Rent (Secret Theatre)
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Rent (Secret Theatre)
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Rent (Secret Theatre) NYC Reviews and Tickets

91%
(16 Reviews)
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100%
Mixed
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Members say
Great singing, Entertaining, Great acting, Absorbing, Resonant

About the Show

Based loosely on "La Boheme," "Rent" follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York's Lower East Side, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS.

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Member Reviews (16)

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50 Reviews | 8 Followers
90
Edgy, Great singing, Entertaining, Ambitious, Clever

See it if You love a tragic, ambitious musical with a great score and social commentary.

Don't see it if You're uncomfortable w/stories about the LGBTQ+ community or POC. Some of the story might seem dated if you're unfamiliar with the context.

29 Reviews | 8 Followers
90
Relevant, Resonant, Profound, Great singing, Ambitious

See it if you like an form of theatre, or like to see things that are timeless.

Don't see it if You don't like complex theatre or shows that cover deep and intense topics.

30 Reviews | 1 Follower
76
Edgy, Quirky, Slow, Raunchy, Ambitious

See it if you want a thought-provoking, edgy, raunchy show with a powerful message.

Don't see it if you like calm, traditional theatre.

14 Reviews | 0 Followers
98
Resonant, Masterful, Great acting, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if You enjoy a classic musical. Great music with a relatively simple plot to follow. Bring tissues, you are sure to cry.

Don't see it if You don't like the mention of AIDS/HIV. The show is based around the disease and does have a good amount of death mentioned.

11 Reviews | 0 Followers
85
Edgy, Resonant, Entertaining

See it if You want to support local theatre, are a fan of RENT, and/or want to have an entertaining, yet inexpensive theatre experience.

Don't see it if You are wanting a polished production with no sound or lighting issues, or if you don’t like rock operas or shows done in intimate spaces. Read more

6 Reviews | 1 Follower
95
Relevant, Must see, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if Themes are still relevant today. I miss this show could watch it again and again.

Don't see it if If you like fluffy and wholesome

6 Reviews | 0 Followers
100
Must see, Masterful, Great writing, Great singing, Great acting

See it if You love stories like this

Don't see it if You’re no fun

6 Reviews | 0 Followers
84
Great staging, Must see, Entertaining

See it if Awesome

Don't see it if A bit slow

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