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I Like It Like That - A Musical

From 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.

Member Reviews (136)


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

Delightful, Entertaining, Exquisite, Great acting, Epic

See it if You want to experience a flashback from the 70''s really a great show it's a must

Don't see it if I cannot say don't would be missing out on a great showing the music acting everything is absolutely fantastic.

Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great singing

See it if You love the Latin culture. The Salsa music from that time is timeless. It transcends in their performance.

Don't see it if If you cannot relate to the music, culture and the people from that time period.

Absorbing, Delightful, Enchanting, Edgy, Great acting

See it if The opportunity came again.

Don't see it if It was inconvenient

Entertaining, Great singing, Relevant, Funny, Hilarious

See it if You love salsa music and remember the 1970's. It will bring back memories of the great music and revolutionary movement of the times.

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

Entertaining, Great singing, Great acting, Refreshing, Funny

See it if loved it. Story was great, music fantastic.

Don't see it if I don't think anyone would not like this show. Fantastic

Entertaining, Delightful, Funny, Great singing

See it if you like salsa music and stories on family dynamics and the changes in a city over time. the energy jumps off stage. it felt like a party.

Don't see it if you mind reading subtitles. the show squeezes over 20 songs into the show and the story is a bit lacking to make space for them all.

Funny, Must see, Hilarious

See it if If your a Latino that embraces your roots and culture. Every cast member is on point

Don't see it if You do t want color and culture in your life

Entertaining, Great singing, Must see, Clever, Refreshing

See it if Your into old time Salsa music, nice period piece.

Don't see it if your not into Latin music

Funny, Great singing, Refreshing, Resonant, Intelligent

See it if you like classic salsa, great singers --Tito Nieves, yo! Angel Lopez of Son By 4, yo yo!-- and history of the Latin people in NYC.

Don't see it if can't be in a roomful of Latin people. ;-)

Enchanting, Delightful, Great acting, Exquisite, Masterful

See it if you want to see an AWESOME SHOW

Don't see it if YOUR A BORING PERSON

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Great acting, Entertaining, Must see, Great singing, Great staging

See it if Love it from beginning to end, it's a MUST see. Musical. I'm going again with family

Don't see it if It's a MUST see

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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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