IN THE HEIGHTS
music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda
book by Quiara Alegría Hudes
conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda
directed and choreographed by Marcos Santana
April 23 – May 11, 2019
Before the smash hit Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda wowed audiences with In the Heights, a love letter to New York City's famed Washington Heights, a vibrant community on the brink of change. Three generations dream of new opportunities and struggle with the pressures of expectation and tradition. With an infectious score featuring a blend of hip-hop, salsa, merengue and soul, In the Heights invites audiences to celebrate life and love in this uniquely American story.
Winner of 4 Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Score
Three members of our cast were all in the original Broadway company: Blanca Camacho, Tony Chiroldes, and Doreen Montalvo, who will play Abuela Claudia, Kevin, and Camila, respectively. Director and Choreographer Marcos Santana also performed in the Broadway production.
In the Heights is presented through special arrangement with R & H Theatricals: www.rnh.com
“An infectious celebration with a dynamic, toe-tapping score."
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Dr. Colleen Rua is Assistant Professor of Theatre at Bridgewater State University. Her manuscript, Coming Home: Latinx Representations on Broadway, focuses on three Broadway musicals to explore the place and significance of the Latinx character and culture about the search for and construction of “home.” The representative musicals considered in this study are: West Side Story, The Capeman and In the Heights. Through a thorough investigation of these musicals and their original Broadway productions, she examines the ways in which theatre artists have represented Latinx identity, language, memory and space, and the impact of these representations on both Latinx and non-Latinx audiences. Dr. Rua’s conference presentations have included, “Gender, Environmentalism, and Secularization in Sor Juana’s el divino narciso,” and “Translation and Adaptation Challenges in Ana Caro’s valor, agravio y una mujer,” at the American Society for Theatre Research and “Serving Los Estados Unidos: Identity, War and Memory in Elliot, a Soldier’s Fugue” at Northwestern University. Other recent publications include the forthcoming “Navigating Neverland and Wonderland: Audience as Spect-Character,” in Theatre History Studies Journal and “Pop Operas, or, Broadway sells T-shirts! In American Literature in Translation 1980-1990 published by Cambridge University Press. Dr. Rua’s recent directing credits include: Gypsy, Conference of the Birds, Assassins, Pilgrims of the Night and the immersive experiences An Awfully Big Adventure and Alice in Wonderland. Dr. Rua was the Artistic Director of Arlington Children's Theatre and Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director of SouthCity Theatre, in residence at Boston's Factory Theatre. Other recent credits include Speed Date and Penguin Encounter with ACME Theatre and staged readings of Nosotras que los queremos tanto by Hugo Salcedo, Lomas de poleo by Edeberto Galindo, and Red Bike and In the Time of the Butterflies by Caridad Svich. In 2014-2015, Dr. Rua co-founded and directed BSU's Acting for Justice theatre troupe which performed at several social justice events. She has taught courses at MIT, Northwestern University, Tufts University, and UMASS Lowell and has delivered guest lectures at Duke University and Suffolk University. She has presented and led workshops at national and regional conferences including the American Society for Theatre Research, Association for Theatre in Higher Education and Massachusetts Educational Theatre Guild. She is the recipient of Bridgewater State University’s 2019 Presidential Award for Distinguished Teaching and was the 2015 recipient the New England Theatre Conference's Leonidas Nikole Award for Theatre Educator of the Year. Her current project is an immersive production of Thornton Wilder’s The Skin of Our Teeth. Dr. Rua holds a PhD in Drama from Tufts University and an MA in Theatre Education from Emerson College. Her research interests include Latinx Theatre, Immersive Theatre, the American Musical, and Theatre for Youth.
SPECIAL FUNDING PROVIDED BY
Adam Clemens and Galia Gichon
Czekaj Artistic Productions
Judy and Scott Phares
Barbara and John Samuelson
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