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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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85
Funny, Ambitious, Enchanting, Resonant, Great staging

See it if You like the music, you like the story, you like supporting community theatre!

Don't see it if Your sensibilities will be offended by anything less than Broadway production values.

90
Clever, Delightful, Edgy

See it if If you love musicals

Don't see it if If you want something super serious

85
Absorbing, Ambitious, Clever, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if you love Lin-Manuel Miranda, hip-hop and the enthusiasm of young actors.

Don't see it if you hate hip-hop.

85
Funny, Confusing, Great singing

See it if you want AMAZING singers and great acting in an intimate theater.

Don't see it if you like big productions with huge sets or if a not-yet-perfect audio system bugs you.

72
Great writing, Disappointing

See it if you are interested in plays written by Lin Manuel Miranda, understand some spanish, come from Washington Heights in the 80's.

Don't see it if You you want an air conditioned theater on a hot/humid day, a highly professional production, you're from Washington Heights before 1980.

Also I was born and raised in Washington Heights when immigrants of many ot... Read more Read less

88
Must see, Riveting, Entertaining, Great singing, Impactful

See it if You enjoy musicals in an immersive atmosphere. You enjoy shows with rapid fire, non stop action.

Don't see it if You prefer large, elaborate stage productions typically found on Broadway.

Also The singing talents were on par with singers currently on Broadway. Sm... Read more Read less

85
Funny, Delightful, Refreshing, Entertaining, Small scale

See it if you like Hamilton (which should be alot of you) and enjoy smaller theater

Don't see it if you are expecting perfect sound. There were moments where it was hard to hear.

91
Delightful, Thought-provoking, Refreshing, Relevant, Resonant

See it if you enjoy an exceptional musical with a poignant storyline.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy musicals by Lin- Manuel Miranda.

76
Absorbing, Enchanting, Great writing, Great staging, Disappointing singing

See it if You want a beautiful, heartfelt, energizing musical full of gorgeous songs and wonderful characters. You're interested in unusual staging.

Don't see it if You expect a professional production with great singers. It's an amateur production -- okay singers, questionable sound engineering

76
Ambitious, Cliched, Entertaining, Good effort, Cast well

See it if If you can't get into HAMILTON (and who can) you might want to see his first show. A Tony winner IN THE HEIGHTS takes place in Wshgtn Hghts

Don't see it if If you are not a fan of hip hop or Latino music you won't care for this show

88
Funny, Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if If you love dancing music and a different cultural event.

Don't see it if If you don't like a good story and musicals

89
Funny, Ambitious, Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if If you have never seen it.

Don't see it if If you have already seen Hamilton

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.

95
Funny, Absorbing, Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if you grew up in New York City, love modern musicals and are a fan of Lin Manuel Miranda.

Don't see it if You don't like rap or r&b music.

Also In the Heights is one of my favorite shows of all time! I saw it five ... Read more Read less

91
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Exquisite, Masterful

See it if You want a show that will both dazzle and challenge you. Amazing scoring and plot lines!

Don't see it if You want something light-hearted and easy to watch

86
Clever, Thought-provoking, Romantic, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if you want to see Lin Manuel-Miranda's first Broadway hit. This provides an interesting view into the lives of a poor New York neighborhood.

Don't see it if you are opposed to rap musicals.

83
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You like rap musicals and spirited casts

Don't see it if You like more classical shows

91
Clever, Must see, Great writing, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if You want a true appreciation of life in Washington Heights. It is a story that everyone can relate and the music will delight.

Don't see it if if you don't enjoy a love story, wrapped up in a much bigger picture of life. If you don't enjoy creative musicals full of joy.

87
Absorbing, Delightful, Masterful, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if You want to see some of Lin-Manuel Miranda's work and want a great Spanish lesson

Don't see it if You want to understand every word or don't want to see someone who isn't Lin

90
Ambitious, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if you want to support small theater and see a great cast!

Don't see it if you don't like experimental versions of things

90
Delightful, Enchanting, Intelligent, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a fun musical wrapped in an intense message of struggling to make it in America as a Latino.

Don't see it if you don't like cast in the audience and songs that have rap in them.

78
Funny, Original, Edgy, Refreshing, Upbeat

See it if A solidly entertaining feel-good family show

Don't see it if you want Thought-provoking serious drama

96
Original, Absorbing, Profound, Relevant, Great writing

See it if You love original musical theater with an urban flair.

Don't see it if You don't like current social issues but ultimately, love.

89
Absorbing, Ambitious, Must see, Great writing, Great staging

See it if you want a new take on the show, you like theatre in the round, you love the show, you love Lin, you love Hamilton

Don't see it if you like traditional theatre and not being in the center of the action

70
Ambitious, Inventive, Entertaining, Spirited, Good effort

See it if you've never seen In The Heights. The camaraderie of this cast is palpable & infectious. The evening isn't perfect but it's full of heart.

Don't see it if you're expecting Broadway quality. The set is very simple and the sound is unfortunately a little spotty, but you'll still get the gist.


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