Sunday, March 8, 2009

RENT!

Sorry, I know I've been posting lately, but for some reason sick me thinks it's a good idea to post frequently. I'm sure once I get well again (at this rate it may be a while haha) things will go back to normal, but this is too exciting to not blog about tonight. Well, for me at least.

I saw Rent today! It was always a dream of mine to go see it in New York, but when I heard that it was closing in November I was so sad. Then I heard about it's 'last national tour' with Anthony Rapp and Adam Pascall, how could I miss that?! Surely the next best thing to see it on broadway is to see it on tour with two of the OBC! (exclamation points may be excessively used in this entry, I just realized that haha.)

It was nothing short of awesome. Mimi sounded like she had a cold though, but really you could barely tell she did a fantastic job. The entire cast, leading and supporting, sounded amazing. The guy playing Angel did a fantastic job. He was one of my favorite, he had me laughing through half of it! One of my favorite bits was the scene where they are looking for a new coat for Collins and it went down something like this:

*Looks through coats* "No... No... No...Ew. No. no. *lady holds up hideous coat Angel falls over and lies down on the stage and screams* OH MY GOD NO!!!! *shakes leg at it*

Hee, I don't know why, but just the way he shook that heeled leg made me laugh really hard.

Maureen was platinum blonde. That... was slightly odd, but she did an amazing performance. I usually don't like the 'over the moon' song, but I enjoyed this one.

Oh! During 'La Vie Boheme' I remember wanting to dance in my seat and then all of a sudden this little asian chick loses her shirt and is wearing a fuzzy pink bra. I don't know why it surprised me, but I found it funny. Not to mention some hot kisses in the midst of all the dancing.

The girls in front of me were mooning over Adam Pascall. Haha. And the very gay boy behind me squeed like a little girl every time Angel was on the stage. Super cute. I was losing my voice and could only clap like a very enthuasiastic monkey. Sad.

Plus, Anthony Rapp's white boy dancing. So. Freaking. Awesome. Just watching him in Tango Maureen was hilarious.

The orchestra was amazing too, I love the music so much... I think I may have to listen to it tonight. Haha.

The only thing that annoyed me during the show was the back door. When it opened, the light was so freaking bright you couldn't see anything on stage. Mostly because it was shined directly in our direction. It would have been fine it wasn't just this blindingly bright white light. When they dimmed it near the end, that was totally bearable, but at full blast it was painful.

I was so excited about this, I could barely sleep last night (hence the previous blog post). Now I am exhausted and I promised a friend I'd go boarding tomorrow. Hmm.. taking care of myself healthwise is not working very well. Haha.

3 comments:

ohitislove said...

OMG. i want to see this so bad. you make me want to see it more, though. lucky!

Carolyn said...

You should see it! It is all sorts of amazing. I pretty much hunted up and down the internet for presale codes (and then found it on the theatre website right in front of me haha). I don't know where the tour is going next though.

Rent is one of my all time favorite musicals, next to Wicked, Phantom, and Mamma Mia.

sheA said...

Sooooooooooooooooooooooo jealous! But glad that you went to Rent..heh heh ...I a rhymer....