Harlem Repertory Theatre

2016 - 2017 Season

HRT Mainstage Season

Saturdays at 7:00PM Saturdays and Sundays at 3:00PM
In The Heights

IN THE HEIGHTS

by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Book by Qyiara Algeria Hudes

Directed by Keith Lee Grant
Choreographed by Keith Lee Grant
(Hip Hop by Eric Myles, Salsa by Mabel Gomez)

August 27th
September 10th & 24th
October 15th & 29th
November 5th

Before there was HAMILTON there was IN THE HEIGHTS with Music and Lyrics by the incomparable Lin-Manuel Miranda and book by Quiara Alegría Hudes.

The HRT has been performing IN THE HEIGHTS to sold out audiences since March 2016. Don’t miss this vibrant and groundbreaking musical theatrical event this time around! The environmental seating arrangement in the beautiful Tato Laviera Theatre allows the audience to be a part of the action on the stage. The cast sings and dances throughout the four performing areas of the auditorium, often only a few feet away from the audience.

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Jamaica

JAMAICA

Music by Harold Arlen
Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg
Book by E.Y. Harburg and Fred Saidy

OPENS April 15th 2017

In honor of this musical’s incredible 60th anniversary – the HRT will produce the legendary Broadway treasure, JAMAICA, that made Lena Horne a Broadway star. JAMACIA features a book and score by Yip Harburg and Harold Arlen, the two creative geniuses who created FINIAN’S RAINBOW and THE WIZARD OF OZ! The production’s creative, environmental setting, combined with surprising sets and colorful costumes will bring this forgotten treasure back to New York City for the first time since its 1957 opening on Broadway six decades ago.





A RAISIN IN THE SUN

By Lorraine Hansberry

August 20th
October 1st

The HRT is honored to once again include Lorraine Hansberry's groundbreaking New York Drama Critics' award-winning drama, A RAISIN IN THE SUN in its current season. The play's social impact transcends generations and cultures with universally recognizable themes and characters. This iconic piece of African American dramatic literature will move audiences of all ages with its passion, humor, and humanity.

In his memoir, The Price Of The Ticket, author and activist James Baldwin expresses that, "Hansberry believed in her soul that art contained the energy necessary to produce action – action she believed was essential to creating social change".

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AIN'T MISBEHAVIN'

The FATS WALLER Musical Show
Conceived by
RICHARD MALTBY, JR. and MURRAY HORWITZ

October 8th & 22nd
November 12th & 19th
March 11th & 25th

Join the HRT for a glass of wine and sit back to enjoy the 1978 Best Musical Tony Winner, AIN'T MISBEHAVIN. This brilliant showcase of Fats Waller's magnificent songbook will have audiences dancing in the aisles as the HRT's finest company members sing the toe-tapping, hand-clapping songs: T'Ain't Nobody’s Business, This Joint is Jumpin', Honeysuckle Rose, the title song, Ain't Misbehavin', and many more!

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The Wizard of OZ

THE WIZARD OF OZ

By L. Frank Baum
With Music and Lyrics
by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg
Background Music by Herbert Stothart
Dance and Vocal Arrangements by Peter Howard
Orchestration by Larry Wilcox
Adapted by John Kane for the Royal Shakespeare Company
Based upon the Classic Motion Picture owned by
Turner Entertainment Co. and distributed in all media by
Warner Bros.

(Saturday Matinées at 3:00PM)
October 8th
October 29th
November 5th
November 12th
November 19th
December 10th
December 11th @ 7:00pm

The HRT invites you to join us for one of the greatest musicals ever written, THE WIZARD OF OZ. The breathtaking projections, special effects, colorful costumes, and timeless score will transport you to the wonderful land of Oz. Take this fantastical journey with Dorothy Gale and her three friends as they triumph against all the odds and find their way home.

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A Harlem Christmas Carol

A HARLEM CHRISTMAS CAROL

December 3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th at 7:00PM
December 20th at 10AM and Noon

The Harlem Repertory Theatre will continue its season with its adaptation of the holiday classic by Charles Dickens, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, set in contemporary Harlem. With the combination of a fanciful new update, lush costumes, and a score that includes many of well known Christmas carols and holiday songs, A HARLEM CHRISTMAS CAROL is sure to delight audiences of all ages. Join us for a cup of hot chocolate or a glass of wine – and sit back and enjoy the holiday favorites, Joy to the World, We Need a Little Christmas, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, and other favorites! "God bless us, everyone!"

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STUDENT MATINEES

Tuesdays at times as noted



A RAISIN IN THE SUN

Performances at 10:00AM

September 27th
October 11th & 25th
November 15th March 14th

The Wizard of OZ

THE WIZARD OF OZ

Performances at 10AM & 12:30PM

November 22nd
December 6th, 13th



IN THE HEIGHTS

Performances at 10:00AM

October 18th

OCTOBER
Tuesday Saturday
4 8
WIZARD OF OZ @ 3
AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' @ 7
11
RAISIN IN THE SUN
(School Matinee)
15
IN THE HEIGHTS @ 3
IN THE HEIGHTS @ 7
18
IN THE HEIGHTS
(School Matinee)
22
AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' @ 7
25
RAISIN IN THE SUN
(School Matinee)
29
WIZARD OF OZ @ 3
IN THE HEIGHTS @ 7
NOVEMBER
1 5
WIZARD OF OZ @ 3
IN THE HEIGHTS @ 7
8 12
WIZARD OF OZ @ 3
AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' @ 7
15
RAISIN IN THE SUN
(School Matinee)
19
WIZARD OF OZ @ 3
AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' @ 7
22
WIZARD OF OZ @ 10AM
& @ 12:30
(School Matinees)
26

DECEMBER
Tuesday Friday Saturday Sunday
2 3
HARLEM CHRISTMAS CAROL @ 7
4
6
WIZARD OF OZ @ 10AM
& @ 12:30
(School Matinees)
9
HARLEM CHRISTMAS CAROL @ 7
10
OZ @ 3
HARLEM CHRISTMAS CAROL @ 7
11
WIZARD OF OZ @ 7
13
WIZARD OF OZ @ 10AM
& @ 12:30
(School Matinees)
16
HARLEM CHRISTMAS CAROL @ 7PM
17
HARLEM CHRISTMAS CAROL @ 7PM
18
20
HARLEM CHRISTMAS CAROL @ 10AM
& @ 12
(School Matinees)
23 24th-31st
HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
MERRY CHRISTMAS!
HAPPY NEW YEAR



VENUE

Tato Laviera Theatre
240 East 123rd Street (On the corner of Second Avenue and 123rd Street)

ADMISSION

IN THE HEIGHTS
$15 (Student/Senior), $25 General, $50 Premium
A RAISIN IN THE SUN
$15 General and $30 Premium
THE WIZARD OF OZ
$10 General and $20 Premium

PARKING

Secure underground parking at East 122nd Street
between 2nd and 3rd Avenue only $10.

To purchase tickets go to:
Smarttix.com or call (212) 868-4444
Call (917) 697-3555 for reservations or group rates