When: Fri., Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m., Sat., Feb. 22, 2 & 7:30 p.m. and Sun., Feb. 23, 1 & 6:30 p.m. 2020
Jonathan Larson's musical Rent changed how people approached the form when it swept onto Broadway in 1996. Larson crafted a story about real people rather than creating a spectacle, using his characters — a group of twenty-something artists trying to make it without selling out — to connect with audiences in a way that descending helicopters and plummeting chandeliers could not. Two decades later, the show still resonates with audiences, so Rent is back on the road. The twentieth anniversary tour (plus a couple years) of Rent comes to the Fox Theatre (527 North Grand Boulevard; www.fabulousfox.com) for five shows this weekend. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday (February 21 to 23). Tickets are $29 to $105.