In the Heights opens Wednesday, March 19

HEIGHTSFLYERThe Theatre Program at Lehman College presents the Tony-Award-winning musical IN THE HEIGHTS, music and lyrics by Lin Manuel Miranda and book by Quiara Alegria Hudes.  Directed by George C. Heslin, artistic director of Off Broadway’s Origin Theater Company, the production opens March 19 at 3:30pm and runs through March 23 at 3pm; Thursday-Saturday performances are at 7pm.  Performances take place at the Lovinger Theater, located in the Speech & Theater Building on the campus of Lehman College (250 Bedford Park Boulevard West, Bronx, NY 10468).  General admission is $15.  Seniors, Lehman faculty and staff, and non-Lehman student tickets are $10.  All performances are free of charge for Lehman students with valid identification.  The box office is open 30 minutes prior to each performance.

Conceived by Lin Manuel Miranda, 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. IN THE HEIGHTS is the winner of the 2008 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Score, Best Choreography and Best Orchestrations.

The Lehman cast features theatre majors and minors, including James Rodriguez, Ginaury Vasquez, Michael G. Tavares, Yafreici Peralta, Noel B. Austin, Taina Lopez, Emmanuel Delgado, Luz Arvel0-Martinez, Juliana Feliz, Ruby Navarro, Adeyinka Adebola, Kenny Nunez, Angie Nunez, Beverly Lopez, Brigida A. Valenzuela, Donald Salazar, Edgard Toro, Jasmin Morales, Jennifer Vasquez, Joseph Garel, Tiffany Taylor.   The production team is musical director Nathan Perry, choreographer Brittany Grier ’13, set designer Jason Bolen, costume designer Tristan Raines, lighting designer Zach Pizza, and sound engineer Angela Piva assisted by Rosa Elena Oliveras and Vanessa Villalobos.  Mentored by Carol Sullivan, the production stage managers are students Kelvin Veras, Amanda Beckett, Kailah King, Sierra M. Russo.

The Theatre Program at Lehman transforms students into versatile, self-directed artists of the 21st century. Our liberal arts BA in Theatre and in Dance and BFA in Multimedia Performing Arts challenge our students to develop the knowledge, skills, and critical and creative perspectives necessary for a professional life in the performing arts. For more information visit www.lehmantheatredance.org or call 718-960-7838.

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