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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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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

80
Original, Clever, Delightful, Must see, Entertaining

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

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

90
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Sweet

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.

80
Original, Absorbing, Ambitious, Masterful, Entertaining

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.

80
Refreshing, Relevant, Entertaining, 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.

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

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

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

95
Original, Ambitious, Clever, Resonant, Entertaining

See it if You want to see where it all began for Lin-Manuel Miranda!

Don't see it if You don't like great songs and amazing choreography.

99
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if You like or at least are open to hip-hop and Spanish music in musicals or in general.

Don't see it if You only like traditional show tunes

93
Original, Delightful, Masterful, Resonant, Entertaining

See it if the theme of home will resonate

Don't see it if you can't stand the sound of rap. This is masterfully done rap, but it's still rap.

85
Great writing, Entertaining, Great staging

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!

75
Original, Refreshing, Relevant, Entertaining, Energetic

See it if you want a high-energy musical with a cool and inventive score

Don't see it if you want a more developed/complicated plot

97
Clever, Enchanting, Exquisite, Entertaining

See it if Fun exciting

Don't see it if Don't live lufe

70
Clever, Epic, Exquisite, Cliched, Overrated

See it if you like rap music.

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

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Refreshing, Entertaining

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

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

89
Original, Ambitious, Clever, Enchanting, Great staging

See it if You love modern music

Don't see it if You hate modern music.

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

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.

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