Music by Lin-Manuel Miranda; Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda; Book by Quiara Alegría Hudes
Performed by The Detroit Actors Theatre Company (The DATC
«In the Heights» explores three days in the characters' lives in the New York City Latino neighbourhood of Washington Heights. The score features hip-hop, salsa, merengue and soul music.
In the hispanic community of Manhattan's Washington Heights, bodega owner Usnavi is dating Vanessa, who works in a beauty salon. He dreams of opening a bar in his home country, the Dominican Republic. Nina loves Benny, a shy young man who has worked for Nina's parents for years, but her father opposes their union because he wants Nina to finish her education at Stanford University. She doesn't want her father to bankrupt himself paying for the expensive school, but her father is prepared to sell his car-service business. «Abuela» Claudia, who raised Usnavi after the death of his parents, wins $96,000 in a numbers game.
Doors at 7:00 p.m. | All performances at 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, July 18
Thursday, July 19
Friday, July 20
Saturday, July 21
Sunday, July 22
Performances are FREE — there are no tickets. No outside food or drink allowed.
Rain Dates for In The Heights:
In the situation that any of these performances need to be re-scheduled, the rain dates are Saturday, July 21 at 2:00 p.m., and Sunday July 22 at 2:00 p.m.
Sponsored By: The Kresge Foundation
New Center Park is located at 2998 W. Grand Boulevard, across from the Fisher Building in the New Center District.