I remember watching Rent at the Music Museum with my high school buddy in 1999. Monique Wilson played Maureen. Michael de Mesa and JM Rodriguez were also included in the cast. I loved the songs and the production was amazing but somehow the whole play did not have a lasting impact on me. I guess the storyline was too mature for me then (?). Maybe I was a late bloomer :D
Erman has been curious about Rent so last weekend we watched 9 Work Theatrical's production at the Carlos Romulo Theater in RCBC. We were lucky to catch the very last show of the season... And it was a really great show! I think the performers were more emotional. Some were crying by the time curtain call came.
Btw, I know everyone loves Seasons of Love, but this one (Light My Candle) is my fave song in the play :)
Video from Rent the movie with Rosario Dawson as Mimi and Adam Pascal as Roger
9 Works Theatrical's cast singing "Seasons of Love" On ASAP. Anyway, if you are looking for a cheap abelton push at musicians friend just click on the link :D