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In The Heights (Harlem Rep)

Members say: Entertaining, Clever, Delightful, Great writing, Original
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Harlem Repertory Theatre revives Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony Award-winning musical in an intimate and expressionistic new production.

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In the neighborhood of Washington Heights, Usnavi is a bodega owner who looks after the aging Cuban lady next door, and pines for the gorgeous girl working in the neighboring beauty salon. He dreams of winning the lottery and escaping to the shores of his native Dominican Republic. Meanwhile, Nina, his childhood friend, has returned to the neighborhood from her first year at college with surprising news for her parents, who have spent their life savings on building a better life for their daughter. Ultimately, Usnavi and the residents of the close-knit neighborhood get a dose of what it means to be home.

 
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90
Absorbing, Enchanting, Great writing

See it if You want to see Miranda's first Broadway hit in an intimate, community-based setting

Don't see it if You don't enjoy community theater

68
Disappointing, Slow, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if If you like the original show and great intimate staging with a PHENOMENAL Usnavi.

Don't see it if If you like perfect performances throughout the cast. There were a few standouts and many who just didn't seem comfortable.

70
Ambitious, Entertaining, Fun, Well staged

See it if You didn't catch the original. Upbeat if uneven cast, this stripped down version reveals how solid, ambitious & far-reaching the material is

Don't see it if Expensive production values are important.

Also A great effort by the Harlem Rep, and a beneficial one, keeping this s... Read more Read less

100
Ambitious, Great writing, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if Innovative -clever writing, lyrics , singing and staging..See if you can't see Hamilton & want to see LMM's early work.

Don't see it if No reason not to see unless you can't keep up with quick paced lyrics & staging. Only like "Old Broadway" musicals.

Also Review based on original productions both Off & On Bdwy...LMM an innov... Read more Read less

87
Entertaining, Great staging

See it if you want a great community production of a fun show centered on Washington Heights.

Don't see it if you're invested in high production value -it definitely community theater, and they had a few sound problems.

89
Delightful, Entertaining

See it if you need your mood uplifted. I was truly "in the heights" after seeing this. It's the antidote to our collective stress

Don't see it if if you don't like musicals. This is a musical with great singing, dancing, and acting and it's by Lin-Manuel Miranda!

77
Ambitious, Clever, Entertaining

See it if your love Lin Manuel Miranda music and lyrics. It was good, not great but obviously you can see evidence of his genius.

Don't see it if you want to sing the songs from the show when you leave the theatre. No humming any music after.i love Lin Manuel....

70
Delightful, Disappointing, Entertaining

See it if What this production lacks in budget, the cast makes up for in spirit.

Don't see it if The theater space was very hot, which it made it difficult to enjoy the show.

66
So-so, Inconsistent talent, Spirited songs

See it if you don’t mind sitting through uneven performances in order to hear the songs that put Lin-Manuel Miranda on the map.

Don't see it if you have to pay more than $20. You saw it on Broadway. You’d be unhappy with a show that’s more of a staged concert than a revival

Also Likable characters, several memorable songs, a cliche but forgivable “... Read more Read less

91
Delightful, Great acting, Must see, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you enjoy wonderful musicals, with very talented young performers who give it their all.

Don't see it if you have a problem with loud music. There was something wrong with the sound system making the sound hard on the ears.

Also Just see it.

10
Cacophonous, off pitch, out of tune, puerile attempt at a really good musical

See it if You are tone deaf and want to see the brain from which Hamilton sprung. Many of the same techniques are employed here with a familiar story.

Don't see it if you care about music, dance, acting, or your ears.

Also I saw the original on B'way and decided to go back for a refresher. I ... Read more Read less

78
Funny, Delightful, Relevant, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy shows about family and community told through Latin, hip hop and R&B music.

Don't see it if you are expecting a high-budget production.

Also This is my favorite musical, so I will see any production of it I can.... Read more Read less

88
Funny, Relevant, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you love musicals, esp. those involving the Latino culture; you like stories about following your dreams while maintaining relationships.

Don't see it if you dislike Latino culture/music or hip-hop, you need elaborate stages or costumes in your musicals, you have bad hearing.

Also This is definitely a budget production (the sound system left much to ... Read more Read less

95
Delightful, Enchanting, Exquisite, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if GREAT SINGING GREAT ACTING A GREAT SHOW

Don't see it if MUST SEE

82
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if you want a family friendly show

Don't see it if you don't want a family friendly show

79
Absorbing, Great acting, Resonant, Disappointing, Great singing

See it if You want to take a look at Lin-Manuel Miranda's early work. Songs are Hamilton-styled. The acting and singing are great!

Don't see it if You don't like a great work carried out in a very cheap production. I repeat, very cheap, which reduces the quality of acting and singing.

Also Great performers, some of them are beyond qualified to perform on Broa... Read more Read less

77
Ambitious, Great writing, Entertaining, Fun

See it if you want a solid community theatre caliber replica of the phenomenal B'way musical on a much smaller scale.

Don't see it if you want a live orchestra, or next level greatness, charm & cheekiness the likes of Mandy Gonzasles, Chris Jackson, LMM.

82
Funny, Great acting, Relevant, Resonant, Great writing

See it if You would like to see problems of young people, and such wonderful energy brought to the stage, met with Lin Manuel-Miranda's writing.

Don't see it if You cannot keep up with fast singing, dislike rap music, or desire a more "Broadway" sound.

72
Entertaining

See it if I saw this show when it was off broadway and then on broadway. The characters are a bit cliché but show is enjoyable. Good set.

Don't see it if Not a sophisticated show and characters are not probed too deeply.

63
Good acting, Amateurish, Enthusiastic, A few really poor singers, Cumbersome staging

See it if you want to pretend you're seeing the strong voices, professional staging & lighting & good choreography that do this amazing show justice.

Don't see it if bad singing, dim lighting w/ some numbers performed almost in the dark, chaotic dancing and blocking and a hot theater bother you.

Also Lots of heart here, and it was a worthy effort for community theater, ... Read more Read less

95
Absorbing, Resonant, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if You like the stories from In The Heights, this show really captures the spirit of the original in a fresh way.

Don't see it if You're looking for Hamilton. Lin's pre-Hamilton work is very different...still brilliant, but different.

Also A few sound issues came in, but other than that this was a really well... Read more Read less

90
Delightful, Masterful, Must see, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if You enjoyed shows like Hamilton that brings life into a story over a good beat.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals. I would still recommend giving it a go anyway.

91
Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Great staging

See it if you like rap and off broadway productions. Great show!!

Don't see it if are not interested in smaller productions.

88
Funny, Ambitious, Relevant, Great writing, Great singing

See it if young actors doing a great job to bring the classic lin miranda show to the harlem rep theater

Don't see it if not a fan of rap or need hearing devises as sound system had issues

85
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You want to energetic talented youths in a new staging

Don't see it if You want a Broadway quality sound