Last night was probably like the coolest and best night/day of this whole year. And I totally wish I was exaggerating because that would mean the last year has been uberly lame-o (HA), but I am totally not.
Amity High School put on the play “Rent”, which as those who have seen it know, is the best and most epic play ever written! And for those who don’t here is a quick summary:
1. It’s an update of (perhaps the 4th best musical ever and best opera ever written) ‘La Boheme‘.
2. It’s about a group of friends living in New York City. Some of them live in this kind of warehouse/apartment building and through really weird circumstances all meet and become friends (basically…). They battle AIDS, paying the rent, and learning that their lease on life may not be as long as they believe. As these elements test the characters such as betraying friends, protests, questions of faithfulness, drug abuse, and time try to tear them apart (oh this is sounding so melodramatic!).
3. It is a musical, and the music is so epic.
4. I just cannot describe how epic it is. The music will make you laugh and cry. I can’t really describe the plot because it is so…EVERYTHING, that it’s pretty hard to describe. Basically, rent ‘Rent’ and you won’t regret it. And this whole numbering system isn’t working out too good for me.
Anyway, these kids at the high school put on “Rent”, which is basically taking on the mother tiger of all musicals, and I just don’t have words to describe how infinitely awesome it was. They had this energy and chemistry that was absolutely phenomenal, and they were totally believable. You forgot that these were sophomores, juniors, senior. You forgot that Mimi didn’t really have AIDS, that Angel wasn’t really dying, and that they weren’t all in New York City, Bohemian-ing it up. It just blew my mind how fricken awesome they were! I can’t even put into words that kind of energy, only that I’ve seen a lot of plays and this one tops them all! OH! Annnnddd on top of all that, they had such INCREDIBLE voices, equally as good as the original Rent-ers! Aww soooo good!
After the show, I got to MEET THE CAST! I mean OMG right?? And they were the coolest people ever, so friendly and genuine. They told me that they were singing for me (OMG), and I ‘inspired’ them, which obviously shocked the hell out of me, and humbled me greatly! I mean THESE kids were MY inspiration! I was totally honored to meet them…it was just incredible, their kindness and energy. It was totally unbelievable. I was so happy afterwards, even though I was so tired and hurt so much from clapping (I know, LAME!). I was happier than I have been in a year, probably more.
And the BESSSTTEST part is…I GET TO GO AGAIN TONIGHT! I know right, you all are so jealous!
If anyone from Amity High ‘Rent’ cast reads this, please know that you’ve shook up my world, and given me new reasons to push forward and get better! Your passion and talent is most righteous. Thank you for rocking out! Peace it!