the time and the songs and legacy of Jonathan Larson live on.
Don't see it if You don't understand the time in which it came out, its cultural importance, and how it was affected by Jonathan Larson's sudden death.
See it if You want to see one of the great musicals of the 20th century. Incredible music.
Don't see it if You can't get over the fact that some of the subject matter may seem dated 20 years after its premiere.
See it if You want to experience outstanding music, great acting, original choreography, and something that speaks to your heart.
Don't see it if You are not open to seeing modern day relationships.