The modern and popular musical “In the Heights,” is coming to the UTRGV University Productions Theatre’s main stage.
Music and lyrics for “In the Heights” are by Lin-Manuel Miranda of Hamilton fame, with book by Quiara Alegría Hudes.
The story is set over the course of three days, following the hopes and dreams of young people and their hard-working parents in the largely Dominican-American neighborhood of Washington Heights in New York City. The musical tackles cultural issues like the importance of home and family, and whether the grass is greener in a new environ than where one is born and raised – issues that certainly resonate with residents of the Rio Grande Valley.
In the Heights opened on Broadway in 2008 and has been nominated for 13 Tony Awards. It has won four, including Best Musical and Best Original Score. It also won a Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album, and was nominated for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
UTRGV professor Dr. Brian Warren directs a UTRGV cast and crew of students from the university and from the community.
For more information, call the University Productions Box Office at (956) 665-3581, or email Elva Galvan at Elva.Galvan@utrgv.edu.