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If I could give this a 0 I would. Horrible performance.
I am a season ticket holder and left at intermission, as
MANY others did. Went to the restroom before
intermission and the restroom was FULL of people
who were disgusted and said they were leaving.
Singing was terrible. No flow to it--you could not
figure out the story line--and I KNOW the story line.
Singers were not of acceptable quality. Worse than
high school quality performance.
Lucy from New Orleans, Louisiana
Walked out at intermission and so did a large
part of the audience. Very disappointing. I
knew what RENT was about. Not sure what
was wrong but you couldn’t understand most
of what was said or sung. Zero energy. Maybe
the cast enjoyed New Orleans too much? First
play I’ve walked out of in a long long time.
Lisa from Worcester, Massachusetts
I agree with what has been said here. I could not understand the lyrics, the direction of characters was
chaotic and I left with my husband at intermission. I have never left a show before! I have never seen rent
before and wish I had a better exposure to it. Over acting, too much going on at any given moment and any
poignant moments were lost.
SKIPPER from Worcester, Massachusetts
I DONE KNOW WHAT IS SO GREAT ABOUT THIS PLAY..
I understand how important the subjects are but I have no understanding of why it was
done in this way. There is no flow to the musical, the emotional struggle is missed, the
play feels like it was stuck together like a bad scrapbook made by a 5 year old. I have been
to many plays but this was by far the worst. I wish i could get it out of my head. The
theater is great and the seating is set up conformably, the Hanover is a great place.
Cindy Jackson from Cleveland, Ohio
This performance was a real snooze fest. Very substandard acting. The staging of the
keyboard player/arranger was terrible. The entire show at the Playhouse we are left
staring at his backside. He sticks out and is almost part of the cast! They should have
tucked EVERYONE in the band out of site. This wouldn't have helped this show, but who
sees the backend of a piano player during a professional stage show?
Allan Licht from Cleveland, Ohio
SHAMEFUL PERFORMANCE OF RENT--
My letter sent to Playhouse Square.
Allan Bradley Music (BMI)
1994 Som Center Rd.
Cleveland, Ohio 44124
Dear Ms. Vernaci,
I attended RENT in Cleveland last Sunday night March 25th. I was very disappointed. It’s
very rare that I have such strong feelings about a production, but on this occasion I feel
compelled to say something. Last night was the 8th RENT production that I’ve seen. When
I saw the original cast with Daphne Rubin-Vega, Anthony Rapp, and Adam Pascal I was
moved to the bottom of my soul.
Vocally the kids sang fine last night, but their performances were passionless and
uninspiring. They seemed very young, inexperienced, and disconnected from their roles.
They were not even close to bringing to life their characters. I understand comparing to
the original may not be fair, but these kids were average at best. I know what I saw in 1996
was a soul-stirring movement with “the best of the best,” but professional actors should
have no problem recr
Molly from Cleveland, Ohio
I have seen RENT 5 times including
tonight. What a huge
disappointment! A whole new
generation won’t have the ability to
fall in love with these characters, the
songs, the passion. If you are going to
bring back something as amazing as
RENT, respect it and do it right! There
was zero passion or acting going on.
Many actors were off key or
Unable to hit the notes at all. I felt no
connection or even care for these
characters. More so they ruined RENT
for me. I will never go see another
production of RENT for
Fear I would see this again. The story
was impossible to follow, characters
were soulless and songs were yelled
not sung. The end scene with Roger
and Mimi was ridiculous. This cast
has placed a horrible cloud over
RENT and destroyed it for future
generations. Lastly the whole thing
seemed rushed and glued together.
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