(photo credit: ITA ARBIT)
The musical Rent has a lot going for it – great music, high emotion and an enviable box-office history. The rock opera pulled in the crowds, originally as a limited three-week production at the New York Theater Workshop in 1994 before moving to Off-Broadway and then to Broadway, where it enjoyed a fabulous 12-year run. In 2005 it was adapted into a movie featuring most of the original cast members. The success of the show led to several national tours, numerous foreign productions and a Tony Award for Best Musical.Now Jerusalem and Tel Aviv audiences will be able to get into the award-winning musical’s grooves when the Starcatcher Theater Company puts on nine performances at Beit Mazia near Nahlaot on March 12 to 26 as part of the Jerusalem Arts Festival, with a one-off show at The Stage in Tel Aviv on March 24.