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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
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.
See it if You love anything written by Lin Manuel Miranda, no matter what it is. Or you grew up in the heights yourself.
Don't see it if You're expecting another Hamilton, because it's not Hamilton!
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.
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.)
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.
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.