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Jamaica

From 27 member  reviews
Members say: Dated, Entertaining, Disappointing, Ambitious, Slow

About the show

Harlem Repertory Theatre presents a revival of this 1957 Calypso musical by Yip Harburg and Harold Arlen ('The Wizard of Oz') which was a hit for Lena Horne. More…

'Jamaica' centers around a beautiful island girl named Savannah. She dreams of leaving her simple home for bustling New York City. But when a NYC businessman asks for her hand in marriage, she's not sure she wants to go. The production examines how an isolated community navigates the perils of love, family, and relationships while confronting the increasing pressures of American commercialism, class struggles, and racism.


Member Reviews (27)

MEMBERS SAY:

Dated, Entertaining, Disappointing, Ambitious, Slow

42
Indulgent, Lost

See it if you want to support an ambitious theatre company.

Don't see it if you're expecting the 1957 musical Jamaica.

During previews
49
Dated, Disappointing, Amaturish

See it if you enjoy a less than high school production of a dated piece!

Don't see it if you love Musical Theatre!

During previews
39
Confusing, Dizzying, Quirky

See it if mediocre acting

Don't see it if great perfromances


September 12th, 2017
“A colorful, exuberant revival...Grant saw the relevance of ‘Jamaica’ for today’s world and mounted an entertaining, meaningful production with a spirited, bright, and enthusiastic ensemble cast...'Jamaica' still has plenty to say and this smart HRT production communicates it with gusto...Choreog...
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