Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Detroit actors to perform Lin-Manuel Miranda's 'In the Heights' for free at New Center Park

Posted By on Wed, Jul 18, 2018 at 6:50 AM

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Before Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda gave the world the Tony Award-winning musical In the Heights — a cultural story centered around New York City’s Washington Heights neighborhood and its Hispanic community.

The story follows the lives of bodega owner Usnavi and his beautician girlfriend Vanessa. Then there’s Nina and Benny — a second love story defined by the price and obstacles of achieving a higher education. Reimagined by the Detroit Actors Theatre Company, In the Heights fuses freestyle rap with merengue dance for a multicultural exploration of love, family, and growing up.

"In the Heights" performances begin at 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 18 through Sunday, July 22 at New Center Park; 2998 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit;; All performances free and open to the public.

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