California Public Theater is presenting the rock musical "RENT" -- the much-loved Jonathan Larson tale of Mark, Roger, Mimi and other New York bohemians struggling with poverty and AIDS at the turn of the 21st Century -- at the Tower Theatre for a short two-performance run. (The closing show is 8 p.m. Saturday.)
A hard-working cast gets through the material, but apart from a few strong vocal and acting performances, much of the production is substandard. With the best seats selling for $38.50 and the cheapest at $23.50, I cannot recommend it, particularly at that price point.