Saturday, October 8, 2011

Washington Heights Meets Waterbury

In the Heights, winner of four 2008 Tony Awards® and the 2008Grammy®  Award for “Best Musical Show Album,” brings the energy of its Latin laced rhythms and the timeless story of home to the Palace Theater in Waterbury, for three performances, Nov. 4-5. Tickets are on-sale now and available online at www.palacetheaterct.org, by phone at 203-346-2000 or in person at the box office at100 East Main St. in Waterbury. 
The show 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, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you and which ones you leave behind.

In addition to taking home the 2008 Tony Award for “Best Musical,” Lin-Manuel Miranda, the show’s creator, also won the Tony Award for “Best Music and Lyrics,” Andy Blankenbuehler won for “Best Choreography,” and Alex Lacamoire and Bill Sherman won for “Best Orchestrations.”

In theme with the musical’s message about the importance of community, the Palace is offering schools, bands and drama clubs the opportunity to raise money for their organizations by organizing a group to attend the matinee performance of In the Heights on Nov. 5, at 2 pm. For every mezzanine ticket sold at the promotion’s reduced $30 student price, the Palace will donate $3.00 back to the organization. Group leaders are encouraged to contact Box Office and Special Services Coordinator Deidre Patterson at 203-346-2011 for more information or to organize their.

For more information on the production, visit www.InTheHeightsTheMusical.com or www.palacetheaterct.org.

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