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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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
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
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.
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
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".
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.
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
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.
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
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 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.
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.
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.
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