The creation of 'Rent' - the story behind Larson's hit musical
I MD'd Rent a couple of years ago with a local theatre group in a medium sized purpose-built theatre in Surrey. I had the feeling that it was a musical I should experience and explore as an MD, but at first I didn't have a connection with the music. I had to dive into the soundworld and story of Rent to understand and enjoy the musical, and find the incredible depth of artistic vision that lies behind the rock-opera aesthetic. What lay beneath the surface was a moving, heart-wrenching and emotional tale that explores the most intimate parts of the human experience.
Click here to read an article that someone sent to me that helped to to unpick that story a little and connect with it.