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High-energy Tony-winning ‘In the Heights’ musical coming to Lab Theater stage


The Southwest Florida premiere of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In the Heights opens March 27 at The Laboratory Theater of Florida. This high-energy musical was nominated for 13 and winner of four Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

In the Heights tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood, a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open, and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. It’s a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams, and pressures and where the biggest struggles involve deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind.

“I am honored to be directing the Southwest Florida premiere of In The Heights at The Lab,” says Director Carmen Crussard. “It beautifully illustrates the importance of community, despite our different cultural backgrounds. I hope this production will create a renewed appreciation for Latin-American and hip-hop culture in our own Southwest Florida community.”

“An outstanding book by Pulitzer Prize-winner Quiara Alegria Hudes makes this musical experience lyrical, edgy, fun, and incredibly heartfelt,” adds Lab Artistic Director Annette Trossbach. “I’m thrilled to see the vibrant dancing and share in diverse stories on our stage.”

In the Heights plays from March 27 through April 18 at the Laboratory Theater of Florida.

March 4, 2020.

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