Monday, December 5, 2011

Rent! But even awesomer! Dec 4-23rd, go go go!!!!!!!!

You know Rich W? Yeah, you know him. He's got a tattoo of Kermit the Frog on his neck. Yeah, him! He's been working on the awesomest awesome ever. Here's the description:
Rent School Edition

Book, Music, and Lyrics Jonathan Larson

Two Acts, Book Musical, Pop / Rock, Rated R
School Edition

Set in the East Village of New York City, RENT SCHOOL EDITION is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, RENT has become a pop cultural phenomenon with songs that rock and a story that resonates with audiences of all ages.

Based loosely on Puccini's La Boheme, RENT SCHOOL EDITION follows a year in the life of a group of friends struggling to make it in the big city. They include Mark, a filmmaker and the narrator of the story; his former girlfriend, Maureen, a performance artist; Maureen's lover, Joanne, a public interest lawyer; Mark's roommate Roger, a musician; Mimi, an exotic dancer, with whom Roger falls in love; Tom Collins, a computer genius; Collins' lover, Angel, a street musician and drag queen; and Benny, a former member of the group who, after marrying into a wealthy family, has become their landlord. How these young bohemians negotiate their dreams, loves, and conflicts provides the narrative thread to this groundbreaking musical.

This adaptation has been carefully done, working with the Larson estate to retain the dramatic intent of the groundbreaking rock musical, and consists of minimal changes to language and the removal of one song ("Contact") to make it possible for many schools to perform this piece.
Here's the youtube video which you absolutely must watch, these kids are effing awesome. And here's where you can buy tickets. Please support these Philly kids! Super cheap theater of awesomeness. See you there!!!!!!!!!!!

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