Thinking and Talking about Arts and Culture in Southeast Asia

Podcast 5: Rent; Musicals

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Duration: 28 minutes

Reviewer Karin Lai joins Matt Lyon in conversation about Pangdemonium’s October 2016 production of Rent, the Tony-award-winning Broadway musical by Jonathan Larson about a group of New York City bohemians in the mid-1980’s grappling with love, art, impoverishment, and the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The discussion touches on the theatre company’s trend of staging works dealing with specific underrepresented social issues, and examines this production in comparison with other Broadway musicals staged in Singapore, such as Les Miserables and Wicked. Podcast produced by Matt Lyon. Opening music by Caspar Productions.

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Production Photography
by Crispian Chan for Pangdemonium

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Production Details

Pangdemonium‘s Rent by Jonathan Larson was directed by Tracie Pang and ran from 7 – 23 October 2016 at the Drama Centre Theatre, Singapore.

Starring
Aaron Khaled
Benjamin Chow
Cameron MacDonald
Frances Lee
Juan Jackson
Mina Kaye
Mitchell Lagos
Tabitha Nauser
Andrew Marko
Cheryl Tan
Crenshaw Yeo
Erwin Shah Ismail
Seong Hui Xuan
Siti Maznah
Oliver Pang
Venytha Yoshiantini

 

Selected Reviews and Interviews for Pangdemonium’s Rent

Possibly the best Rent production in S’pore to date by Helmi Yusof  (The Business Times)

Theatre Review: Rent (Beats living with your parents)
by Andre Frois (Buro 24/7)

“Review: Rent by Pangdemonium! [9/10/16]”  (bakchormeeboy)

“[Interview] The Cast of Rent by Natalie Kwan (Campus Magazine)

 

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