Love

Twenty two years ago I was incredibly fortunate to have been a part of the Original Cast of RENT. I remember when we first learned ‘Seasons of Love’ and then hearing all of our voices blending together as one. It was truly a magical moment. We all felt it. It was special. Then when Gwen and Byron sang, so from their hearts and life experience, both hitting notes we had not yet known they could hit. Byron always spoke with such a deep voice so when he hit that high note before Gwen’s ultra high note we all smiled so big; then glowed from the joy and beauty that was being created in the room. So many great memories of being a part of the process of creating some pretty extraordinary pieces of art. I wake up with a renewed sense of gratitude every day for having the opportunity to learn from all of those very special and magical moments.

Making a new musical or play is a lot of hard work but it’s also a tremendous amount of heart, passion and love from everyone involved. To be in a rehearsal room of any new work is a thrilling and one of a kind experience. Every rehearsal room is different and unique and I am honored to have worked and learned from such amazing artists in every rehearsal room I have been fortunate to be a part of.

Sending love and peace of heart to everyone.

xxRodney

 with Byron Utley and Gwen Stewart at the 10th Anniversary celebration RENT  circa 2006

with Byron Utley and Gwen Stewart at the 10th Anniversary celebration RENT circa 2006