I quite enjoyed IN The Heights and I think everyone should see it when it is on tour. The music is innovative. I found the interwoven stories of the neighborhood to be engaging and the characters to be richly drawn. I also found the music matched each of the characters as well.
It was refreshing to see a show that focused on diversity and not the same stock characters found in every other show. The characters and their struggle made the audience laugh, cry, and go along every step of the way on the journey.
I liked the blend of different musical styles as well to represent the neighborhood and its inhabitants. I am not a huge fan of rap but I think it was incorporated well with latin beats, pop, rock, and other musical styles that helped to enhance every character and their ongoing stories.
I found the love story a bit cliche at times but that may be due to the fact that I am jaded as I get older. Regardless, it is a well done show and one you should see for sure.
I saw this over the weekend in Manhattan and found it to be filled with alot of "raw" energy, with excellent music and great dancing. The actors were first rate though the Spanish accents were a little bit exaggerated. The story is quite simple. A young lady from the"Barrio" (Washington Heights) has quit college in California because she can no longer afford the tuition. This upsets her parents, especially her father who owns a radio … more
In the Heights is a musical with music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and a book by Quiara Alegría Hudes. The story explores three days in the characters' lives in the New York City Dominican-American neighborhood of Washington Heights. The score features hip-hop, salsa, merengue and soul music. The musical's 2008 Broadway production was nominated for thirteen Tony Awards and won the Tony Award for Best Musical at the 62nd Tony Awards.