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March 6, 2018 > Award-winning ?In the Heights? comes to Stage 1

Award-winning ?In the Heights? comes to Stage 1

Submitted By Belinda Maloney

Over the course of the Tony Award-winning musical ?In the Heights,? we encounter the many colorful residents of Washington Heights ? a New York City neighborhood 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 neighborhood 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 struggle to survive and how they 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.

Stage 1 Theatre presents ?In the Heights? Saturday, March 10 ? Sunday, March 25. The 2:30 p.m. March 25 show will be an ASL performance; ASL signers will be on the right side of the theatre. Tickets are $28 for adults, $25 for seniors and college students, and $15 for students 17 and under. Purchase at

In the Heights
Saturday, Mar 10 ? Sunday, Mar 25
8:00 p.m., Sundays at 2:30 p.m.
Newark Memorial High School
39375 Cedar Blvd, Newark
(510) 791-0287
Tickets: $15 ? $28

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