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 enjoy Salsa and musicals. The theme was heartwarming and fun.
Don't see it if Have a hard time with subtitles. They were hard to read on the stage, and not always a clear interpretation as most of the show is in spanis
See it if you like Spanish music, lived in the hood or empathize with the Puerto Rican plight.
Don't see it if Don't like Latin music. Urban lore makes you uncomfortable.
See it if You like the 1970's , listening to Salsa music , and family.
Don't see it if You don't like Salsa or if you don't enjoy watching shows that take place in the 70's.
See it if you enjoy musicals, spanish music, dancing, great acting/singing, want to laugh for 2 hours, like projection screen staging, want $5 beers.
Don't see it if You hate musicals. One annoying fact: Some spectators were being too loud/disrespectful by speaking/yelling loudly during the performance.
See it if You are interested in the NYC origins, specially on the Latin ones.
Don't see it if You don't understand a word of Spanish, since some jokes are mixed in English and Spanish.
See it if you remember El Barrio in the '70s, you love salsa music, you enjoy strong, high-energy singing and dancing. Knowing Spanish is helpful!
Don't see it if you aren't into salsa, this is basically a revue with a very obvious plot. It's an excuse to hear classic songs performed brilliantly!
See it if You want to explore the Latin culture and enjoy the singing and dancing. Makes you proud to be Latino!
Don't see it if You are not interested in seeing a production with predominantly Latin language and songs.
See it if It highlights the Puerto Rican culture of El Barrio (East Harlem ) in the 70's & 80's. It's about Family life and Community.
Don't see it if A must see
See it if You love salsa, understand Spanish, love music. A must see for anyone who grew up in NYC and the history of Spanish Harlem.
Don't see it if You aren't into Salsa!
See it if Once again this is a latin show based on where i grew up. So i loved it. I saw it with Tito Nieves who is a fantastic artist we all love.
Don't see it if If you don't like latin
See it if you love Salsa music and a little bit of history of the Latin struggle of the 70's. Great singing and dancing. Will have you on your feet!
Don't see it if Tito Nieves is not the lead. Domingo Quiñones was horrible. Not surprised.
See it if you want to laugh, enjoy the music, and get a small glimpse of Spanish Harlem back in the 70's. It was entertaining from beginning to end!
Don't see it if You don't know any Spanish. There are subtitles but you will miss the performance while reading.
See it if you like classic salsa music and an electric atmosphere. the show is nonstop music with a great salsa band and wonderful singers
Don't see it if you don't like productions in foreign language. some lines/jokes get lost in translation. you don't like minimal set design.
See it if I totally love the characters from the play because they were people that were close to my heart in my old neighborhood along with the music
Don't see it if You can relate to it's theme or if you can't laugh at it's sense of humor about love.
See it if I've been a Tito Nieves fan for many years. I was able to relate and enjoyed it. Music was awesome especially when you know all the songs!!!
Don't see it if If you didn't experience El Barrio in the 70's don't bother seeing it!
See it if You enjoy great acting and singing and a good story to boot!
Don't see it if You wouldn't want to explore slightly off Broadway at its best!
See it if You enjoy fun, salsa music. I have a new appreciation after seeing this show!
Don't see it if You want every word in English. Parts of the show are in Spanish with the English translation proejcted.
See it if Tito Nieves sing his song, excellent performances by his cast n really appreciated how they showed our Latino culture . we went down mmemoy.
Don't see it if you dont like hispanic culture