Review: "RENT"

RENT’s heart, music still accessible 20 years later

Posted: March 3, 2018 at 12:35 p.m.

Very limited tickets remain for Jonathan Larson's rock musical "RENT," showing at the Walton Arts Center through Sunday.

Last night, with a nearly sold out house at Fayetteville's Walton Arts Center, I saw Jonathan Larson's "RENT" for the very first time. It still surprises even myself I've gone this long without ever seeing a staging, missing out on the movie, not even hearing any more of the music than "Seasons of Love" at Christmas time. So as a theater fan, I've been looking forward to this since the WAC announced their Broadway season last spring -- if for absolutely no other reason than to finally experience the significance of the art form's former "Hamilton."

FAQ

‘Rent’

WHEN — 8 p.m. March 3; 2 & 7:30 p.m. March 4

WHERE — Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville

COST — $64-$100

INFO — 443-5600

FYI — “Rent” includes adult language and adult situations. The movie version was rated PG-13.

FYI

Ticket Lottery

Set For ‘Rent’

A lottery before each performance of “Rent” will offer a limited number of $23 tickets.

Two and a half hours before each performance, lottery entrants may visit the McBride Studio and print their name and the number of tickets (1 or 2) they are requesting on a card provided by Walton Arts Center staff.

Two hours before curtain time, names will be drawn at random for a limited number of tickets priced at $23 each. Winners must be present at the time of the drawing and show valid ID to purchase tickets. Limit one entry per person and two tickets per winner. Tickets are subject to availability.

The tradition of discounted tickets began in 1996 in New York when the show moved to Broadway. The producers of the show are committed to continuing the tradition of offering discounted orchestra seats in each city where the show will play.

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