In many ways I don’t feel that Rent On Tour necessarily needs an introduction. After over 20 years and being awarded 4 Tony Awards… it’s deemed a masterpiece and indeed well known by the masses. All that being said, call us crazy, but last night was actually the first time that my husband and I ever saw the production. Read on to experience our thoughts from seeing Rent at the Fabulous Fox Theatre here in St. Louis.
Rent On Tour At The Fabulous Fox Theatre In St. Louis
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Partnering with this historic theatre is my favorite and I always love being able to attend on media night. Opening night at the Fox Theatre is always full of magic and wonder. Just looking around you can see the excitement of the theatre goers as they are congregating upon their favorite musical. Rent first graced the stage off Broadway in New York City back in 1996. Perhaps that’s part of the reason why I had never seen Rent before. At that time I was just getting ready to graduate from high school and then starting college. I didn’t have much time for musicals and much like the characters in the show, I didn’t have the funds.
In 1996 I was in a different stage of life when Rent first premiered and I’m in a different state of life now from the Rent On Tour characters. I wouldn’t be honest if I didn’t admit that there was no real connection felt between the characters and I. We are in different stages.
Rent On Tour
A lot can change in a year. Relationships can be built. Friends can be lost. A lot can happen in five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes.
While I didn’t necessarily identify with any of the characters in the show, it did open my eyes to the struggles that others have. Are they the same struggles that I have? No. But are all struggles a struggle? Indeed.
There’s something to be said about the strength that an individual has to be authentic, true to self, and to set out on a path in life that isn’t often followed. The characters in Rent depict what it’s like to create their own life and to choose their family. That is La Vie Boheme.
See Rent On Tour
Rent On Tour is at the Fabulous Fox Theatre in St. Louis until February 23rd.
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