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You'll be singing all the way home
Member Name: LynnCozens
Advantages: Good quality music
Disadvantages: Not a very strong story line
When I first went to see Rent I didn't know what it was about and I was a bit uncertain when I read the programme and found out it revolves around drug use, lesbianism/homosexuality, HIV, death etc. I just wasn't quite sure how those topics would work in a musical.
Well it doesn't have much in common with The Sound Of Music but it is one of the most enjoyable, funny and catchy musicals I have ever seen. I thouroughly enjoyed it from start to finish.
The story line is about a group of friends living in a New York squat. It follows them through a year telling each of their stories. There is romance and some happy endings as well as illness and tradgedy.
The story line is very general but it's real feature is the quality of the music and in the London shows I have seen the quality of the cast. The songs are just so catchy you will be humming them over and over again for weeks afterwards.
I've actually seen it 3 times now and also have the CD which I play regularly.
For a good couple of hours of enjoyable entertainment and good music I highly recommend seeing it if you get the chance.
I don't think it is on in London at this precise moment (May 2009) but it does do occassional regional tours and does have some short runs in London periodically.
Summary: Well worth it for a good couple of hours entertainment
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