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Monday, February 27, 2006

More Shameless

I saw the musical "Rent" this weekend and haaaaaaaated it. But instead of taking my anger out in the review a la Korn, I was relatively restrained.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

bummer man. i wonder how it compared to the one i saw. i'll have to read the article when i get into work-m

11:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rent is musical theatre, you basically described musical theatre in your review and then said you disliked it for the same reasons. Do you not like m.t. or is it just a bad interpretation on my part?

What about jc superstar, wicked, les mis, miss siagon; have you seen them and what is your opinion?

1:27 PM  
Blogger Steve Hyden said...

I think it's a bad interpretation on your part. I like "M.T.," I just don't think "Rent" is a very good example of it. Like I said in the review, I don't think the show has aged very well. Some of the trendier songs (in particular, "Today 4 U" and "Contact,") are just awful, and the themes are handled with zero subtlty. (Turns out "Team America" didn't exaggerate much.)

Oh, and to answer your other question: it's ok, haven't seen it, no, and haven't seen it.

1:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, like, how did they get a stage version of Rent together so fast when that movie just came out last year?

I thought they were just showing the movie at the PAC.

I didn't see it, because the trailer just looked like a recycled "Cop Rock" episode.

It's too bad that show isn't on anymore.

3:16 PM  
Blogger Steve Hyden said...

The show was already on tour before the movie came out.

You might be the only person that misses "Cop Rock."

3:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

cop rock. i suppose, at least, it was different.

5:52 PM  
Anonymous ME said...

I also saw Rent at the PAC and did agree with some of your comments. I watched Reality Bites today and got the same gay/love/music/AIDS/20-something fix I got from watching Rent. Plus it was a lot cheaper and Ethan Hawke/Winona Ryder are much better looking.

12:37 AM  

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