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Saint Mary’s College Presents “In the Height...

Saint Mary’s College Presents “In the Heights” by Lin-Manuel Miranda

 

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The Theatre Program at Saint Mary’s is presenting “In the Heights” by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creative force behind the Broadway blockbuster “Hamilton.”

To the rhythms of salsa, hip-hop and jazz, “In the Heights” paints a vivid mural of a tight-knit, largely Dominican-American neighborhood of Washington Heights in New York City, where first and second generation immigrants make a living, find identity, and reach for their dreams.

In the Heights opens Thursday, April 27 for a one-weekend run in Saint Mary’s intimate LeFevre Theatre, 1928 St. Mary’s Road, Moraga.

“Given the current political climate and heightened focus on issues of race and immigration,” comments Rebecca Engle, Theatre Program Director and the show’s producer, “Miranda’s musical speaks to us even more urgently now than when it was on Broadway. Yet it remains wildly entertaining.”

Guest Artist Nick Gabriel (ACT Core Company) directs this ground-breaking production—winner of the 2008.

Tony Award for Best Musical—and has assembled a cast that reflects the diversity of Saint Mary’s student body and showcases the talents of the College's award-winning music, dance and theatre programs.

Audiences may expect to see both exciting newcomers and LeFevre favorites in In the Heights.

Tickets are $8 for SMC students; $15 SMC faculty and staff, seniors, non SMC students; $18 general. Tickets can be purchased online or at box office, one hour to curtain. For information only, call (925) 631-4670.


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