In The Heights
Book by Quiara Alegria Hudes, Music and Lyrics by Lin Manuel Miranda
Performance and Booking Details
Performances from 16 March 2018
- Tues-Sat 7:30 pm
- Sat 2:00 pm
- Sun 1:00 pm
- Sun 6:00 pm
Approximately 2.5 hours incl. interval
No Performance on 30 March 2018
Presented by Blue Saint Productions in association with Hayes Theatre Co
Director Luke Joslin
Musical Director Lucy Bermingham
Choreographer Amy Campbell
Set Designer Simon Greer
Costume Designer Elizabeth Franklin
Over the course of the Tony award-winning musical, In the Heights, we encounter the many colourful residents of Washington Heights — a New York City neighbourhood on the brink of change.
Usnavi, a first generation Dominican-American corner bodega owner, and his friends and family are dealing with the pressures of rising rents and closing neighbourhood businesses. As one family struggles to figure out how to pay for an Ivy League tuition for their brilliant and hard working daughter, a young woman is trying to put a down payment on a new apartment, and Usnavi himself is trying to get back to the Dominican Republic to reconnect with his roots after the death of his parents.
In Washington Heights, community is everything, and we see how each of these individuals struggles to survive and how these same individuals come together as a community to mourn their losses and rejoice in their triumphs. Over the course of the show, we see the hard-working residents of Washington Heights grapple with love and lust, identity and racism, all while the prospect of a winning lottery ticket hangs in the air, potentially changing the livelihoods of the people and the community forever. This revolutionary new musical combines Latin rhythms and dance with hip-hop lyrics to tell a captivating story about what it means to chase your dreams as you cling to your roots, and to celebrate the community from which you grew.