The Basler Zeitung (Basel’s leading daily newspaper) wrote:
"Because the actors did not limit themselves to being on the stage only, but moved out into the audience, including the bar, the audience had a total immersion in the emotions of RENT."
The musical magazine That’sMusical.de wrote:
"The Querfeldhalle is a converted industrial space, making it the perfect location to stage RENT. The director Krista Jaquet was able to bring out clearly the narrative action. The actors made use of the entire space, not just the stage, putting the audience right in the middle of the action." "Daniel Raaflaub, who plays Roger, put his powerful voice to good use in the song 'One Song Glory.' Nadja Scheiwiller played an excellent Mimi, with a strong voice and agile acting. Anthony Hehir played Benny with the right amount of arrogance towards his former roommates from his old apartment."
"Sylvia Heckendorn as Maureen and Rahel Fischer as Joanne were splendid in both their acting and singing. Angel was played wonderfully by Julian David, while Stefan Raaflaub was outstanding in both acting and singing in the role of Tom Collins."
The following are comments that were left on our RENT Facebook page:
"I've seen a number of productions of RENT. Last night's show was by far the most moving one. Congratulations to the cast and crew!"
"The show was fantastic and we enjoyed it very much! Thank you for a wonderful evening!"
"You were wonderful last night! Thank you so much for an awesome evening with your beautiful voices and great acting!"
"Opening night was outrageous and outstanding - literally, a full-house standing ovation! Dancing (very sexy), singing, acting, and ooooooh! The music at high power the entire performance. Staging was excellent, characters believable, costumes great -- such a fun evening. BIG CONGRATS! to the production team, staff, musicians and entire marvelous cast."