$40 for Fighting Chance Productions’ "Rent" for Two at Waterfront Theatre (Up to $88.71 Value)


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This Tony- and Pulitzer-winning rock musical follows an ensemble of artists as they fight through poverty, young love, addiction, and AIDS

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Promotional value expires Aug 19, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person. Reservation required; subject to availability. Redeem on day of show for a ticket at venue Box Office. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at Waterfront Theatre. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must redeem together to sit together.Discount reflects Fighting Chance Productions's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Doors open 1 hour before showtime. HST included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Contrary to popular belief, all the world is not a stage—sometimes people just say things to get attention. See an actual stage with this GrouponLive deal to see Rent, presented by Fighting Chance Productions at the Waterfront Theatre. For $40, you get two tickets for best-available seating (up to an $88.71 value, including all fees). Performances are held from Tuesday, August 7, to Saturday, August 18, at 8 p.m., except for Monday, August 13. Doors open one hour before showtime.

The winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the rock opera Rent features irresistible tunes belted by lovably flawed characters, a combination that spawned a feature film and allowed the show to thrive on Broadway for 12 years. Set in Manhattan's Lower East Side around the late 1980s, the show opens on a group of starving musicians, filmmakers, and creatives as they struggle against their former friend and current landlord for the right to live rent-free. Interspersed with scenes that focus on young love, LGBT issues, and financial stability versus artistic integrity, pairs sing duets such as "Tango: Maureen" and full-ensemble pieces such as the Act Two opener "Seasons of Love." Based on Puccini's classic opera La Boheme, Jonathan Larson's script replaces the plight of tuberculosis with AIDS and addiction, adding urgency to his characters' quest to make a significant and meaningful mark on the world.

With Rent, Fighting Chance Productions douses a third consecutive summer with the sounds of rock opera—a blend of genres that’s more successful than the regrettable death-metal nursery rhymes. A five-piece band on the Waterfront Theatre’s stage—transformed from the Tyee Machinery Building more than three decades ago—helps lend what the Province called a “gritty edge” to “a fantastic summer show.” Ryan Mooney directs the ensemble cast, which includes Emily Canavan as the exotic dancer Mimi, in a performance that the Province praised for “hit[ting] the right notes of confidence and vulnerability.”

Customer Reviews

Great show! Very impressed
Brodie M. · August 26, 2012
A wonderful local production with strong vocal leads. The band was fantastic as was the sound
Alan V. · August 23, 2012
My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed the performance. There were some wonderful voices and talent. My 14-year-old audibly sobbed several times she was so moved. We're looking forward to "Little Shop of Horrors".
Tracy L. · August 21, 2012

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