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Sweet Charity (Harlem Rep)

From 24 member  reviews
Members say: Ambitious, Entertaining, Disappointing, Delightful, Dated

About the show

Harlem Repertory Theatre presents a new staging of the classic musical which includes the hits "Big Spender" and "If They Could See Me Now." More…

The HRT’s production is converting their Black Box Theatre into The Fandango Ballroom – with tables, a bar and welcoming male and female performers. Beer, wine, juice and snacks will be available while the Fandango Ballroom boys and girls entertain.

This production is intended for mature audiences only.

Member Reviews (24)


Ambitious, Entertaining, Disappointing, Delightful, Dated
Avg Score

Quirky, Disappointing, Great acting, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if you enjoy stripped down musicals given a valiant effort by a young cast who give it their all to provide an entertaining presentation.

Don't see it if you cannot tolerate sound/mic problems keeping you from hearing when the music is too loud or the voices are distorted. Cast among audience.

Also Cast standout is Derrick Montalvo.

Banal, Interesting staging, Dated, Great music

See it if you have never seen the show. The young cast works very hard.

Don't see it if you loved the Broadway production because this will disappoint you.

Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Great writing, Delightful

See it if You want to have an evening of entertainment. It’s like the little engine that could! It delivers an intimate view of a hit show!!

Don't see it if You don’t like having a good time with a small but wonderful version of a Broadway hit.

An unskilled production of a fosse classic that should have been taken out and shot to be put out of its misery, Excruciating, Disappointing

See it if experiencing an UNSKILLED production of a masterwork is your cup of tea.

Don't see it if you have a fond memory of any production of the musical whether it be from a Broadway production, the movie, or any high school production!!

Entertaining, Great effort, Dated, Classic musical, Relevant

See it if What this theatre does on a shoestring is incredible. If you believe in the magic of theatre, this is one to support.

Don't see it if You can't handle a few tech problems.

Also Great dancing, singing and acting from a diverse, talented cast.

Amateur production, Banal, Excruciating

See it if you are a friend or relative of one of the players; want to support the young company

Don't see it if you have ever seen a professional version of this show.

Also Uncomfortable, narrow, hard chairs. Poor acoustics. ( extremely high c... Read more Read less

Dated, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if You want some great songs and funny story line. The heroine is a romantic at heart but always with the wrong men. This version did focus on

Don't see it if You do not like revival plays. Or you do not venture outside of the theatre district

Entertaining, Talent on a shoe string, Always love the harlem rep

See it if You enjoy heartfelt fun & emerging talent.

Don't see it if If you want high production values

Delightful, Bad audio, Bad staging, Great singing, Fun

See it if You enjoy a strong cast in a sexy and lean but fairly faithful production of a classic 1960s musical. Enjoy some great songs.

Don't see it if You mind unbalanced audio and micing problems, some action being obstructed from the audience. Some of the cast not delivering in every way

Also Last comment about cast is that some of the cast couldn’t sing that we... Read more Read less

Costumes and sets need work, Enthusiastic cast, Mix of performance levels, Good singing

See it if you don't mind a somewhat amateur production with enthusiastic performers.

Don't see it if you're expecting a polished production of Sweet Charity.

Heart-felt, Banal, Amateurish, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if you want to support the Harlem Rep. Theater.

Don't see it if you want to see a true revival or an interesting re-invention of "Sweet Charity".

Bad tech, Disappointing, Cliched, Excruciating

See it if If you think it's important to support small, struggling theater companies.

Don't see it if Straight-back chairs were torturous to sit in. The (pre-recorded) score cut out in the middle of a song. Bad mics made it impossible to hear

Sound system wasnt great, Funny, Cute, Dizzying

See it if If you want a day out and dont want to spend much but want to be entertained.

Don't see it if If you've seen the original and think you will see that with this cast.

Slow, Disappointing, Entertaining

See it if You like musicals and don’t mind a somewhat amateurish production.

Don't see it if You want to see a polished, well-executed production.

Also The lead actress was pretty good. The guy playing the multiple male pa... Read more Read less

Disappointing, Ambitious, Quirky

See it if you want to support community theater and are interested in a stripped-down version of a great Broadway show

Don't see it if you'll be put off my awkward staging, miking and sound issues and uneven performances.


See it if You love the absolutely fantastic score of musical gems that came out of this show! You like to support Community Theater

Don't see it if You mind sound issues and feedback You are looking for a professional

Also This is truly Community Theater and was a fun show but there are so ma... Read more Read less

Technical problems, Nice dancing, Nice singing, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if You want (and should) support the vital Harlem Repertory Theater.

Don't see it if You expect a big, showy, lavishly produced Charity.

Great acting, Fluffy, Cliched, Delightful, Enchanting

See it if It you can tolerate several very strong voices alongside a few noticeably weak ones and if you like broadway standards

Don't see it if You need contemporary edgy stories

Effortful, melodious, shoe-string, Delightful, Ambitious

See it if you want an enjoyable night out while supporting local theater, and you understand the effort that goes into staging a full-cast production.

Don't see it if you expect a Broadway level production and have little imagination.


See it if You’re a Fosse fan

Don't see it if You don’t appreciate amateur theater

Cliched, Dated, Ambitious

See it if This production is Community Theatre in the most basic. If you like to support the community and theatre no matter what, you may enjoy this

Don't see it if Community Theatre, theatre in the round, and dated subject matter are not your cup of tea.

Fluffy, Refreshing, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Hilarious

See it if You’re looking for an old broadway show that still carries relevance to today, with spins on the lessons of love.

Don't see it if You like a typical happy ending.

Funny, Edgy, Great acting, Dated, Entertaining

See it if Classic Bob Fosse and if you enjoy Neil Simon Comedy. If you want something edgy and mature as there are plenty of off colored jokes.

Don't see it if If you are into the old-broadway fair, as the material was not updated. Don't like black box chamber theatre, acting happens everywhere.

Also See this for the acting and singing! Emily Ramirez as Charity has an a... Read more Read less

Must see, Edgy, Entertaining, Intense, Romantic

See it if You’re a stripper who’s a hopeless romantic.

Don't see it if Are easily offended

Also Honestly, the show was incredible. It was my first musical, I’ve seen,... Read more Read less

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