South goes Latin In the Heights (London Free Press)

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South goes Latin In the Heights

In the Heights (Chryssa Tassopoulos, Special to QMI Agency)

The PlayIn the Heights is a musical with music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, and a book by Quiara Alegría Hudes. It is set in the Dominican-American neighbourhood of Washington Heights in New York City. It’s a story about the dreams, desires, heartaches and disappointments of this close-knit community. The play, nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, was nominated for 13 Tony Awards in 2008, winning four including best musical. The album, featuring the score, also won a Grammy for best musical show album.

The Show: Presented by the South secondary school’s musical theatre program, directed by Kevin Wild.

The Quote: In the Heights is a high energy, moving portrayal of three generations of Latin American immigrants. Featuring fiery salsa, passionate hip hop, and heartfelt duets, In the Heights touches all of us. It’s love, life, family, and ultimately, it’s about finding home.”

— Director Kevin Wild

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IF YOU GO

What: In the Heights, a musical with music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, and a book by Quiara Alegría Hudes, presented by the South secondary school musical theatre program, directed by Kevin Wild.

Where: South secondary school auditorium, 371 Tecumseh Ave. E.

When: Wednesday through Saturday, 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: Advance tickets are $15, available at www.onstagedirect.com, or $20 at the door.

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