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Seeing ‘Rent’ (the musical)

Last night, two of my friends and fellow awesome bloggers (a shout out to Katey and Chrissy) and I went to go see Rent. It’s a musical. It makes me cry, a lot, every time I see it.

What was truly remarkable about this latest touring group of Rent is that it includes the original Mark (Anthony Rapp) and Roger (Adam Pascal). I knew it would be an amazing performance. What I didn’t know is that I’d literally be moved to tears when the curtain went up and the two of them were there, live, in front of us. It was like I was a teenager watching the Jonas Brothers live.

Rent is amazing because of it’s story and it’s message. I can’t even tell you what my favorite song is, but I have to say that “No Day But Today” has been in my head all day. Here are Mark and Roger and the cast from the movie singing it:

After we’d gotten in to my car, we were driving past the theater, and saw that there was a crowd gathered. It was Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp leaving from the artist door. I pulled my car over, into a no loading zone, and Katey and Chrissy jumped out to see them. They got autographs. None of us could believe we got to see them again!

Here’s the lovely and amazing Katey face to face with Adam Pascal:

There’s only now
There’s only here
Give in to love
Or live in fear
No other path
No other way
No day but today…