I could write PAGES about the brilliant musical, Rent, but for the purpose of this entry, all you need to know is that the story largely takes place between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day. And because of that, it’s the perfect musical to listen to (or watch, since the final Broadway show was filmed and released, and they made a film version of the musical in 2005) in that span of time between Christmas and New Year’s where you still want to celebrate but are tired of the Bing Crosby. If you don’t know the musical, please check it out, along with the story of its creator and creation. Trust me.
December 30: Cast of Rent, “Happy New Year A / B”