Thursday, January 29, 2015

reviews - RENT - Spotlight Youth Theatre

 "For a youth theatre to seriously attempt the adult themed production and recreate the musical as is – no cuts, no self-censorship; everything intact just as it was on Broadway including f-bombs and some overtly sexual moves – is a bold move to say the least, but to pull it off with the amount of success that this talented group of young performers have done is a considerable achievement.   There are rough patches – how could there not be with such an ambitious and demanding project such as Rent? – but the end result is quite remarkable." -David Appleford, Valley Screen and Stage (click here to read the complete review)

"with an extremely talented group of kids, mostly all of whom are in high school, this young group of performers shows they are more than capable of bringing this very adult story to vibrant life. The eagerness of the young Spotlight cast makes them all quite effective in their portrayals of these young starving artists from 1990.  Rent proves that even when performed by a talented group of teenagers, and a few kids in their very early 20's, that it is still an enjoyable and emotionally effective piece of theatre with an energetic and timeless score.  Spotlight's production of this well-loved musical is first rate." -Gil Benbrook, Talkin' Broadway (click here to read the complete review)

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