When the late Jonathan Larson filtered the Puccini opera La Boheme through contemporary bohemian life on New York's Lower East Side, the result was the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical Rent. Though some audiences found its gritty take on AIDS, sexuality and homelessness off-putting, the show hooked droves of diverse young people on musical theater.
By Steve Walker
Kansas City, MO – Now that the Broadway production has closed, Rent has been officially refitted in a way that makes it palatable to high school theater departments, including that of the local Barstow School.
Rent: School Edition at the Barstow School, November 6 - November 8, 2008, 7:30 pm
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