IN THE HEIGHTS COMES TO ORANGE, TX
GRAMMY® AWARD WINNER
TONY AWARD® WINNER:
BEST MUSICAL, BEST MUSIC AND LYRICS,
BEST CHOREOGRAPHY, BEST ORCHESTRATIONS
IN THE HEIGHTS tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York's Washington Heights neighborhood – a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. It's a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind.
The Washington Post said IN THE HEIGHTS is "PURE BROADWAY. AN EVENING OF OLD-STYLE, INNOCENT PLEASURE" and Ben Brantley of The New York Times enthused IN THE HEIGHTS is "AN EXUBERANT, ANIMATED SHRINE TO THE IMPORTANCE OF FAMILY TIES AND BEING FAITHFUL TO WHERE YOU COME FROM."
In addition to winning the 2008 Tony Award for Best Musical, Lin-Manuel Miranda, the show's creator, won the Tony Award for Best Music and Lyrics, Andy Blankenbuehler won for Best Choreography, and Alex Lacamoire and Bill Sherman won for Best Orchestrations. The original cast recording won the 2008 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album.
In The Heights: Chasing Broadway Dreams a Great Performances special chronicling the personal stories of composer/lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda and the Broadway cast of IN THE HEIGHTS in the months leading up to opening night, premiered on PBS stations across the country in May 2009.
With a book by Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award nominee Quiara Alegría Hudes and conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda, IN THE HEIGHTS is directed by Joseph A. Callaway Award-winner and Tony Award nominee Thomas Kail. The music arrangements are by Alex Lacamoire and Bill Sherman. IN THE HEIGHTS also features Tony nominated scenic design (Anna Louizos), costumes (Paul Tazewell), lighting (Howell Binkley), and sound (Acme Sound Partners).
IN THE HEIGHTS is produced by Work Light Productions.
Lutcher patrons can meet cast members of IN THE HEIGHTS at a post-show Block Party at The Barking Dog Coffee Lounge, 109 5th St, downtown Orange. Party tickets are $10 each and include entrance to the party, house coffee and dessert. Tickets may be purchased at the Lutcher Theater before November 28.
IN THE HEIGHTS is sponsored locally by FirestonePolymers Orange Plant and the Southeast Texas Arts Council.
The Lutcher Theater for the Performing Arts is located at 707 Main, Orange, TX.