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.
BLUE Cast Performances: Sat 14th Sept 2pm, Sun 15th Sept 6pm, Thurs 19th Sept 7.30pm, Sat 21st Sept 7.30pm
RED Cast Performances: Sat 14th Sept 7.30pm, Sun 15th Sept 1pm, Fri 20th Sept 7.30pm, Sat 21st Sept 2pm
The Arts Theatre
53 Angas Street
0415 918 222
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