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I Like It Like That - A Musical

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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.

Member Reviews (136)


Great singing, Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Great staging
Avg Score

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.

Ambitious, Entertaining

See it if You don't like south american music.

Don't see it if You don't know the actual story of the show. It's not very self-explanatory...

Delightful, Great singing, Must see, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You love salsa music from the 60s and 70s

Don't see it if You dont like learning about Puerto Rican culture and life in NYC during the 60s

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.

Delightful, Entertaining

See it if you love Latin music and speak /understand Spanish.

Don't see it if if you don't speak/understand Spanish. They have English sub-titles but you have to sit on the right hand side in order to read them.

Entertaining, Delightful, Great singing, Hilarious, Masterful

See it if If you grew up in the 1970's and enjoy your salsa music from the greatest!!

Don't see it if I can't think of any reason for anyone not wanting to see this performance!!

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.

Entertaining, Energetic actors

See it if You enjoy the Sharks and their girls in West Side Story. I loved the dancing and energy!

Don't see it if You do not appreciate Hispanic culture.

Delightful, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Exquisite

See it if You like great music,dancing,acting and very, very heartwarming. I loved it!!!

Don't see it if I cannot think one bad thing to say.

Great singing, Fun, Thought-provoking

See it if you love Latin music or are just looking for a upbeat musical score.

Don't see it if you hate Latin music or your name is Donald Trump.

Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Refreshing, Great singing

See it if You are familiar with Hispanic culture and like salsa music and have an understanding of Spanish language

Don't see it if you don't know Spanish and don't like Latin music and Harlem stories

Entertaining, Funny, Fluffy

See it if You want to hear live renditions of classic Spanish songs and are looking for a simple, entertaining show centered on music.

Don't see it if You don't understand Spanish all too well, are not into Spanish music, or are looking for a riveting, deep storyline.


See it if You like salsa music and dancing

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

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.

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!

Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Disappointing

See it if you like musicals with latin music and want to reminisce on memories of the past.

Don't see it if if you need subtitles to be sufficient and accurate. you get bored with weak plots and character development

Clever, Delightful, Great singing

See it if You love salsa music and want to here a telling about a piece of NYC history using that music. You will like it if you like In The Heights

Don't see it if Music in mostly all Spanish doesn't work for you.

Great singing, Funny, Refreshing, Resonant

See it if You love salsa and want to reminisce about growing up in el barrio

Don't see it if You are looking for an amazing story. This play is all about the music, the dancing, the energy and "the feels"

Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you like latin music and amazing singers. The story line has important history in it.

Don't see it if you do not mind understanding few words in spanish here and there. Sometimes they are not translated with subtitles

Also it is a very entertaining show, there is so much talent on that stage.

Entertaining, Funny, Great singing

See it if If you love Salsa music, good singing and dancing by the performers and a fun show that the audience appreciates...

Don't see it if If you do not enjoy Salsa music and some Spanish dialogue/lyrics or if you want a well-developed story line...

Delightful, Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing



Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Epic

See it if If you like salsa music and it shows you things about life.

Don't see it if You dont like salsa music

Also This show was awesome. I would go see it again.i love to learn more ab... Read more Read less

Entertaining, Funny, Refreshing, Great singing, Hilarious

See it if want to feel what is was like to grow up in a spanish neighborhood set in the 70's this show is definetly for you. great latin singers

Don't see it if dont like span-english dialog, spanish music

Clever, Delightful, Funny, Great singing, Profound

See it if You like Latin American music salsa🎼 and you are a fan of Tito Nieves!

Don't see it if Don't enjoy Spanish music

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

September 22nd, 2016
"It's a delightful jukebox extravaganza certain to have you on your feet by the end of the show...'I Like It Like That' suffers from many of the same flaws seen in other musicals that attempt to shoehorn a parade of hits into a manufactured plot: The exposition is clunky, with no plot line gettin...
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October 7th, 2016
"Audiences at jukebox musicals can be remarkably forgiving; mostly they just want to hear the songs they know and love. So it is with 'I Like It Like That'...The songs are delivered with brio by an an excellent band and the cast...It's hard not to feel that a fine opportunity has been squandered;...
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October 21st, 2016
"Maldonado and Jáquez have crafted a flavorful and sturdy scenario that, though hackneyed, is emotionally involving. Most importantly, they’ve created a framework for the performance of over 30 salsa songs...The combination of Jáquez’s solid direction and lively choreography yields a fast-paced a...
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October 8th, 2016
"A lively musical about the '70s that's a true feast of salsa packed with exhilarating fun and the people’s genuine love for El Barrio...A simple, moving story set against a complex historical background...'I Like It Like That' has much to offer in diversifying New York's musical theatre scene. T...
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