June 24, 2024

“Rent” Opens to Rave Reviews

“Rent,” the latest production of UMW’s Department of Theatre & Dance, has started a buzz on campus and in the community since its opening last Thursday, Nov. 10. The Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical by Jonathan Larson was one of the longest-running Broadway musicals in history. Now, the emotional story has a home at Mary Washington, through Sunday, Nov. 20.

A review in The Free Lance-Star delves into the intensive research and preparation that went into the production, from reading accounts from the late 1980s to meeting with an original cast member of “Rent.”

“The voices were exceptional. Emotions ran high as the cast brought the audience into the streets of New York City,” according to a review in The Bullet.

For ticket information, call the Klein Theatre Box Office at (540) 654-1111 or visit http://umw.tix.com/Schedule.asp?OrganizationNumber=2399.

About Brynn Boyer

Brynn Boyer is assistant director of media and public relations and a 2010 graduate of UMW.