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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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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.

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

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

61
Great writing, Disappointing, Great singing, Bad staging, Community theatre

See it if you love a good story, and the quality of the medium doesn't affect it for you.

Don't see it if you can't stand less-than-professional theatre.

68
Ambitious, Edgy, Intense, Great writing, Confusing

See it if It is your story.

Don't see it if You do not understand hip hop or have a connection to the story.

69
Edgy, Great acting, Disappointing, Overrated, Entertaining

See it if you love dancing in musicals. I found this show overrated and disappointing. It was not horrible but with all the hype I expected better.

Don't see it if you hate hip hop.

55
Original, Disappointing, Cliched, Overrated, Entertaining

See it if You like hip-hop music.

Don't see it if You don't like hip-hop music.

65
Banal, Cliched, Insipid

See it if you like noise

Don't see it if you like music

69
Relevant, Entertaining, Bad sound

See it if You enjoy community theatre that has a heart!

Don't see it if You have trouble hearing; the speakers are not great.

53
Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating

See it if If you have a discount tix

Don't see it if If you enjoy professional theatre

69
Ambitious, Overrated, Slow, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you're on board with quite a bit of ego posturing that feels more actor than character driven in the name of telling this so-so W-H tale.

Don't see it if you really need the score to go somewhere-- it keeps feeling like it will and never does. Easily confusing for some. Winning in parts. Slow.

65
Original, Ambitious, Disappointing, Great staging, Not my style

See it if You are connected to Latin American culture

Don't see it if An obnoxious drunk woman is sitting in front of you singing along through the show (pretty sure this is a major reason why I disliked it)

50
Boring, Romantic, Slow

See it if I wouldn't see it, honestly. Terribly overrated.

Don't see it if you like variety in the songs a musical has. They're all the same!

63
Ambitious, Disappointing, Slow, So-so

See it if You really love Lin and his shows. Want to see a community production.

Don't see it if if you are looking for high production value. If you looking for a great re-imagination of the Broadway hit.

65
Funny, Great writing, Disappointing, Cliched, Entertaining

See it if You really love In The Heights no matter what the production value, or want to support community thtr, or if they get the sound system fixed

Don't see it if They don't get the sound system fixed, or you are holding out for a professional production. They're trying hard, but results are meh

50
Edgy, Intense, Disappointing

See it if you like hip hop music

Don't see it if you don't like hip hop music

68
Original, Clever, Relevant, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if you can embrace the ethnic flare; you miss the original; you need a piece to be sweet and charming

Don't see it if you expect the OBC quality, new guys are good, but not THAT good, mediocre from the tech standpoint(budget, what budget??)

63
Funny, Absorbing, Ambitious, Delightful, Edgy

See it if It was very entertaining

Don't see it if N/A

55
Indulgent, Disappointing, Overrated

See it if You love schmalzy

Don't see it if You hate being bored.

65
Refreshing, Romantic, Overrated, Slow, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy lively, fun song and dance

Don't see it if you need a more direct, clear narrative throughout a show