Jonathan Larson's rock musical RENT was the Musical Theatre Ensemble's first theater production. The musical based on Puccini's La Boheme. It tells about the AIDS crisis in New York city in the 90s.
The production included 16 young artists, both professional and professional students from all over Finland. The show received very positive response from both audiences and critics. This laid the foundation for future productions and Music Theatre Ensemble's work.
RENT was played in Lahti on Vaahterasali in spring 2011
"The songs carry the story instead of becoming separate numbers and the whole show is luscious."
Tiina Hotti, Uusi Lahti
"I don't remember when I was last this touched in a theter. Jermo Grundström's direction honored Larson's fine musical."
Kujerruksia, Theater Blog
"The sensation this show creates is so immense that it simple makes you speechless and takes you with it for a ride."
Lahen uutisia, Uutisblogi