The amateur production was presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Ltd, on behalf of Music Theatre International of New York.
Following the story of one year in the lives of a group of impoverished young artists struggling to survive and establish themselves against the backdrop of the gritty bohemian world of New York City in the late 1980s. Their dreams, losses and connections with each other weave through the musical’s narrative to paint a raw and emotional portrait of life under the shadow of HIV/AIDS.
Opening on Broadway in 1996, RENT is the 11th longest-running show in Broadway history. With music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson, RENT transcends its time with its universal ideas on hope and love. The Tony Award winning score continues to captivate generations and has merited its status as a landmark in contemporary Musical Theatre.
I went to see RENT last night at Webster’s Theatre Glasgow and took my daughter along, we were both very pleasantly surprised I have to say.
It’s never took my fancy to go sit through a musical but I’m so glad I did and now look forward to many more.
The story as told in this musical was by far an amazing performance by all the cast. We all know that the word; ‘amateur’ is an individual who is new to, or not yet skilled in, a particular skill.
My personal view? There was nothing ‘amateur’ about the performance in any way shape or form. Professional is the word I would have used.
Although everyone performed equally professional there was however something special I seen in one or two of the performers who I thought will go a long way for sure and one in particular who definitely has the potential to do well not only in musical theatre but television too.
All cast member’s put their all into the performance physically and mentally both in vocal’s and movement, however Madeline Grieve who played the part of Maureen has got something extra special she will quite easily be snapped up in many theatre production’s and even television.
I highly recommend that you go see this performance, the way in which the story is told is captivating and I have to say a little emotional too, yes I did get a lump in my throat and I’m pretty sure you will too.
GLP Also donate to HIV Support Charity A very worthy cause which, you can too either on the night of the show’s or by clicking the link. ‘NO MATTER HOW SMALL EVERY PENNY COUNTS’
A personal thanks from me Belinda Conniss To the Cast for an unforgettable performance not forgetting the Director: Claire Ramsay Producer: Dani May The Band: Who were just fab and everyone else who were involved in RENT. Well done guy’s.
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