I had an absolutely amazing time with Rachel at RENT last week. Its hard to believe it has already been a week since that incredible day. With how much we did during the trip, and the vacation-recovery-week since then it also feels so much longer in many ways. The memories though? Timeless.
Here we are in the hotel room right before heading out to dinner and then off to Gammage Auditorium to see RENT. This is my absolute favorite picture of us EVER. Just testament to how happy we were to be together again after so long between visits, and how excited we were for RENT. It's an "us" thing.
Here are our RENT tickets, properly shrined in the GORGEOUS gardens outside of Gammage, while we waited for the doors to open for the show.
We were there. And we had cute feet. :)
Here is the 20-foot poster thing on the wall outside of Gammage, showing the play-dates for our beloved RENT. What is really amazing is that Adam Pascal (Roger) and Anthony Rapp (Marc) are performing throughout the tour. Because its the Broadway tour, both decided to join back in the ranks of the RENT cast. If you have seen the movie, these are the actors who played in the movie as well. They also played in these roles the very first time that RENT played off Broadway, and continued to take part in the production for years after. This will unfortunately be Adam Pascal's last touring with RENT, but that also made it all the more special to see.
We didn't get a picture of us with all of our cool RENT gear, but we made out with some awesome goodies. I purchased some RENT flare, and Rachel got a necklace, flare, a poster, and a playbill signed by the entire cast. Proceeds from the playbill purchase went to supporting those whose lives are affected by AIDS, and other life threatening disorders.
RENT live is an emotional experience for me. I mean tears streaming down the face, sniffling in my seat emotional. What can I say? I'm a fangirl. And a sap.
This is a face we made last year right before RENT just for fun...
And this year, for posterity... :)
Until next time.... Viva La Vie Boheme!