If there is ever a sure fire bet in pretty much every year’s Broadway in Chicago series, it is the contemporary Rent musical. Despite the fact that it is one of longest running musicals in history, Rent musical still continues to sell out night after, if only because the once underground phenomenon has swelled to major mainstream proportions. But even with its popularity, the cast of Rent musical has never watered down the message, which remains unconditional acceptance, regardless of personal, artistic and sexual differences, alongside sticking up for one’s ideals, no matter how intense the prejudgements, scrutiny or pressure from outside influences.
The cast of Rent musical has not changed almost at all since its first release in 1996. This is why fans all over the States keep coming and sing along in the show room. Anthony Rapp and Adam Pascal reprised their roles as Mark and Roger. Though the names of these Rent musical artists are still marquee attractions, it is still amazing how adults in their thirties still manage to pull off characters who are supposed to be in their twenties.
Although the plot of Rent musical takes place in the 1996 Big Apple, a lot has changed. Most notably, the care for AIDS patients and the diminishing of prejudice over sexual orientation. However, it is impossible to ignore the heart wrenching message and the tale of Rent musical. It is a touching tale of love, loss, friendship, betrayal and temptation. All the characters in Rent musical have their own baggage and drama. Add a great score to all these ingredients and you will have songs such as Without You, Light My Candle, La Vie Boheme, and the signature song, Season of Love. Aside from the message and the tale, Rent Musical has many pop culture references, such as flannel shirts, answering machines and pay phones. Rent musical is a wonderful musically moving and socially sensitive show that sends out a message or tolerance, acceptance and love towards people that are different from others.