In The Heights

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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.

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"Dripping with talent"
                                      — Colin Thomas, The Georgia Straight

"Lively and colourful"
                                   — Jo Ledingham, The Vancouver Courier

"Humourous, heartwarming, and a funky departure from your typical musical"
                                        — Myles Constable,

"Top-notch singing and dancing"
                                                  — JJ Brewis, Lords of Dogwood

"Upbeat, fun and funky"
                         — Monika Forberger,, Entertainment Vancouver

"A fizzy and frothy and sexy salsa evening of energy and enthusiasm"
                                  — Baird Blackstone, Broken Leg Reviews

"The music In the Heights is what makes this show sizzle"
                                          — Mark Robins, Vancouver Presents

"Roderique's singing and his hip-hopping moves were superb"
                                               — Ed Farolan, Review Vancouver

Production information

In The Heights
The Arts Club Theater, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Director: Bill Millerd
Co-Director: Lisa Stevens
Choreographer: Lisa Stevens
Musical Director: Ken Cormier

Luc Roderique - Usnavi
Elena Juatco - Vanessa
Sharon Crandall - Abuela Claudia
Caleb Di Pomponio - Sonny