The Area Stage Company and Theatre Conservatory is proud to present In theHeights. Music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Book by Quiara Alegría Hudes. Conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda.
In the Heights tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood – a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. It’s a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind. In the Heights is the winner of the 2008 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Score, Best Choreography and Best Orchestrations, the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Ensemble Performance and Outstanding Choreography, and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album.
“An exuberant, animated shrine to the importance of family ties and being faithful to where you come from.” — Ben Brantley, The New York Times. ”IN THE HEIGHTS is the WEST SIDE STORY for a new
generation!"— Chicago Sun-Times, December 16, 2009. ”A GROUNDBREAKING 21ST-CENTURY MUSICAL. This EXTRAORDINARY blend of old and new pushes the sound of Broadway even deeper into FRESH TERRITORY. It's one of THE MOST SATISFYING MUSICALS IN YEARS.”— Jeremy McCarter, New York Magazine, January 01, 2008 Set Design, Lighting Design, and Direction by John Rodaz. Costume Design by Maria Rodaz. Stage Management by Estephanie Cardenas. Assistant Stage Management by Jazmin Aquart. Production Assistant, Lighting Technician, Kenya Anthony-Moore.