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(AZCentral)   Parents are outraged that their high school students would be exposed to the filth contained in the musical 'Rent' that includes but is not limited to a woman mooning the audience. "We sent a letter of concern"   (azcentral.com) divider line 96
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2014-04-19 02:44:00 AM
Andrew McConaghie of Mesa said his 17-year-old daughter and "rows and rows" of students filed out of Gammage Auditorium last week when a song from the show was performed during a larger concert showcasing the university's various musical ensembles.

Self-righteous Mormons. One got up, so the rest had to leave.
 
2014-04-19 08:01:50 AM
I'd object to my kids seeing "Rent" because it was an overrated piece of garbage that shamelessly brutalized one of Puccini's best works.
 
2014-04-19 08:12:02 AM
Someone mooned the audience in Rent?  I must have seen the PG version.  Or didn't care enough to remember it.

Nabb1: I'd object to my kids seeing "Rent" because it was an overrated piece of garbage that shamelessly brutalized one of Puccini's best works.


And this.
 
2014-04-19 08:37:54 AM
The Rent is too damn wry
 
2014-04-19 08:40:45 AM
Big farking deal. I went to see a nude opera in high school. Didn't have any idea what it was when I got tickets and I didn't come out scarred for life. Didn't really care for it, but I'm not an opera fan.
 
2014-04-19 09:30:01 AM
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-04-19 09:32:26 AM
There's only one letter difference between Mesa and Mensa.
 
2014-04-19 09:35:35 AM

Nabb1: I'd object to my kids seeing "Rent" because it was an overrated piece of garbage that shamelessly brutalized one of Puccini's best works.


And we're done here.

/Although I wonder what their reaction would have been to watching La Boheme
 
2014-04-19 09:36:46 AM
Why hasn't the actress and everyone involved been arrested and placed on a sex offender registry?
 
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2014-04-19 09:38:06 AM
Play a few from Avenue Q and really watch their heads explode.
 
2014-04-19 09:41:26 AM
Seriously?

There are seventeen year old kids who HAVEN'T seen a woman's naked ass these days?

And there are parents who believe their snowflakes haven't seen such horror?
 
2014-04-19 09:47:49 AM
I saw Rent because my significant other likes it.  It was "alright".

What is the point of musicals in this day and age, however?  I realize that at one time this shiat was what one went to the theater to see for some reason, and that theatrical musicals were basically a way to get Broadway to the masses, but these days?

Who farking cares about musicals?

Is there anyone in the younger generations that cares?  And yes, I get that Frozen is huge right now.

Frozen farking sucked.  And don't give me that "you just don't like musicals" bullshiat, because I absolutely love me some Disney.  Frozen was terrible.  I don't care how many blu-rays were sold.  It is NOT a classic.
 
2014-04-19 09:50:57 AM
No problem. Show John Waters films first. Then Rent. Then listen to the sweet sweet silence over Rent.
 
2014-04-19 09:51:53 AM

Nabb1: I'd object to my kids seeing "Rent" because it was an overrated piece of garbage that shamelessly brutalized one of Puccini's best works.


All of this.

Also, I really don't care for musicals.
 
2014-04-19 09:52:39 AM

PunGent: Seriously?

There are seventeen year old kids who HAVEN'T seen a woman's naked ass these days?

And there are parents who believe their snowflakes haven't seen such horror?


At this point any ass that's still mired in an off-off-off-Broadway showing of Rent is completely tapped out.  The parents feel their kids deserve contemporary ass, that is naked, and more relevant than the AIDS epidemic in urban environments.
 
2014-04-19 09:52:57 AM
A strongly-worded letter?
 
2014-04-19 09:53:32 AM

frepnog: I saw Rent because my significant other likes it.  It was "alright".

What is the point of musicals in this day and age, however?  I realize that at one time this shiat was what one went to the theater to see for some reason, and that theatrical musicals were basically a way to get Broadway to the masses, but these days?

Who farking cares about musicals?

Is there anyone in the younger generations that cares?  And yes, I get that Frozen is huge right now.

Frozen farking sucked.  And don't give me that "you just don't like musicals" bullshiat, because I absolutely love me some Disney.  Frozen was terrible.  I don't care how many blu-rays were sold.  It is NOT a classic.


And that goddamn song that the internet won't shut up about.

/inb4 'u mad, bro?'
 
2014-04-19 09:57:00 AM
And FWIW, I prefer my La Boheme with Nick Cage and Cher

/spare me the AIDS
//AND GET IN MY BED!
 
2014-04-19 10:05:20 AM

Nabb1: I'd object to my kids seeing "Rent" because it was an overrated piece of garbage that shamelessly brutalized one of Puccini's best works.


This.

I can't say I know the source material, so maybe I wasn't being all that fair... but my gripe with Rent is that the characters weren't very interesting, and the music mediocre.
  I never understood why it got so much love. All I got out of it is the rather sloppy message of " people's lives are messy." and  "Life is hard, and it's harder for people with HIV" thing.

I get it that the characters on the surface might be hard to relate to, and that we're probably supposed to "grow" to love them.  But it was just to much ( or too little )

A musical version of Trainspotting would have been more successful if that was the idea.
 
2014-04-19 10:07:00 AM

frepnog: I saw Rent because my significant other likes it.  It was "alright".

What is the point of musicals in this day and age, however?  I realize that at one time this shiat was what one went to the theater to see for some reason, and that theatrical musicals were basically a way to get Broadway to the masses, but these days?

Who farking cares about musicals?

Is there anyone in the younger generations that cares?  And yes, I get that Frozen is huge right now.

Frozen farking sucked.  And don't give me that "you just don't like musicals" bullshiat, because I absolutely love me some Disney.  Frozen was terrible.  I don't care how many blu-rays were sold.  It is NOT a classic.


I'm not a huge musical fan, but Book of Mormon was pretty good.

/overpriced, but the wife wanted tix for Xmas
 
2014-04-19 10:12:42 AM

PunGent: Book of Mormon


Yeah, but that is basically South Park.  Musical or not, stuff Trey does is on another level.
 
2014-04-19 10:14:52 AM

pxlboy: frepnog: Frozen farking sucked.  And don't give me that "you just don't like musicals" bullshiat, because I absolutely love me some Disney.  Frozen was terrible.  I don't care how many blu-rays were sold.  It is NOT a classic.

And that goddamn song that the internet won't shut up about.


Fine, tastes differ, whatever floats, but I'll point out that you two brought it up.
 
2014-04-19 10:16:06 AM
You guys are all focusing on the wrong element of this story- the play. The real issue here is the PARENTS and what colossal douchebags 99% they are. Why do people with children become so monumentally smug and self-righteous? Seriously- why does that happen? Is it hard-wired? Is it learned?
 
2014-04-19 10:25:49 AM

MooseUpNorth: pxlboy: frepnog: Frozen farking sucked.  And don't give me that "you just don't like musicals" bullshiat, because I absolutely love me some Disney.  Frozen was terrible.  I don't care how many blu-rays were sold.  It is NOT a classic.

And that goddamn song that the internet won't shut up about.

Fine, tastes differ, whatever floats, but I'll point out that you two brought it up.


I'll be the first to admit that sometimes, there are things that get massively popular that just mystify me.

Frozen.  50 Shades of Gray.  Twilight.  Left Behind.  The DaVinci Code.

All of those things were\are incredibly popular.  All also suck harder than a crack whore at a truck stop.
 
2014-04-19 10:37:43 AM
Jeezus, this society will not survive. Seeing a woman's naked backside in a controlled environment is probably the most wholesome thing that happened on the ASU campus that day. It's college for chrissake!
 
2014-04-19 10:42:43 AM

frepnog: I saw Rent because my significant other likes it.  It was "alright".

What is the point of musicals in this day and age, however?  I realize that at one time this shiat was what one went to the theater to see for some reason, and that theatrical musicals were basically a way to get Broadway to the masses, but these days?

Who farking cares about musicals?

Is there anyone in the younger generations that cares?  And yes, I get that Frozen is huge right now.

Frozen farking sucked.  And don't give me that "you just don't like musicals" bullshiat, because I absolutely love me some Disney.  Frozen was terrible.  I don't care how many blu-rays were sold.  It is NOT a classic.


mlpchan.net 

I love theater in general...musicals and opera are my favorite, though.  I loved Frozen, too, and despite your protestations, Frozen is a Disney classic.
 
2014-04-19 10:55:01 AM
I used to help a coworker/friend put on plays from time to time.  One of the early ones I worked on had a scene where a male character bared his backside to the audience tastefully and cromulently.  Nothing sexual or dirty about it but I thought it was a risky idea for him to invite some of his female high school students to the show.  Maybe he invited everyone but only a few girls showed up.  It's one thing for kids to see "an" ass.  It's another to see "Mr. Franklin's"* ass.  Fortunately, they didn't get all giggly and there wasn't any parental outrage.

*not his real name
 
2014-04-19 10:57:05 AM

bborchar: Frozen is a Disney classic.


Talk to me in five years when no one remembers it, the animation looks incredibly dated, and it has virtually disappeared from society.

It is no "Little Mermaid".  Hell, it is no "Aladdin" - and parts of Aladdin are INCREDIBLY dated.

If you like it, great.  Lots of people do.  It is completely disposable, forgettable entertainment, however.
 
2014-04-19 11:00:00 AM

frepnog: bborchar: Frozen is a Disney classic.

Talk to me in five years when no one remembers it, the animation looks incredibly dated, and it has virtually disappeared from society.

It is no "Little Mermaid".  Hell, it is no "Aladdin" - and parts of Aladdin are INCREDIBLY dated.

If you like it, great.  Lots of people do.  It is completely disposable, forgettable entertainment, however.


IMO, Frozen is better than either of those two movies.

But keep making up reasons to hate a kids' movie if it makes you feel better.
 
2014-04-19 11:12:17 AM

bborchar: But keep making up reasons to hate a kids' movie if it makes you feel better.


I don't WANT to hate it.  I was pretty hot to see it, as I said, I love me some Disney.  However, by the second damn song, I was ready to jam forks into my ears.  It was just farking terribad.

I just don't get why it became so popular.  And mark my words, in five years, no one will remember it.  The proposed stage musical will never hit even the Lion King's heights.

Chicago (the film) was massively popular.  No one remembers or cares about that piece of shiat.
 
2014-04-19 11:15:30 AM

frepnog: Who farking cares about musicals?

Is there anyone in the younger generations that cares?


Considering I just sat through a 3+ hour awards show for high school musical theater, in a mid-size city in central Texas, I'd have to say: you damn right the younger generation cares. A big chunk of 'em anyway.
 
2014-04-19 11:19:48 AM

Nabb1: I'd object to my kids seeing "Rent" because it was an overrated piece of garbage that shamelessly brutalized one of Puccini's best works.


Seconded. I saw it when it was on Broadway. Of all the musicals I saw, this one was the worst of the bunch.
 
2014-04-19 11:20:31 AM

frepnog: bborchar: But keep making up reasons to hate a kids' movie if it makes you feel better.

I don't WANT to hate it.  I was pretty hot to see it, as I said, I love me some Disney.  However, by the second damn song, I was ready to jam forks into my ears.  It was just farking terribad.

I just don't get why it became so popular.  And mark my words, in five years, no one will remember it.  The proposed stage musical will never hit even the Lion King's heights.

Chicago (the film) was massively popular.  No one remembers or cares about that piece of shiat.


No, it probably wont. But that's an awfully high standard to try to "even" reach.
http://www.playbill.com/news/article/185045-The-Lion-King-Crowned-Fo ur th-Longest-Running-Show-in-Broadway-History
 
2014-04-19 11:23:22 AM
If they didn't like the second verse of "La Vie Boheme", good thing they didn't stick around for "Contact."
 
2014-04-19 11:28:03 AM

frepnog: I saw Rent because my significant other likes it.  It was "alright".

What is the point of musicals in this day and age, however?  I realize that at one time this shiat was what one went to the theater to see for some reason, and that theatrical musicals were basically a way to get Broadway to the masses, but these days?

Who farking cares about musicals?

Is there anyone in the younger generations that cares?  And yes, I get that Frozen is huge right now.

Frozen farking sucked.  And don't give me that "you just don't like musicals" bullshiat, because I absolutely love me some Disney.  Frozen was terrible.  I don't care how many blu-rays were sold.  It is NOT a classic.


If frozen counts, does nightmare before christmas count as a musical? I enjoyed the hell out of that.
 
2014-04-19 11:30:18 AM

KeeptheChief: But that's an awfully high standard to try to "even" reach.


True.  I've seen it.  It was great.

Smackledorfer: If frozen counts, does nightmare before christmas count as a musical? I enjoyed the hell out of that.


yes, it counts, and I love it too.  Frozen isn't fit to suck one of Jack Skellington's turds.
 
2014-04-19 11:34:34 AM
The teens were so shocked they went right home and sexted naked pics of themselves to each other.
 
2014-04-19 11:37:38 AM

Walker: The teens were so shocked they went right home and sexted naked pics of themselves to each other.


The important thing isn't what they did in private, it is how horrified everyone pretended to be in public. Religions at that level are all about image. It proves to others that you are a good person if you feign outrage. Or something. I don't really know anymore.
 
2014-04-19 11:40:46 AM

PunGent: Seriously?

There are seventeen year old kids who HAVEN'T seen a woman's naked ass these days?

And there are parents who believe their snowflakes haven't seen such horror?


Right? Do peoples IQs drop when they have kids?
 
2014-04-19 11:44:38 AM

frepnog: Talk to me in five years when no one remembers it, the animation looks incredibly dated, and it has virtually disappeared from society.


I keep waiting for that to happen with Cats but it keeps making return runs almost 40 years later.
 
2014-04-19 11:46:24 AM

frepnog: bborchar: But keep making up reasons to hate a kids' movie if it makes you feel better.

I don't WANT to hate it.  I was pretty hot to see it, as I said, I love me some Disney.  However, by the second damn song, I was ready to jam forks into my ears.  It was just farking terribad.

I just don't get why it became so popular.  And mark my words, in five years, no one will remember it.  The proposed stage musical will never hit even the Lion King's heights.

Chicago (the film) was massively popular.  No one remembers or cares about that piece of shiat.


You're right, absolutely no one will remember it.

...except the millions of girls and boys of all ages who absolutely loved it and the parents (like myself) who have spent months watching as every single item of Frozen merchandise has flown off the shelves the very moment it arrives.  I'm sure we will COMPLETELY forget all of the themed birthday parties, dresses, dolls, etc.  And I'm sure I will forget that as I type this, my 5 year old daughter is sitting in the dining room, dressed up in her Anna costume and coloring in her Frozen coloring book while she sings "Let It Go" under her breath.

Yes, I and many other people will completely forget this movie and the impact it has had on our lives for months.
 
2014-04-19 11:47:46 AM
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.. because kids are in school to learn, not play act a bunch of BS.
 
2014-04-19 11:52:20 AM

frepnog: What is the point of musicals in this day and age, however?  I realize that at one time this shiat was what one went to the theater to see for some reason, and that theatrical musicals were basically a way to get Broadway to the masses, but these days?

Who farking cares about musicals?

Is there anyone in the younger generations that cares?  And yes, I get that Frozen is huge right now.

Frozen farking sucked.  And don't give me that "you just don't like musicals" bullshiat, because I absolutely love me some Disney.  Frozen was terrible.  I don't care how many blu-rays were sold.  It is NOT a classic.


People now like musicals for same reasons people have always liked musicals.  Music can add to the emotional impact of a story in ways words alone just can't manage.    Even non-musicals rely strongly on background music to set the tone of a scene, but when the music is part of the story it adds both depth to the emotion and a layer of abstraction that makes it easier to handle.  

Of course, it needs to be good music paired with a good story, you can't just throw music at a story and expect it to work.
 
2014-04-19 12:04:52 PM

frepnog: I saw Rent because my significant other likes it.  It was "alright".

What is the point of musicals in this day and age, however?  I realize that at one time this shiat was what one went to the theater to see for some reason, and that theatrical musicals were basically a way to get Broadway to the masses, but these days?

Who farking cares about musicals?

Is there anyone in the younger generations that cares?  And yes, I get that Frozen is huge right now.

Frozen farking sucked.  And don't give me that "you just don't like musicals" bullshiat, because I absolutely love me some Disney.  Frozen was terrible.  I don't care how many blu-rays were sold.  It is NOT a classic.


My daughter is graduating in two weeks as a musical theater major. She's spent at least two summers helping with musical theater camps for school age kids.

Yep, the younger generation cares about musicals.

Most of the kdis in her program are gay though.

Yes that includes my kid (I think she's bi, but who cares anymore.)

I have to meet her girlfriend this weekend. I'm kinda freaking out. Does this mean they're serious?

Jesus, I hate being a parent.
 
2014-04-19 12:13:04 PM

bborchar: Yes, I and many other people will completely forget this movie and the impact it has had on our lives for months.


Left Behind was a goddamned cultural phenomenon and sold millions of books.
Twilight probably even MORE so.


One has been forgotten for years now and one is pretty much on its way.

Hell, Chicago (the film) actually set records for how much money it made.  Almost completely forgotten.

When your five year old is ten, see if she still gives a crap about Frozen.  She won't.

In 20 years, "A Nightmare Before Christmas" will likely be re-released to theaters AGAIN.

You'll never see Frozen in theaters again, unless it is a THIS YEAR money grab.

I'm glad you and your kid enjoy it.  It is still crap. Forgettable, by-the-numbers crap.

Sorry.
 
2014-04-19 12:15:23 PM

Hermione_Granger: My daughter is graduating in two weeks as a musical theater major. She's spent at least two summers helping with musical theater camps for school age kids.

Yep, the younger generation cares about musicals.


You actually called it here and didn't realize it.

Gay kids like musicals.  So that means that possibly one percent of kids today give a crap about them.

Your average teenager doesn't.
 
2014-04-19 12:16:16 PM

frepnog: bborchar: But keep making up reasons to hate a kids' movie if it makes you feel better.

I don't WANT to hate it.  I was pretty hot to see it, as I said, I love me some Disney.  However, by the second damn song, I was ready to jam forks into my ears.  It was just farking terribad.

I just don't get why it became so popular.  And mark my words, in five years, no one will remember it.  The proposed stage musical will never hit even the Lion King's heights.


Let it go.  Let it go.  Turn away and slam the door.  You don't care what we're going to say.  Let the storm rage on.
 
2014-04-19 12:17:50 PM

rugman11: frepnog: bborchar: But keep making up reasons to hate a kids' movie if it makes you feel better.

I don't WANT to hate it.  I was pretty hot to see it, as I said, I love me some Disney.  However, by the second damn song, I was ready to jam forks into my ears.  It was just farking terribad.

I just don't get why it became so popular.  And mark my words, in five years, no one will remember it.  The proposed stage musical will never hit even the Lion King's heights.

Let it go.  Let it go.  Turn away and slam the door.  You don't care what we're going to say.  Let the storm rage on.


You could tell me all day that Twilight is good.  It isn't.
 
2014-04-19 12:21:20 PM
You need help frepnog.
 
2014-04-19 12:30:19 PM
I really liked "Rent." I use the soundtrack as workout music at the gym. And if Rosario Dawson doesn't have the best ass below 14th street, she'll do until a better one comes along.

"Frozen" was OK, but I think you need to be 8- to 16-year-old girl to really lose your mind over it.
 
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