Members say: Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Delightful, Great acting

About the show

Repertorio Español presents an inspiring musical about the power of song and self-discovery.

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Rafa, a young man​ from the Bronx with a passion for urban music, dreams of a song he has never heard before. When he awakens, he inexplicably knows all of the lyrics. Haunted by the tune and hoping to adapt it for an upcoming singing competition, Rafa embarks on a quest to find its author. During his search, he unexpectedly unearths secrets about his own life. Performed in Spanish. English subtitles via Simultext® In-Seat Captioning System available at select performances by request.

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"Unabashedly about and for latin culture: no fusions...One of the most heartwarming and fun musicals, I have seen recently...Fresh and infectiously rhythmic; keeping you dancing in your seat... A show that makes you want to take Latin Dance classes...Vico C's music is phenomenal. He truly captured the urban nature of modern Latin Music, but throws homage to its classic roots...A show about believing in yourself, even when your family or the world cannot see your vision." Full Review

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Confusing, Overrated

See it if You like urban Spanish music.

Don't see it if you are not into those types of rithms

Funny, Delightful, Quirky, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if It's a fun, heartwarming show about family and friends. See it for an enjoyable evening.

Don't see it if If you don't like reading subtitles. It's mostly in Spanish.

Ambitious, Great acting, Slow, Entertaining

See it if You wanna see a modern take on a musical. Enjoy latin music. Want to see some young new actors put forth some great performances.

Don't see it if You do not enjoy latin music. Do not want to read subtitles, show is 90% in spanish. You do not want to see an excessively long show.

Funny, Original, Clever, Great acting, A bit too long

See it if You enjoy engaging Latin music and dance; if you are not Spanish-speaking and you don't mind subtitles, it's worth the extra effort.

Don't see it if You're bothered by subtitles on a small screen in front of you, or by shows that are too long - the second act was a bit too long.

Funny, Relevant, Cliched, Slow, Entertaining

See it if You're Latino or want to be, understand some Spanish & enjoy supporting young actors &companies that add to the ethnic cultural fabric of NY

Don't see it if You don't understand Spanish, don't like Hip Hop or Rap, bomba, bachata or Reggaeton — or need any or all of those explained to you.

Also La Canción is an honest & earnest bit of aspirational musical theatre.... Read more Read less

Disappointing, Cliched, Great singing

See it if You want to see an energetic, young Latino cast with good voices perform Latin & hip hop music.

Don't see it if You object to a clichéd story that would greatly benefit from cutting at least 30 minutes from its 2 hour 40 minutes running time.

Ambitious, Disappointing, Amateurish, Much too long

See it if you want to support young actors who overall do a good job, like Latin and hip hop music or want to practice your Spanish comprehension.

Don't see it if you don't have patience for a trite, sappy plot and don't want to spend 3 hours in the theater.

Funny, Delightful, Refreshing, Entertaining, Great dancing

See it if you like-bilingual productions-latin, urban and/or hip hop music-musical comedies-coming of age stories

Don't see it if you don't like-foreign productions-want a somber thought provocking production-reading subtitles

Funny, Enchanting, Cliched, Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if Go If you enjoy sweet, small shows with an energetic cast and don't want to think much. At least some fluency in Spanish is required.

Don't see it if You don't have at least a minimal level of fluency in Spanish. The captioning is helpful, but by no means comprehensive.

Great acting, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You want to celebrate the Latino culture. A wonderful show almost all in Spanish.

Don't see it if Subtitles annoy you and you don't understand Spanish.

Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if heart-warming story, great music and very talented cast

Don't see it if if you're voting for Trump!

Ambitious, Delightful, Great acting, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You like Latin hip-hop, reggaeton and a different style of musical.

Don't see it if You don't speak Spanish.

Also The writing has a few issues, and it feels a bit longer than it should... Read more Read less

Funny, Ambitious, Cliched, Slow, Great singing

See it if You enjoy shows with a lot of Latin influence (e.g. In the Heights) and/or coming-of-age stories about discovering yourself and your roots.

Don't see it if You don't speak Spanish and don't want to read subtitles, or are not interested in shows about Latin communities in New York.

Also Right off the bat, it's important to note that this show was 2 hours a... Read more Read less

Funny, Cliched, Slow, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You like watching a show for the actors and their talents and are not going to overthink it. The music was good and it was enjoyable.

Don't see it if You are a Broadway regular expecting a large scale production. Repertorio is a small space and the staging is very limited.

Also "In the Heights', this is not. The show is for sure cheesy, but the si... Read more Read less

Funny, Disappointing, Excruciating

See it if You want to support repertorio español and its mission, especially since I think this is their first musical

Don't see it if You are expecting something the same level as "In the Heights"

Also The plot was a bit weak and seemed to be stretched too long but overal... Read more Read less

Funny, Entertaining, Contemporary

See it if You enjoy a blend of traditional Latin music and hip-hop. Especially liked the contrast with generational belief systems

Don't see it if You don't speak Spanish and would have difficulty reading the English subtitles provided because the print was very small

Great acting, Masterful, Hilarious, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if If you come from a "Hispanic" background, you will see your family illustrated in this play

Don't see it if You can't relate to a "Hispanic" family

Funny, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You like urban music, hip hop, salsa, etc. in a loving family story.

Don't see it if just see it!

Funny, Delightful, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if If you like well made spanish productions. Then this show is for you. It's a must see. Very good script writing and acting. Lovely show.

Don't see it if You dont like musicals

Funny, Ambitious, Clever, Entertaining

See it if you have a love of rock music-there were some great riffs . The singing and music ability of the younger cast members left me awesome stuck.

Don't see it if you're not a fan of rock , loud guitars or lots of encouragement from the youngsters in the audience.

Funny, Clever, Relevant, Resonant, Great singing

See it if You have daddy issues... music speaks to all of us in different ways. The story is relevant.

Don't see it if you've never had a song connect with you. You cant sit through a musical drama...

Funny, Edgy, Romantic, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you loved In the Heights, you love New York stories, hip hop, you are spanish english bilingual or even if you dont speak spanish at all!

Don't see it if you cant be bothered to read subtitles and dont speak spanish.

Clever, Delightful, Must see, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if You like Vico C's enjoyable Spanish musical

Don't see it if You do not like musical

Funny, Delightful, Cliched, Entertaining, Too long

See it if You understand Spanish and enjoy Latin dance/hip-hop. It was a bit long, but was funny and left me with a smile on my face.

Don't see it if You aren't comfortable with Spanish at all, dislike shows that drag on at points and don't like cliched stories with expected endings.

Also You have the option to have subtitles in either Spanish or English whi... Read more Read less

Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if I absolutely love the show. Went once with my husband. Went again to take my mom, aunt and cousin to see. Abula and flaco were great. Music

Don't see it if was great and story line was clever.

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