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Average customer review: 2.0 star rating (2.1 Stars)

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2.0 star rating Jack Robinson Sr. from Fort Myers, Florida

RENT

Did not like the show, singing was not that good. Story and music was so-so. Save your money go see a movie instead.

2.0 star rating Dawn McCarthy from Syracuse, New York

SYRACUSE PERFORMANCE

As far as the production, Angel and Tom Collins stole the show. Roger was off key most of the time but overall it would have been enjoyable if the Landmark seating wasn't so horrible. We were on the orchestra floor , spent good money and I was miserable. Could not see the performance because of crowded front view and I'm a small woman and felt cramped with no leg room. We almost left at intermission but touched it out. Will probably never go again to the Landmark. Very unfortunate

2.0 star rating Deborah Storer from Baton Rouge, Louisiana

CANNOT HEAR

Entering the building was difficult. The construction is not finished. Building lacks proper signage. The play started....No Programs? The sound system is terrible. We could not understand the words. And then the feedback in the middle of the show.... We actually stayed through the second half when most were leaving. We were able to hear a little better as the second half songs are louder. I really wished we could have heard more. The actors seemed to be doing a great job. I will sum it up by saying I was very disappointed.

2.0 star rating Tracy Elchyshyn from Los Angeles, California

ACTING CLASSES PLEASE!!

Someone, somewhere, somehow please pull Rodger aside and help him with his acting. It was PAINFUL! Honestly, video him and then let him watch it back and he will understand. His facial expressions are over the top. His character is supposed to be cool. Mimi has the chops to sing but needs to slow her dancing and kicking down so she can focus more on her singing. There was a young Asian gentleman in the background who honestly kept stealing focus because he was so damn good. The director needs to give him a chance at playing Rodger! Also the staging is often just awkward. Don’t have your actors move, just to move. There needs to be purpose. The movements between mom and Rodger were often so awkward, it just felt uncomfortable. Maureen was great in the over the moon scene but her singing struggled at other parts. Mark, Angel and Collin were good but Angel needed pipes above the table to drum on. I hated the staging of all the people up top and one down below during the support group.

1.0 star rating Tom from Cincinnati, Ohio

UNDERWHELMING

Went to the 12/14 performance in Cincinnati. This could have been so much better... not sure anyone advised the cast of what AIDS was like in the '80s and '90s. There was no chemistry on stage, especially during Act 1. Roger and Mimi - take some voice lessons! Off key was more frequent than on-key. And Angel needs to go to a few drag shows to see what a real drag queen is like. Act 2 was a bit better, but overall, I've seen better high school productions. This is the second poor show we've seen in the Broadway series this year (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was the other). Seems like casting for these shows is becoming increasingly difficult. For the current high prices for tickets, we will be reconsidering our choice for 2019/2020. Sure hope Hamilton has a worthy cast.

1.0 star rating E. Sack from Cincinnati, Ohio

RENT

Oh my.....left at intermission and have NEVER done that before in my life! Kiddos, your sound was bad. Couldn't understand a word. Mark and Roger needed enthusiasm for your characters. Benny, you need to play in JesusChrist Superstar; your voice can handle it because near as I could tell you have the range. Mimi, you tried, but it's a hard demanding part. Angel, you were my delight! And Maureen? There's a difference between enthusiasm and over acting. You accomplished the later. Joanne, Light My Candle....it's a hard song. Look y'all, you're young and RENT is big. And this time you just didn't knock the ball out of the park.

1.0 star rating Mary O'Meara from Richmond, Virginia

HATED IT

Went to see the show at the Altria Theater Richmond, VA and couldn't wait for intermission. As soon as the lights went on for intermission there was a mass exodus to leave. Music was boring, couldn't understand the actors speaking, stupid story line. If I could have given zero stars I would. Don't waste your money

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