Top 5 personal moments in theatre for 2011:
3. Rent (Off-Broadway production) — August 14, 2011
I only got to see Rent on Broadway once, in 2006. It was an amazing thing, seeing one of my favorite shows in its environment. I saw the show on tour twice after that, but it wasn’t until it came Off-Broadway this year that I was able to see it in New York City again. By that point, it had also been almost two years since I’d seen the show at all. So having it return to my life was so spectacular that I still kind of can’t believe it’s really back.
Honorable Mention: Seeing Ben Thompson as Collins — November 6, 2011
There is something undeniably magical about seeing one of your favorite performers in one of your favorite roles. Especially when he’s as breath-taking as Ben was.