New York | 2h 10m | Open run

La Cancion: The Musical

From 1 critic and 69 member reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Great singing, Funny, Delightful, Great acting

About the show

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

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.

Diandra Reviews it All

"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

Funny, Entertaining, Edgy, Romantic, 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.

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.

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

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

Delightful, Great singing, Profound, Masterful, Must see

See it if You want to know what a great musical off Broadway is like.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals or a great combination of different genres of music looks like.

Entertaining, Great singing, Great acting, Hilarious, Masterful

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

Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You enjoy bilingual performances, hip-hop , rap ,or trying something different.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy hip-hop or bilingual shows.

Also I never thought that I would enjoy hip-hop or rap music like I did dur... Read more Read less

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!

Hilarious, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if A brilliantly conceived Broadway musical with a deep Hispanic meaning.

Don't see it if Supertitles aggravate you.

Entertaining, Funny, 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

Resonant, Refreshing, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You appreciate Latin music and culture and if you enjoyed "In the Heights"

Don't see it if You do not like hip hop or subtitles

Delightful, Entertaining, Must see, Refreshing, Clever

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

Don't see it if You do not like musical

Funny, Cliched, Entertaining, Too long, Delightful

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

Entertaining, Funny, Refreshing, Delightful, 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

Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing, Funny

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

Don't see it if just see it!

Clever, Funny, 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...

Must see, Great singing, Entertaining, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy great meaningful Hispanic music and culture, loving family and friends figuring out life

Don't see it if You do not enjoy music or Spanish soap operas and do not want to read subtitles

Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky, Refreshing

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.

Entertaining, Delightful, Thought-provoking, Profound, Great singing

See it if You like musicals about family. Well worth a visit. Warning - mostly not In English not all performances have surtitles.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals about family, don't speak English and/or can't be bothered to read surtitles.

Relevant, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You like an intimate play from another culture that is realistic but also optimistic

Don't see it if You don’t speak Spanish and do not like reading subtitles.

Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny, Fluffy, Cliched

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.

Refreshing, Entertaining, Contemporary, Latino

See it if you love Latino music. Bachata, Reggaeton, and Merengue. If you want to see an authentic New York story. To see theater in Spanish

Don't see it if you don't peak Spanish and don't want to read subtitles (which were great). You don't like contemporary Latino music.

Also Subtitles were great. I can understand a lot of Spanish, but not all, ... Read more Read less

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

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.

Delightful, Entertaining, Romantic, Cliched, Clever

See it if You enjoy a telenovela angle sweet story, songs w/Hip Hop &Latin Rhythms that make you smile. If Puerto Rican, you'll get a few extra laughs

Don't see it if If looking for a deeper meaning, current thematic and above average singing talent . Yet the joyful songs will make you overlook the flaws.

Resonant, Fluffy, Cute, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if You like Latin music. You're willing to suspend your disbelief a little for a cute story.

Don't see it if You don't speak Spanish and don't like supertitles.

Great singing, Funny, Cliched, Entertaining, Slow

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

Cast & Creatives (14)