A crowd-pleasing, contemporary hit about a vibrant neighborhood at a crossroads.
In the Heights centers on a variety of characters living in the neighborhood of Washington Heights, on the northern tip of Manhattan. At the center of the show is Usnavi, a bodega owner who looks after the aging Cuban lady next door, pines for the gorgeous girl working in the neighboring beauty salon and dreams of winning the lottery and escaping to the shores of his native Dominican Republic. Meanwhile, Nina, a childhood friend of Usnavi’s, has returned to the neighborhood from her first year at college with surprising news for her parents, who have spent their life savings on building a better life for their daughter. Ultimately, Usnavi and the residents of the close-knit neighborhood get a dose of what it means to be home.
What is In the Heights Like?
This high-energy show features lovable characters, a contemporary Latin-flavored score and Tony-winning hip-hop dance moves. But it’s also very sweet and sentimental, wearing its heart on its sleeve. You may even get a little misty-eyed by the end.
Is In the Heights Good for Kids?
The street-savvy younger characters in In the Heights occasionally swear, but it’s not any worse than your average PG movie. In this candy-coated take on El Barrio there’s really nothing to offend the kids, who will undoubtedly appreciate the “cool” factor of a central character who emotes in rap.