When: Fri., March 3, 8 p.m., Sat., March 4, 2 & 8 p.m. and Sun., March 5, 2 & 7:30 p.m. 2017
Those of us of a certain age will find it hard to believe that RENT is blowing through San Antonio on its 20th-anniversary (!) tour: It seems like only yesterday that Jonathan Larson’s Pulitzer-winning musical took America by storm. A contemporary riff on Puccini’s La Bohème, RENT explores the lives of struggling artists in New York’s East Village as they confront such 1990s challenges as income inequality, gentrification, HIV, substance abuse and social marginalization. (Ah, plus ça change … as the bohemians might say.) Larson’s infectious score — with such moving ballads as “Seasons of Love” — has made RENT a mainstay, now, of community theaters; but it’s neat to see director Michael Greif’s work recreated for the tour.