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In The Heights (Harlem Rep)

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Members say: Entertaining, Clever, Delightful, Great writing, Original

About the show

Harlem Repertory Theatre revives Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony Award-winning musical in an intimate and expressionistic new production. More…

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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Member Reviews (677)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Clever, Delightful, Great writing, Original
89
Avg Score

100
Great staging, Masterful, Must see, Original, Refreshing

See it if You like theater at all. It will change your life.

Don't see it if How is that even an option?

88
Ambitious, Absorbing, Great staging, Resonant

See it if very good singing , dancing. A very upbeat production. HRT put on a good show, as good as when I saw on Broadway.

Don't see it if you don't like or understand hip hop. Acting was not as consistent of other productions put on at HRT.

70
Ambitious, Original, Insightful, Confusing, Intelligent

See it if You would enjoy ethnic immigrant NYC characters and themes, and a mix of salsa and hip-hop.

Don't see it if The venue is a high school gym with no A/C. The sound system had feedback problems. I understood about half of the lyrics.

80
Ambitious, Entertaining, Refreshing, Overrated

See it if you're a fan of L-MM's pre-Hamilton work or if you have never seen this show. This is a cleverly-staged, energetically performed production.

Don't see it if you're not willing to support talented performers in an uptown venue; or if you just don't like this musical. (I don't but I still enjoyed.)

80
Entertaining, Refreshing, Relevant, Energetic

See it if you're a fan of Lin-Manuel Miranda or Latino-centric stories.

Don't see it if you don't like rap.

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.

90
Entertaining, Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Refreshing

See it if You like good writing, memorable acting, beautiful soaring music.

Don't see it if You don't like socially relevant shows.

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

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

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

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, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Must see

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.

80
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Original, Must see

See it if you love lin-manuel miranda's work.

Don't see it if you don't understand hip hop

85
Great singing, Great dancing, Delightful, Profound, Relevant

See it if You love Lin-Manuel Miranda's first masterpiece enough to forgive some rough edges. You love New York. You love Latin music.

Don't see it if You need Broadway-level staging. You don't like the sound of microphone feedback.

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

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

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

70
Ambitious, Entertaining, Well staged, Fun

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

89
Entertaining, Delightful

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!

90
Enchanting, Entertaining, Sweet, Delightful

See it if you are already a fan of In the Heights or want to be exposed to the show. Some great performances in a minimalist production.

Don't see it if You weren't a fan of the original.

79
Entertaining, Original, Resonant, Clever, Fun

See it if like latin-inspired music, like Lin-Manuel Miranda's shows, never saw it before

Don't see it if want a really professional production, don't like latin or hip-hop music

87
Absorbing, Clever, Enchanting, Delightful, Must see

See it if Great acting. Loved the story line. The actors and the theatre are really involved with the audience having a good time. Also:cheap Hamilton

Don't see it if You don’t like hip hop. You do not like plays that are over two hours. Otherwise, see it.

82
Enchanting, Absorbing, Great singing, Resonant

See it if you enjoy great musicals and stories of NYC.

Don't see it if you're not interested in immigrant/first generation stories or rap musicals

Also The evening I saw it the sound was awful. The actors are mic'd but som... Read more Read less

80
Absorbing, Ambitious, Entertaining, Masterful, Original

See it if you want an original concept. less so today than when it opened but still entertaining

Don't see it if you don't like a modern musical or hip hop music.

100
Ambitious, Entertaining, Great singing, Great writing

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

81
Compelling, interesting, high energy

See it if you want to feel alive and you like the city beat.

Don't see it if you want a calm sedate show.

85
Entertaining, Great staging, Great writing

See it if enjoy great music and a wonderful story! It is a powerful and relevant story, especially in NYC.

Don't see it if the second act isn't the strongest but it is overall great!

65
Entertaining, Delightful, Disappointing

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.


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