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I Like It Like That - A Musical

From 8 critic and 136 member reviews
Members say: Great singing, Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Great staging

About the show

Puerto Rican Traveling Theater presents a new tuner about family and music in '70s New York, starring salsa sensation Tito Nieves. Part of Teatro Fest NYC 2016. More…

The Rodriguez family is living in New York City’s El Barrio in the early 1970s, when music was a proud expression of Latino culture amidst neighborhood volatility and social activism. The story centers on patriarch Don Roberto, who tries to instill good values in his children, and faces down the grit and chaos of the era. He works hard to hold his family together, and all the while music and imagination keep their souls afloat. Featuring classic songs by Tito Puente, Eddie Palmieri, Willie Colón, Héctor Lavoe, Rubén Blades, Johnny Pacheco, Pete El Conde, La Lupe, and others. Mostly in Spanish with English supertitles.



92
Entertaining, Funny, Dated, Great singing, Raunchy

See it if You like Salsa music and are interested in supporting Latinos in the arts. The script is not deep but it was entertaining and funny.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals. This show is in Spanish & English, some may have a hard time understanding Spanish & following the subtitles.

92
Great singing, Great staging, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You're curious about The Puerto Rican Traveling Theater! You enjoy Latin song and dance with a story about El Barrio in the 70s

Don't see it if You're looking for ready for broadway theater. You don't enjoy the audience singing along to some of the songs which are Spanish w/subtitles

92
Entertaining, Cliched, Great singing, Absorbing, Delightful

See it if You are a fan of Salsa music. The singing is fantastic. It allows you to forgive some of the cheesy stereotypes they dish out.

Don't see it if You are expecting a big budget production. Also, the translations are terrible. Knowing Spanish made this more enjoyable for me.

Also It was a fun show on a Friday night. The singing is top notch, and whi... Read more Read less

91
Funny, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful, Great music

See it if Latin music New York style! Love the music of the 70's, and like actors/actresses who seem to have fun on stage!

Don't see it if You don't like a show that gets you moving in your seat! You want a polished/flashy production!

Also They need a sing-along night! Music took me back to the 70's!

91
Delightful, Great music & singing, Entertaining, Joyous, Relevant

See it if you like Salsa & Latin music. Richer & funnier if you're Latino or know Spanish but it's not necessary for this fun, joyously performed show

Don't see it if you dislike Salsa, Latin music, PR culture, NY in the 70's or the rare chance of seeing this fun and hugely talented cast and amazing band.

Also A show celebrating the rich history of NYC's el Barrio and the Salsa m... Read more Read less

91
Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful, Funny

See it if You want to see a fun show with great singing. You love 70's salsa music.

Don't see it if You do not like 70's salsa music. You want a show that is all in English. (it does have super titles).

90
Entertaining, Delightful, Great acting, Great singing, Refreshing

See it if you like Salsa and musicals, great actors, great story, fun and refreshing. The music is awesome.

Don't see it if you don't like musicals.

90
Great singing, Great staging, Refreshing, Dancing in the aisles, Delightful

See it if you love salsa music. You will get your fill and more and in this wonderful production.

Don't see it if You do not like traditional musicals. It is very much of this genre and leans heavily on this structure.

90
Enchanting, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Must see

See it if you enjoy melodic, rhythmic Hispanic music and book brilliantly performed, regardless whether you understand Spanish or can read subtitles

Don't see it if you do not enjoy Hispanic music regardless whether you understand Puerto Rican Spanish (subtitles difficult to see from any audience seat)

90
Delightful, Great singing, Funny

See it if you love experiencing a wonderful culture and like salsa music preformed with a lot of humor and energy

Don't see it if you want a tight story-line, it meanders a bit to get in the music but the music is great!

90
Entertaining, Great singing, Refreshing, Hilarious

See it if you want to have the time of your life and enjoy the great salsa hits from the 70s.Great ensemble cast ,exuberant music,and Tito Nieves!

Don't see it if you don't like to have fun.

90
Delightful, Entertaining, Great music/singing

See it if you love Salsa/Latin music in the context of an endearing if slightly clicheed comedy drama, with wonderful singers and a great orchestra.

Don't see it if you expect great acting. The performers are wonderful singers-not great actors, but all gave endearing performances and sang wonderfully.

Also Salsa veteran Jorge Maldonado was the stand-in for Tito Nieves as the ... Read more Read less

90
Clever, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Must see

See it if You love salsa music & the PR culture or want to know more, want to hear great music or to have great night out w score to move your feet.

Don't see it if You hate having to translate, subtitles are really small and incorrect, if you need to know what every word means,

Also Truly enjoyed this show as I am a fan of Tito Nieves. Such great memor... Read more Read less

90
Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Great staging, Hilarious

See it if because it funny, an it also tell a great story about the people of El Barrio. The music, the history as well as what took place. etc etc

Don't see it if There is no reason, even if you don't speak Spanish. There is subtitles.

90
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great singing, Funny, Delightful

See it if Love Salsa meringue, and the sounds of Puerto Rican music. Explosive, amusing, down right entertaining.

Don't see it if Don't like if you don't want to be ethnicaly label.

90
Entertaining, Funny, Nyc way back

See it if You like musicals and Tito Nieves. If you ever wondered what it's like to be Puerto Rican and how we live or are raised. Want a good laugh.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals or City life back in the 70's. Cursing.

90
Relevant

See it if You like salsa music and dancing

Don't see it if You don't like salsa

90
Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Great music, Refreshing

See it if you like-latin/salsa music-jukebox musicals-showed where audience gets take existed and settings along on several songs-bilingual shows

Don't see it if you don't like-reading super titles-occasional jokes/lines lost in translation-lively audiences. you want-strong story/character development

90
Hilarious, Great singing, Funny, Refreshing

See it if You know anything about coming up in the "Barrio" and love Salsa music.

Don't see it if you don't like Salsa music or great acting!! Its a must see

89
Entertaining, Delightful, Funny, Great singing, Resonant

See it if you enjoy Latino culture and music, family drama, and stories set in El Barrio.

Don't see it if you dislike Latino culture or dislike the Spanish language.

Also The cast and orchestra did an amazing job! Subtitles are available if ... Read more Read less

89
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Cliched

See it if You love Tito Nieves, and enjoy Salsa music with a great band (that unfortunately you really don't see!)

Don't see it if you get upset when parts of the dialogue are in Spanish, or you have no interest in great salsa music!

88
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Refreshing

See it if You want to have a fun evening of theatre with lotsa rhythm and heart. You'll be up on your feet dancing by the end.

Don't see it if You want to see a serious play or have trouble following along with a show that uses English and Spanish with English subtitles.

87
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You like stories about New York, salsa and laughing out loud

Don't see it if You want a tragedy or major surprises

86
Clever, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Funny

See it if you like musical period pieces that are family oriented and are truly entertaining for all.

Don't see it if you like dramas or intense shows that will have you on the edge of your seat.

86
Funny, Great singing

See it if you understand Spanish or like Spanish music and dancing.

Don't see it if you don't understand Spanish as you will miss a lot of the dialogue.


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