Curtain Comes Down in "Rent" in Rowlett

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    NEW YORK - JUNE 15: The cast of Rent performs onstage during the 62nd Annual Tony Awards held at Radio City Music Hall on June 15, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

    "Rent: School Edition" will not be taking the stage at Rowlett High School in late January, according to Reavis Wortham, Garland ISD director of communications.

    The Rowlett Lakeshore Times reports concerns over the division the musical was causing was the reason for the cancellation.

    Wortham said that in light of the recent controversy surrounding the selection of this musical, next year the Garland School District will implement a new mechanism that will review future productions for age-appropriate content and themes.

    The parents of some Rowlett High School students said the school's choice of musical was inappropriate because it glamorizes drug use and homosexuality.

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