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In The Heights (Harlem Rep)

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

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.

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.

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

93
Delightful, Enchanting, Epic, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you love Lin-Manuel, are in the heights, or just wanna swing your bandera around

Don't see it if you're jaded, racist, don't like hip hop & rap

80
Intense, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Resonant, Great writing

See it if You love a genius like Miranda!!

Don't see it if you hate rap and hip-hop

100
Clever, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if Loved it. Great energy

Don't see it if No reason not to see it

78
Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Refreshing

See it if You appreciate Latin culture, are interested in social issues, thoughtful provoking and entertaining plot.

Don't see it if You don't like hip hop/rap/urban music.

Also I was disappointed in this production. The show itself is probably muc... 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.

80
Ambitious, Delightful, Relevant, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You love "Heights" or the work of Lin-Manuel Miranda. You want an intimate theater experience. You like supporting community organizations.

Don't see it if You expect a polished, Broadway-level performance rather than a charming, DIY vibe. You don't like rap mixed with your musical theater.

100
Ambitious, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if Never the Bway production

Don't see it if Not into musicald

70
Insightful, Original, Ambitious, Intelligent, Confusing

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, Refreshing, Overrated, Entertaining

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.)

81
Ambitious, Refreshing, Relevant, Entertaining, Very good rendition of original

See it if You are a Lin-Manuel fan, and love the original. This cast does a terrific job, and the use of the space is clever.

Don't see it if You don't appreciate show infused with rap.

79
Original, Clever, Resonant, Entertaining, 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

88
Funny, Absorbing, Clever, Edgy, Entertaining

See it if Clever and entertaining. I prefer IN THE LIFE to HAMILTON

Don't see it if You don't find Hispanic life entertaining

90
Original, Ambitious, Masterful, Must see, Entertaining

See it if You are looking for something original with a lot of culture and a message about the importance of community and family.

Don't see it if You prefer something more classic Broadway.

90
Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if A wonderful exciting musical that is so fresh entertaining. I was pleasantly surprised. Highly recommend this

Don't see it if If you don't like new fresh musicals