One Song to Leave Behind – RENT in Jerusalem

[singlepic id=226 w=240 h=320 float=right]Now that the reviews are out, I am much more comfortable mentioning the local production of the musical Rent: The Jerusalem community center Merkaz Hamagshimim Hadassah has gathered a diverse cast of actors, made up of religious and secular people, new immigrants, foreign students and native Israelis, to perform the Israeli premiere of Jonathan Larson’s Broadway hit which ran for 12 years. I think it would be very interesting to see how the local production touches on the edgy subjects raised by this musical, especially in a city as political as Jerusalem.

Here’s a little taste from the original Broadway production to get you in the mood:

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Director: Rafi Poch
Musical director: Sara Halevi
Conductor: Jeff Rosenschein
Choreography: Marvin Casey
Acting Coach: Kate Nachman Brody

Location: Industrial lot rooftop of El Halev / Merkaz Edna, Pierre Koenig Street, opposite Kanyon Hadar, Talpiyot, Jerusalem
Dates: June 11, 14, 15, 17, 18, 21, 22, 24, 25
Time: 8pm
Tickets: 80 NIS (student discounts available)
Phone: 052-603-9197

Rent Extended – Additional 141,120 Minutes to Catch the Broadway Musical

[singlepic id=56 w=320 h=240 float=right]Although the official website does not show it yet, the Broadway musical hit Rent will play to September 7, 2008 – according to Playbill. That’s an additional three months you have to catch the show. If you are absolutely, positively sure you will not be able to see it live, you can always rent or buy the film version.

Hat tip to Perez

Here is one of the songs that rings particularly true with me:

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One Song Glory – Rent Musical – Lyrics

One song
Glory
One song
Before I go
Glory
One song to leave behind

Find one song
One last refrain
Glory
From the pretty boy front man
Who wasted opportunity

One song
He had the world at his feet
Glory
In the eyes of a young girl
A young girl
Find glory
Beyond the cheap colored lights

One song
Before the sun sets
Glory – on another empty life
Time flies – time dies
Glory – one blaze of glory
One blaze of glory – glory

Find
Glory
In a song that rings true
Truth like a blazing fire
An eternal flame

Find
One song
A song about love
Glory
From the soul of a young man
A young man

Find
The one song
Before the virus takes hold
Glory
Like a sunset
One song
To redeem this empty life

Time flies
And then – no need to endure anymore
Time dies