In the Heights

Wednesday, April 9 - 19, 2014
B. Iden Payne Theatre
$15.00 - $25.00

In the Heights
Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Book by Quiara Alegría Hudes
Conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Directed by Jerry Ruiz
Music Direction by Spencer Blank
Choreography by Maria Antonieta Bravo

Presented by the Department of Theatre and Dance

“A groundbreaking 21st century musical.” – New York Magazine

“An exuberant, animated shrine to the importance of family ties and being faithful to where you come from.” – The New York Times

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.

From Director Jerry Ruiz

In the Heights is the story of a community that is under pressure; that is changing, growing, transforming,” shares director Jerry Ruiz. “The neighborhood is like a big extended family, but there’s a danger that the family will be pulled apart by external forces. Change happens fast in New York City, and the question is, will the community survive intact?”

Guest artist in residence at UT Austin, Ruiz has developed work at Second Stage Theatre, Playwrights Horizons, Soho Rep, The Public, The Atlantic and Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Prior New York credits include Enfrascada by Tanya Saracho (Clubbed Thumb), Basilica by Mando Alvarado (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater) and Philip Goes Forth (Mint Theater Company).

“It’s is an exciting, contemporary musical that draws inspiration from some truly classic musicals such as West Side Story and Fiddler on the Roof,” explains Ruiz. “It will captivate those who enjoy a great story told through the musical form.

Apr. 9-12, 15-19 at 8pm
Apr. 13 at 7pm
Apr. 12-13, 19 at 2pm

Community Engagement Events:
Saturday, April 12, following the 8pm performance
Friday, April 18, following the 8pm performance

Dialogue with Cast & Creative Team
Join us for a fifteen minute post-show talkback on following the performance of In the Heights. The dialogue will give the audience a chance to interact with the with cast and creative team in a question and answer format. The talkback will be facilitated by In the Heights dramaturgs Madilynn Garcia and Joshua Streeter.

Reviews, Resources and More
UT Department of Theatre and Dance website
Maps and Directions
General Ticketing Information
Theatre and Dance on Facebook
Theatre and Dance on Twitter

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