Kimberly from Detroit, Michigan
Loved it. Gave me goosebumps. Amazing voices. You all rocked it!!!!
Valerie Harris from SF Bay Area, California
IF YOU LOVED THE ORIGINAL, THIS SHOW IS AS GOOD AS IT GETS!
I was lucky enough to see this show when it first came out. I’ve seen some of the original cast members; I’ve seen it in London; I’ve seen local productions, and a touring production here in San Francisco. I bought the movie and the CDs by the original Broadway cast. I know this show and its songs by heart. When I attending the limited appearance of the 20th anniversary release at the Golden Gate Theatre, I was hoping for a decent rendition. What I got was a true and perfect laudation to the genius of the original work. The cast members were gritty and raw and delivered the messages of the storyline, but nuanced the show with enough of their personalities and their talent to make this not a tribute piece, but their own work of art. I loved every minute of every performance. I wasn’t the only one. When the show ended, the cast got a 10-minute standing ovation. Please don’t miss this gem – this is one to cherish for the ages. Eat at the Waystone (Market St) before/afterwards,
Robert Singer from Los Angeles, California
We are Rent fans and have seen the play over 20 times.Many of the productions were amateurish but we took a chance anyway because we love the show so much. This (20th anniversary Pantages) production is the best in over 10 years. The cast tore the house down last night (Jan 25) We are going back Sunday and it aint cheap..but that's how good it is. They are sold out but if you can find a ticket..go...go...go!! P.S. Not a good play for kids..eat at Delphines across the street before play!
Michelle Crim from Richmond, Virginia
From the opening song till the very last note, these characters take you on a journey of how to deal with life in tent city in late 1980-1990 when the AIDS crisis started. Each character brings something different to the musical. Very well written and I am happy that still after 20 yrs this musical reach people and touches hearts.
Kenny B from Red Bank, nj
GREAT SHOW TONIGHT
Highlights were Angel, Tom Collins, Maureen and Joanne duet. I highly recommend anyone getting a chance to see this show with this cast. I saw the show on broadway years ago and struggled to follow the story and many different pieces. Tonight I was so in tune and Clearly understood why this story was such a great work of art..
Gayle from Pittsburgh, PA
It’s sad to read reviews from people who apparently had no idea what RENT was about! The show itself is a time piece - so how can it be outdated ???? It took place at the end of the millennium- all of the issues were AND STILL are relevant! The cast was the most talented cast I have seen on any touring production. Major kudos to this cast and crew for gracing us with your talent and dedication to this timeless piece! I talked to many people sitting around me who felt the same way! Your passion to deliver this message shines through. So happy to have seen this cast doing RENT justice. We laughed, cried, and sang along. HIGHLY recommended!
Beverly Holzer from Denver, Colorado
Being a NY native, I was fortunate enough to see this wonderful show on Broadway, followed by every tour through Denver. When the movie came out, I felt it raised the bar a bit, with most of the original cast and a performance off a stage. These wonderful actors had some big shoes to fill. They succeeded! Cast beautifully, each character bought a slightly different sound to their role. This was fine, but there were times, I was wanting to hear the song sung the way I remembered. Of course, I also wanted to sing the entire show out loud, which would probably have been fine in NY. I thoroughly enjoyed each performer even though they were not the original Angel, Maureen, Mark, Joanne, Tom..... I'm not sure if the stage size has changed, but this set felt cramped. Of course compared to the movie yes, but this was the only aspect of the performance that I felt hindered the production. ABSOLUTELY, go see this show!
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