#1
... Incredible play, really sets the bar music, acting, and writing-wise.

I'm sure all of you know it's closing down after... how many years? I don't remember.

But yeah, it's great, and I'm really glad I got to see something like this, and I think it's something that we as a generation (although I guess it's the generation before mine) can really be proud of.


Anyone else see it? And what'd you think?
#2
So we both like Ellen Page, and we both like RENT. We'd probably get along really well

I love RENT. I'm currently addicted to the soundtrack, specifically Another Day, and Finale B (No Day But Today).
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#3
Quote by Liberation
So we both like Ellen Page, and we both like RENT. We'd probably get along really well

I love RENT. I'm currently addicted to the soundtrack, specifically Another Day, and Finale B (No Day But Today).

Geez. We probably would.

The music was incredible. It was awesome. I don't really know what else to say about it, every single song was just top notch.
#4
I know. It's fantastic. I'm really NOT a fan of musicals, but RENT blew my mind. Usually, the music in musicals is lame, and childish *Cough*The Music Man*Cough*, but RENT was outside of the box, and was truly something unique.

Jonathan Larson was a genius.
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#5
I honestly thought it was really bad. Besides the "Seasons of Love" opener, I wasn't impressed at all with the songs. It seems to me that the only reason it ever got big was because it was the first real production to address homosexuality and AIDS so directly.

I don't know. I know a lot of people who like it, but I hated it personally. To each his own, I guess.
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I honestly thought it was really bad. Besides the "Seasons of Love" opener, I wasn't impressed at all with the songs. It seems to me that the only reason it ever got big was because it was the first real production to address homosexuality and AIDS so directly.

I don't know. I know a lot of people who like it, but I hated it personally. To each his own, I guess.

Seasons of Love was actually one of my less favorite songs.

There were a couple corny lines, but honestly, the music was cool and edgy, and I really dug it.
#7
I thought it was all right, but yeah it's kinda sad it's going off broadway, I'm sure it'll still tour and whatnot for quite some time though.
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#10
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....people still go to see plays?

Why wouldn't you? If it's good theater, it's very often better than the film versions.
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#11
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Why wouldn't you? If it's good theater, it's very often better than the film versions.

Pfft, every play I've seen (not that I've seen a million) the movie version sucked compared to the play.
#12
525,600 minutes!
525,000 moments so dear!

Ah...such a great song.

And to the guy who said Seasons of Love was the only good song, GTFO! Another Day and Finale B are amazing!
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#13
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525,600 minutes!
525,000 moments so dear!

Ah...such a great song.

And to the guy who said Seasons of Love was the only good song, GTFO! Another Day and Finale B are amazing!

I'm going to buy the cd.

The thing I like about the music, is that I could actually listen to it without watching the play at the same time. "Now it's starting to snow!" That was my favorite song, I think, although it'll probably change.
#14
I saw it when I was very young with the original cast. From what I remember it was an amazing play.
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#15
I've never actually seen the show, but I love the soundtrack.
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I'm going to buy the cd.

The thing I like about the music, is that I could actually listen to it without watching the play at the same time. "Now it's starting to snow!" That was my favorite song, I think, although it'll probably change.

Oh man, my Last.fm charts will certainly reflect my constant listening to the RENT soundtrack this week.

I believe that it's called La Vie Bonhomme, but I might be getting the title wrong. I'm also gonna have to buy the soundtrack. I'd probably be the only guy in this province with the entire Iron Maiden discography, a Weather Report album, an Elton John album, both of Paramore's albums, and the RENT soundtrack

Ah, here we go. This is one of my personal favorites from RENT, probably my favorite overall, actually:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzuJp2tHstg
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#17
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I believe that it's called La Vie Bonhomme,



La Vie Bohemme.

Great song in an amazing musical.

My sister got to see it with the original cast when we went to New York, but I was six, so I didn't get to go.
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#18
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La Vie Bohemme.

Great song in an amazing musical.

My sister got to see it with the original cast when we went to New York, but I was six, so I didn't get to go.

Well, I was close.

I'd love to see it on Broadway, but I'm pretty sure that I won't be getting out to New York before it closes in June
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#19
wait, there's a serious discussion on Rent on UG without any spam messages? How can this be?

I had to see it with my english class. Teacher thought it was the hight of western culture. Didn't much care for it. Everyone has AIDS, rips off an Italian Opera. Hell, at least when i got dragged to Hamlet, there was an ending to rival the departed.
#20
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Well, I was close.

I'd love to see it on Broadway, but I'm pretty sure that I won't be getting out to New York before it closes in June

Oh ha. I saw it oin Broadway. I guess that means I'm better than you.
#21
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... Incredible play, really sets the bar music, acting, and writing-wise.




Quote by Liberation
So we both like Ellen Page, and we both like RENT. We'd probably get along really well

I love RENT. I'm currently addicted to the soundtrack, specifically Another Day, and Finale B (No Day But Today).


Well, both of you like it, and we all seem to have similar tastes, so that means I may have to give it a shot.

I'd have to check out the film version though.
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Well, both of you like it, and we all seem to have similar tastes, so that means I may have to give it a shot.

I'd have to check out the film version though.

I don't know if you'd like it then. I actually haven't seen the film version, to be fair, but honestly, every single play adaptation of a movie I've seen has been pretty bad.
#24
We performed Seasons Of Love at a cabaret evening at school. It's an okay song, but the harmonies we did we awesome.
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#25
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I hate rent. They all have aids, but they all don't die... shame.


Personally i thought they play existed in some alternate universe where AIDS isn't a terminal disease.

I mean they have AIDS, not HIV, but full blown aids. People diagnosed with AIDS have life expectancies of about 3 months.