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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
66
Avg Score

During previews
60
Cliched, Disappointing, Slow

See it if you know someone in the cast and want to support them or if you don't mind not being able to hear the lyrics due to the poor sound system.

Don't see it if you are looking for a high quality musical experience

During previews
66
Cliched, Dated, Disappointing, Fluffy, Banal

See it if U like a simple, predictable, love story.

Don't see it if U expect to see much about Jamaica. That's why we were disappointed in the show


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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