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'Rent' Brings 20th Anniversary Tour to San Diego

The hit show that has forever changed the Broadway musical



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January 10–15
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Jonathan Larson’s Rent forever changed the Broadway musical when it debuted in 1996. Suddenly, rock opera was in, and the traditional musical with a talk-talk-sing format became obsolete. Its story about a group of aspiring New York City artists struggling to pay rent, loosely based on Puccini’s La Bohème, spoke to a new generation of theatergoer.

At the same time, its music boldly explored issues like homosexuality, drug addiction, and AIDS in a way that no other musical had done before. This month, Rent brings its 20th anniversary tour to the Civic Theatre. Viva la vie bohème!

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