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4 Star Starred
133rd Street Arts Center
Between St. Nicholas Ave. and Fredrick Douglas Ave. 308 West 133rd Street New York, NY 10027
646-981-3004
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"Finian's Rainbow" and "Flahooley"
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3.7 average rating
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attended Dec 29 2013

The actors were terrific! We loved everyone associated with the production. You have to look for the entrance as it's somewhat hidden! I highly recommend seeing the show and supporting this up and coming enterprise.

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attended Dec 29 2013

Squeezing an entire musical - Finian's Rainbow - into one act was a mistake. The actors were rushing around the stage, fitting everything into a very short timeframe. They were practically screaming at times, and one of them was panting after a...continued

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[Aili] Venho, as sweet a Sharon as you could ask for in Finian’s, turns entertainingly into a power-hungry gorgon [in Flahooley; Holloway, who delivers a roof-raising “Necessity” in Finian’s, transforms convincingly into a sweet-voiced ingénue; and a number of energetic but anonymous Finian’s sharecroppers get to create more rounded characters.“ —”NY Theatre Guide":http://nytheatreguide.com/2013/12/theatre-review-finians-rainbow-and-flahooley-at-harlem-repertory-theatre/
“… [these are] inexhaustible performers who clearly care a great deal about what they are doing and who deliver two classic Broadway scores always worth hearing. If that’s not worth twenty bucks, what is?”  —NY Theatre Guide
“The direction and choreography by HRT founder and artistic director Keith Lee Grant … are the best I have seen in any production or off Broadway this season, with perfectly synchronized energetic movement by the entire cast.” -Theatre Pizzazz
“Every cast member has a clarion voice. Venho has an extraordinary soprano, and she sings all those Lane/Harburg hits … with stunning virtuosity … Both productions are rapidly paced and you cannot help but admire all of the cast.”  -Theatre Pizzazz
“The Harlem Repertory Theatre’s Finian’s Rainbow/Flahooley offers a shining example of the best of off-off-Broadway. Director Keith Lee Grant split the plays into Act One and Act Two and used a black box theater to showcase his creativity and talented cast. The small space was filled with amazing bird-singing voices, laughter, and even a few tears.” —”The Campus":http://www.ccnycampus.org/2013/12/all-over-the-rainbow/

Description

The Premium Seating offer includes:

- seat in the first two rows of the theater

- color souvenir program

- free complimentary snack or beverage

Total running time: Two hours and 40 minutes with one intermission.

Finian’s Rainbow

Book by E.Y. Harburg and Fred Saidy

Lyrics by Harburg

Music by Burton Lane

Staged by AUDELCO-winning director and choreographer Keith Lee Grant

Running time: 85 minutes

Flahooley

Original Book by E.Y. Harburg and Fred Saidy

Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg

Music by Sammy Fain

Adaptation by Art Perlman

Staged by AUDELCO-winning director and choreographer Keith Lee Grant

Running time: 55 minutes

The theater is located on the second floor. You must walk up two flights of steps to enter the performance space. The theater is not wheelchair accessible.

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