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05.23.2010 | | Posted at 04:14 PM

Another Look At The 90s Musical from A Local Production

By Russ Bickerstaff
The Skylight Opera Theatre�closes out its season in part with a production of Jonathan Larson'�s early '�90'�s musical RENT. Having seen larger and smaller productions of the show, the Skylight�s staging ends up exactly as expected: more intimate than the touring Broadway production with more professional polish than a recent Greendale Community Theatre production. Here are some highlights: The S...
Sunday, May 23, 2010

Today @ Broadway Theatre Center, 2 and 7:30 p.m.

Slick, touring Broadway productions of Jonathan Larson’s hit ’90s musical Rent often lack the heart, soul and passion that drive the story, but the Skylight Opera Theatre’s production, which runs through June 20, promises both...
Saturday, May 22, 2010

Tonight @ Broadway Theatre Center, 7:30 p.m.

Slick, touring Broadway productions of Jonathan Larson’s hit ’90s musical Rent often lack the heart, soul and passion that drive the story, but the Skylight Opera Theatre’s production, which runs through June 20, promises both...
Friday, May 21, 2010

Tonight @ Broadway Theatre Center, 7:30 p.m.

Slick, touring Broadway productions of Jonathan Larson’s hit ’90s musical Rent often lack the heart, soul and passion that drive the story, but the Skylight Opera Theatre’s production, which runs through June 20, promises both...
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Jonathan Larson’s Rent may be the 1990s’ biggest contribution to musical theater, but it remains an odd mixture. It’s Puccini’s La Boheme by way of raw, grunge-inspired rock transmitted into a highly polished musical-theater vehicle that is...
Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009

Tonight @ The Marcus Center, 7:30 p.m.

A modern interpretation of Puccini’s La Boheme, Billy Aronson and Jonathan Larson’s 1993 musical Rent is one of the decade’s defining theatrical works, a very contemporary exploration of the life of young...
Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009

Tonight @ The Marcus Center, 7:30 p.m.

A modern interpretation of Puccini’s La Boheme, Billy Aronson and Jonathan Larson’s 1993 musical Rent is one of the decade’s defining theatrical works, a very contemporary exploration of the life of young...
Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009

Tonight @ The Marcus Center, 2 and 8 p.m.

A modern interpretation of Puccini’s La Boheme, Billy Aronson and Jonathan Larson’s 1993 musical Rent is one of the decade’s defining theatrical works, a very contemporary exploration of the life of young...
Sunday, Nov. 29, 2009

Tonight @ The Marcus Center, 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

A modern interpretation of Puccini’s La Boheme, Billy Aronson and Jonathan Larson’s 1993 musical Rent is one of the decade’s defining theatrical works, a very contemporary exploration of the life of young...
12.31.1969 | | Posted at 06:00 PM
By Russ Bickerstaff
It’s the morning of Thanksgiving Day and I’m waking-up with a bit of a song from RENT running through my head . . . but not what one might expect. I keep hearing the refrain of Mimi asking Adam Pascal's charcter to light her candle as I slowly wake-up. Just that one line. Over and over and over again. That's it.  Weird. As much as I dislike that musical, after seeing it three times...

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