“How do you measure, measure a year?”
If that line makes you want to start singing about 525,600 minutes (or if you haven’t heard it but are intrigued), then you’ll be excited about this: RENT, the hit Broadway musical, is coming to National Theatre in November on its 20th Anniversary Tour! And I have a pair of tickets up for grabs for the opening night performance.
In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway…and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. Now, this Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production.
A reimagining of Puccini’s La Bohème, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters — love.
RENT – 20th Anniverary Tour
Where: National Theatre | Downtown DC
When: November 12-17, 2019
Tickets: $54 – $117
Run time: 2 hours, 35 minutes, including one intermission
Recommended for ages 13 and up
Giveaway: For a chance to win a pair of tickets to see RENT at National Theatre on November 12, 2019, at 7:30pm, simply leave a comment below telling me your favorite song from a musical. Get an extra chance to win by entering on the KidFriendly DC Facebook Page, too. This giveaway will run through Friday, November 1, 2019, then a winner will be picked at random and notified shortly thereafter. Good luck!