Cameron H, I'm not sure how no one has recommended Rent, but it is a must. The original cast recording came out when I was a freshman in high school, and I was a theatre kid, so it has a special place in my heart. Regardless, I think it is one of the greatest musicals ever written. Before Hamilton it was my hands down favorite. If you don't fall head over heals in love with Angel and or Collins (I'm down stairs) you might be a sociopath.
Apropos of nothing, long time listener (going back to the Indie 103 days) and first time poster. It took me months to get approved for the boards.