RENT The Musical at Hoboken High School February 8th -10th
RENT the musical will be performed in February 2013 at the Hoboken High School on the following dates and times this winter:
- February 8th 7pm
- February 9th 2pm
- February 9th 7pm
- February 10th 2pm
- $7 general admission
- $5 students
- $3 seniors
- New: $15 family pack: parents and siblings of performers only may pay $15.00 to attend all three shows. These must be purchased in advance.
Danielle Miller, Director, discusses RENT :
Hoboken High School’s Musical will be RENT School Edition . The characters are a group of young people who are trying to find their place in the world. Rent is about forming a community of people around you whom you trust and who can help you better understand yourself as an individual. These characters are looking for that “connection in an isolated age”. Based on “La Boheme,” the Opera by Giacomo Puccini, Larson took the idea of being a struggling artist and used this concept to write about his own struggles with life and love.
The theme of RENT , in my opinion, is not about sexual orientation or coping with AIDS but rather about accepting each person’s differences through love; and that it does not matter how long you are on Earth but what you do with your time while you are here that matters most. It was not just the appeal of this message, however, that attracted the kids, but how closely many of the characters and their struggles mirrored those of the students in our high school.
After Superstorm Sandy, which left all of Hoboken flooded, thousands of residents homeless, and many students displaced, I feel now more than ever it is important to embrace what is really important in life and that is family, friendships, and love. These are things that can never be taken away from you. It was amazing to watch a town come together and support each other. Seeing residents who had just lost their entire homes including every possession they ever owned receiving hugs, laughter, smiles, and warm meals from complete strangers, puts the meaning of life into perspective. Rent , with its themes of struggle and hope, is exactly the type of musical this town needs in a time when we are focusing on rebuilding our schools and community.
The Hoboken High School is located at 800 Clinton Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030
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