Open run | 2h 10m | Gramercy

La Cancion: The Musical

From 71 member  reviews
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. 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.


Member Reviews (71)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Delightful, Great acting
85
Avg Score

69
Cliched, Disappointing, 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.

85
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.

79
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.

93
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.

70
Entertaining, Funny, Relevant, Slow, Cliched

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

68
Ambitious, Much too long, Amateurish, Disappointing

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.

36
Amateurish, Poor sound, Bad singing

See it if you are highly interested in Spanish language and culture. You enjoy Latin American music and rhythms.

Don't see it if The show is okayish but the musical execution is terrible. Performed by actors not singers. Completely out of tune and painful for the ears.

68
Confusing, Overrated

See it if You like urban Spanish music.

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

78
Clever, Great acting, Funny, Original, 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.

80
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.

94
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!

75
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.

87
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

80
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.

79
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.

75
Excruciating, Funny, Disappointing

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

90
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

80
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.

90
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!

79
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

75
Ambitious, Delightful, Great acting, Great singing, Entertaining

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

75
Relevant, Intense, Refreshing, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if enjoy a small off Broadway musical with great music, singing and some nice dancing and especially if you know Spanish.

Don't see it if you don't like Latino music. Also some of the subtitles go by too quickly to read. And finally a few scenes are not really needed.

84
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.

91
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

100
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


February 5th, 2018
"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 capture...
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