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IN THE HEIGHTS at Springfield Little Theatre
January 26 - February 11
IN THE HEIGHTS
- Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda
- Book by Quiara Alegria Hudes
- Conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda
RUNTIME: 2 hours, with a 15 minute-intermission
AUDIENCE: In The Heights is rated PG-13.
LOCATION: The Landers Theatre – 311 E Walnut St, Springfield, MO 65806
In Collaboration with Mosaic Arts Collective, this 2008 Tony Award-winner for Best Musical features music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and centers on an ensemble of characters in the Washington Heights neighborhood of New York City.
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.
Nina has just returned to her Washington Heights neighborhood from her freshman year at Stanford, unsure if she plans to go back; her parents struggle to keep their small business alive and Benny, their young employee, does his best to help the company stay afloat; Usnavi operates a tiny bodega, and his love interest, Vanessa, only dreams of finding a studio apartment in the coveted West Village. When the winning lottery ticket, a power outage, and romantic tension all hit the ‘hood, the long-time friends and neighbors make discoveries about each other, about themselves, and about the place they all call home.
Weaving together a tapestry of Latin and hip-hop music, dynamic dance, and rich storytelling, IN THE HEIGHTS is a celebration of the power of community and the pursuit of the American Dream.