A night at the opera, rocking Puccini NY style
Tickets are already going fast as the show celebrates the 21st anniversary of Rent's original New York opening. An opening that in tragic operatic style, its modern-day composer Jonathan Larson didn't live to see.
As in the original story, the core of the plot centres around a group of under-nourished bohemians - only in Larson's version they are struggling to live in New York's East Village as they are forced to come face-to-face with what really matters in life.
But instead of Puccini's poignant "Your Tiny Hand Is Frozen" , as the artists gather in their garret, Larson wrote exhilarating modern-day classics like Seasons of Love, Take Me or Leave Me, What You Own, One Song Glory and I Should Tell You.