Giveaway: RENT, the 20th Anniversary Tour, is Coming to National Theatre!

“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

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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!


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105 Responses to Giveaway: RENT, the 20th Anniversary Tour, is Coming to National Theatre!

  1. Ashley

    Anything from Hamilton!

  2. Ginny

    My favorite song is definitely “Out Tonight”!!

  3. Michelle

    La Vie Bohème is my favorite!


    Seasons of Love!

  5. Jessica L

    Such a difficult decision! “Take me or leave me” is my favorite song!

  6. Anne H

    On My Own from Les Miserables !

  7. Laura

    It’s a hard knock life

  8. Kristin C

    Does anybody have a map from dear Evan Hansen

  9. Sonia Mena

    It’s a hard knock life

  10. Theresa

    I’ll second Seasons of Love!

  11. Grace

    I’ll cover you!

  12. Corinne Ingram

    My favorite song from Rent is “another day.” Rent was the first musical my husband and I saw together when we were dating. We’d love to go again 15 years later!

  13. “I Dreamed a Dream” from Lez Mis!

  14. Terri Bauer

    Light My Candle.

  15. Nakia Carter

    La Vie Boheme

  16. Lindsay R

    I dreamed a dream from. Les Miserables

  17. Erin nelson

    Would you light my candle

  18. Jason Wenrich

    High flying adored from Evita

  19. Melissa

    Light My Candle & Out Tonight

  20. Rachel

    In the Heights opening number “In the Heights”!

  21. CS

    Defying Gravity – Wicked

  22. Rebecca w

    We love them all! La Vie Bohem.

  23. Karen Mazie

    Omg, so tough.
    So many others have been mentioned so I’ll say “Do, a deer” from Sound of Music!

  24. Julia Gardner

    Seasons of love!

  25. Dana Turnage Chong

    All that jazz from Chicago

  26. Adrianne Hamilton

    My favorite song from Rent is La Vie Boheme.

  27. Jen Larson

    La Vie Boheme is the best!

  28. Lisa Dreisigmeyer

    Alexander Hamilton

  29. Kim Demirhan

    Out tonight!! This has been my favorite musical since I was in middle school and I’ve never seen it performed professionally live!

  30. Eve McCarey

    Light my candle

  31. Laura

    My favorite song is “Take me for what I am” – what a great belting song!

  32. Lindsay Davis

    Seasons of love

  33. Liz

    I don’t have a favorite song but my husband LOVES Rent and I’d love to surprise him with tickets!!

  34. Elena

    La Vie Boheme!

  35. Nicole

    I have never seen rent but love the seasons of love song

  36. Maria Coppola

    Does Anybody Have a Map?

  37. Mel

    Dear Theodosia from Hamilton!

  38. Michelle McK

    Light my candle from Rent

  39. Danielle

    “Out tonight” from RENT and a ton of from Avenue Q. My two favs 🙂

  40. Barbara Sacks Singer

    “Take me or leave me” although I have had different favorites at different phases of my life. .

  41. Karen K.

    “All I Ask of You” from Phantom

  42. Carrie C. in VA

    My favorite musical song is This is Me from athe Greatest Show!

  43. Danielle

    I hate to admit this but we are not familiar with the show or the music. Would love the opportunity to see it.

  44. Katherine

    Do you hear the people sing!

  45. Nicola Reid

    Immigrants (We get the job done!) from Hamilton. I’m sure a lot of people have said anything from Hamilton but I feel it resonates so much in the current political climate. That and I was 9 months pregnant when we went to see it at the Kennedy Center last year and the baby kicked all through out this song!

  46. Laura

    Love Light My Candle!

  47. Allison Gordon

    Seasons of Love!

  48. Shawn Carnall

    So many to choose from! Bring Him Home, Defying Gravity, Who I’d Be, This is the Moment – just a few!

  49. Brigid McKelvey

    Seasons of love!! Of course!! And every song from Chorus Let be…an oldie but a goodie.

  50. Rebecca S

    Season of love

  51. Lib Mayo

    I love “No day but today” what a powerful, emotional song.

  52. JP Adrian

    Rent: “Seasons” – Overall: either “One Day More” or “Defying Gravity”

  53. Lisa

    Defying gravity

  54. Michelle

    “The Lonely Goatherd” 🙂

  55. Elissa Marie

    Oh I love them all, but I think ‘Light My Candle’ might be my favorite.

  56. Nikki

    “On My Own” from Les Miserables

  57. Jessica Cisneros

    Take me or leave me! The 12th is also my birthday 🙂

  58. Carlie

    Seasons of love!

  59. Lori S

    One of my favorite songs right now is Waving Through a Window, from Dear Evan Hansen

  60. Jacqueline Miller

    Totally F***** from Spring Awakening

  61. Tara

    Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin‘

  62. Jessica Watkins

    My Shot from Hamilton!

  63. Daiani Braga

    It’s a hard knock life

  64. Cfang

    Seasons of love.

  65. Sonja Clark

    Seasons of Love

  66. Marcela

    The Greatest Showman A Million Dreams. It’s a beautiful song.

  67. Jill Langford

    Only one song? That’s tough.
    I’ll go with ‘ Maybe This Time’ from Cabaret.

  68. Lynne R

    Light my candle

  69. erin

    Seasons of love

  70. Donna MacAlester

    My favorite song from a musical is “there are worse things I could do” from Grease! Would love to take my daughter to see Rent!

  71. Robert Millwater

    Light my Candle

  72. Amiad

    Will you light my candle? Always gets stuck in my head.

  73. Mychalene Giampaoli

    So many! This Paris Original (How to Succeed in Business)

  74. Jenny McCambridge

    From Rent La Vie Boheme.

  75. Jesse Bogdan

    West Side Story – Jet Song

  76. Tricia Masi

    Hamilton- My Shot

  77. Katherine

    My daughter would love to go with me to see this! She says her favorite from a musical is Waving Through A Window from Dear Evan Hanson

  78. Laura Walker

    Living In America

  79. Mariene Girdis

    La Vie Boheme

  80. Leanne

    Take me or leave me – very powerful song about owning your identity. Great messaging at any age.

  81. Sadie

    Favorite song from a musical: Dear Theodosia from Hamilton!

  82. Jean L Holman

    Seasons of love

  83. Lindsey S.

    Out Tonight!

  84. Rajae

    It’s a hard knock life

  85. Cee

    Singing in the Rain

  86. Noah Monick

    My Shot

  87. Mariana

    My favorite song is ‘Seasons of Love’ from RENT

  88. Jessica Lux

    One Day More – Les Miserables

  89. Lisa Miller

    My favorite song from a musical is Music of the night from phantom of the opea

  90. Patrick J McCambridge

    Living in America (West Side Story)

  91. Ally

    Master of the house, Les Mis

  92. Alexandra Gerson

    “10 thousand minutes ” song from rent

  93. JL

    “Think of Me” from Phantom of the Opera

  94. Cara Kuiper

    Seasons of Love!

  95. Tim

    If I loved you … words wouldn’t come in an easy way.

  96. Les Miserables “Do you hear the people sing?”

  97. Kay Cook

    Another Day — I went with friends and unfortunately one of my friends 14 year old daughter. She was ruining our entire trip by complaining about EVERYTHING – even that her mother breathed too loud. She did love Rent however, I sang my own version of Another Day to her, after telling her if she did not stop ruining our trip, I was going to drive her back to DC immediately, and I would return to see the play without her another day,

  98. Naomi Barry-Perez

    Isle of Defying Gravity from Wicked

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