Friday, January 1, 2010
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I'm not really the biggest fan of musicals.
Except for maybe school fieldtrips, I never considered going to the theatre and watch the latest play or the latest musical. Not a single member of our family was a big fan either.
We know it would be really cool to watch a play but never really considered to like make it a priority to watch one. Maybe we can put the blame on movie adaptations.
Maybe we weren't prepared for the Les Miserables or the Phantom of the Operas or the Miss Saigons (which i really, really regret not to have seen it), or the Cats, or whichever play or musical the theatre gods know by heart.
But if I had to cut short my musical play virginity, its got to be with this one hip musical play with a really cool song and a great story to boot - Rent.
I've been hearing about Rent before. I first thought it was a theatre group! Haha! Not until I was aware that it was made into a movie back in 2005. I already knew that it would be one of those musicals that would be cool to watch since it was hip and contemporary, devoid of neo-classicism or rococco or what-not.
Rent is a rock musical with music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson based on Giacomo Puccini's opera La Boheme. It tells the story of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York's Lower East Side in the thriving days of Bohemian Alphabet City, under the shadow of AIDS.
The musical will be shown on a limited run this month of February here in Manila at the Carlos P. Romulo Theater, RCBC Plaza in Makati City.
For pricing and other details, refer to this website.
This post was written by: Jerick Baluyot
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