Already closed | 2h 15m | Queens

Rent (Secret Theatre)

From 14 member  reviews
Members say: Great singing, Entertaining, Absorbing, Relevant, Must see

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. More…

From the show:

Welcome to Rent, the Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning musical that shaped a generation. With its premiere in 1996, this production became a pop culture powerhouse of urban life, rock music, plus a story that all ages can relate to.

"Based loosely on Puccini's La Boheme, Jonathan Larson's 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. The physical and emotional complications of the disease pervade the lives of Roger, Mimi, Tom and Angel. Maureen deals with her chronic infidelity through performance art; her partner, Joanne, wonders if their relationship is worth the trouble. Benny has sold out his Bohemian ideals in exchange for a hefty income and is on the outs with his former friends. Mark, an aspiring filmmaker, feels like an outsider to life in general. How these young bohemians negotiate their dreams, loves and conflicts provides the narrative thread to this groundbreaking musical."  
2h 15m | Already closed | The Secret Theatre (Queens)

Member Reviews (14)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great singing, Entertaining, Absorbing, Relevant, Must see
90
Avg Score

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.

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.

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.

Also As a RENT-Head since the Broadway cast opened at the Nederlander, I we... Read more Read less

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

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

84
Great staging, Must see, Entertaining

See it if Awesome

Don't see it if A bit slow

90
Intelligent, Edgy, Great acting, Great singing

See it if If you like the sitcom Friends but with more of an edge, story telling, and great musical score.

Don't see it if You don’t like great signing and original score.

85
Refreshing, Masterful, Resonant, Clever

See it if You want a beautiful, original, personal, and intimate staging. Director Lauren Elder has breathed new life with a semi immersive staging.

Don't see it if You’re bothered by early preview tech glitches. Less than stellar sound at times that muffled strong singers.

100
Great writing, Great singing, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if I watched the show 4 times and never got bored. The story, songs, acting all match so well. Quite a delight

Don't see it if If english is not your first language and you have not mastered basic conversation skills, it may be tough follow up some of the scenes.

100
Profound, Riveting, Relevant

See it if It’s an amazing story that is completely relevant to our times! Amazing songs, acting! You will laugh and cry your heart out!

Don't see it if Go see it

100
Intense, Great singing, Great acting, Absorbing, Entertaining

See it if See it if you love singing, dancing, a great story line, seeing young ambitious, talented and good looking actors.

Don't see it if Don't see it if you loathe musicals and you like status quo in life.

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Great singing, Entertaining, Must see

See it if You enjoy wonderful acting and beautiful singing loaded with heartfelt emotion about the hard realities of life.

Don't see it if You can't stand incredible performances, raw emotion, and the tragedies and triumph of the human condition.

100
Great staging, Resonant, Great singing, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You love an intimate theatre experience with talented performers.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of Rent.

89
Relevant, Raunchy, Quirky, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You wanna be entertained on Sunday night and your friend is in the show.

Don't see it if U wanna get yelled by the chick with the ponytail. Not a frequent theater goer and she barked @ me for not knowing photos aren’t permitted

Also Bad customer service on the staff, cute theater and great show. Good j... Read more Read less


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Cast & Creatives (3)