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.
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
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.
See it if You like great singing which gives you a real taste of the Puerto Rican barrio of the 70's. The singing and dancing were excellent.
Don't see it if You don't like a show which is bilingual Spanish with subtitles, although the subtitles at times are very clever. Small seats quaint theater
See it if You want to feel alive with the passion of joy, humor, heartache in a story woven with Latin music.
Don't see it if You are not interested in Latin music or the Latinx experience.
See it if you love Spanish singing and dancing and musicals
Don't see it if you dont understand Spanish life and characters in the Barrio
See it if You love Salsa, are interested in Ouerto Rican culture & NYC history (also if u speak Spanish)
Don't see it if You don't speak Spanish and don't appreciate reading subtitles or salsa.
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.
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.
See it if You want to see a story about a family living in east Harlem in the 70s. Great staging, singing and performance!
Don't see it if Want to see a serious drama with no singing and dancing.
See it if You have a good command of the Spanish language and want a lively well staged musical. It's a small theater so all seats are great
Don't see it if You mind reading subtitles and if you mind missing out on some jokes told in Spanish.
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!
See it if you enjoy taking in other cultures, or if this is your culture that is being celebrated - fantastic salsa music and an enthusiastic cast!
Don't see it if you don't like loud, lively music sung in Spanish.
See it if ...you want to enjoy a fun-filled evening, replete with great acting, music and comedy. A must see!
Don't see it if ....you don't want to have fun.
See it if You love Salsa, love wonderful acting and singing, and want to be totally lost in the moment. I did not want this show to end!
Don't see it if You're dead, or prefer to be miserable.
See it if Love musicals. Exceptional singing capturing the essence of 70s NYC Bario. Audience breaks into song and laughter. Thick w Hispanic culture
Don't see it if You have no interest in Hispanic culture and have difficulty understanding thick Latin accents.
See it if You like music with rythm and heart. You like Spanish music and rhythms. You don't mind reading subtitles. You want to hear some great music
Don't see it if You hate music. You hate reading subtitles. You want a serious drama. You have no rythm and don't care for rythm.
See it if You love Salsa and Bomba y Plena music from Puerto Rico, great dancing and singing and the 1970s vibe!
Don't see it if You don't like any of the above!
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.
See it if you enjoy Latin music and culture, great singing, and a serious topic presented in a very entertaining vehicle.
Don't see it if you don't like salsa music or a mixture of English and Spanish (although there are English titles for the Spanish).