Friday, October 9, 2009

Seeing 'Rent' (the musical)

Last night, two of my friends and fellow awesome bloggers (a shout out to Katey and Chrissy) and I went to go see Rent. It's a musical. It makes me cry, a lot, every time I see it.

What was truly remarkable about this latest touring group of Rent is that it includes the original Mark (Anthony Rapp) and Roger (Adam Pascal). I knew it would be an amazing performance. What I didn't know is that I'd literally be moved to tears when the curtain went up and the two of them were there, live, in front of us. It was like I was a teenager watching the Jonas Brothers live.

Rent is amazing because of it's story and it's message. I can't even tell you what my favorite song is, but I have to say that "No Day But Today" has been in my head all day. Here are Mark and Roger and the cast from the movie singing it:


After we'd gotten in to my car, we were driving past the theater, and saw that there was a crowd gathered. It was Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp leaving from the artist door. I pulled my car over, into a no loading zone, and Katey and Chrissy jumped out to see them. They got autographs. None of us could believe we got to see them again!

Here's the lovely and amazing Katey face to face with Adam Pascal:

There's only now
There's only here
Give in to love
Or live in fear
No other path
No other way
No day but today...

6 comments:

Sheri said...

Glad you had a fun time out with some friends! :)

Liz said...

I have never seen Rent. Glad that you had a good time!

kateyleigh said...

I love you and I'm so glad we got to do that together... most people would be annoyed by me freaking out every 30 seconds and being all, "I LOVE THIS PART," but not you, no... because you were right there beside me, doing the same thing!
xo

Paula said...

I'm super glad we went, too. I can't wait til "In the Heights" comes to town!!

Everyday Mom Ideas said...

Rent is on my netflix list. Now Im even more thrilled to see it!

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MaureenitaCohenII said...

Words cannot explain how much I love and live for RENT. Best effing musical ever. Enough said. (Hence my Blogger user name).