Celebrated musical ‘In the Heights’ comes to Austin

Celebrated musical, 'In the Heights' comes to Austin on April 9.

Celebrated musical, ‘In the Heights’ comes to Austin on April 9.

The Tony award winning musical In the Heights will be running from Apr. 9 through Apr. 19 at the B. Iden Payne Theatre. The University of Texas at Austin Theatre and Dance department along with director Jerry Ruiz present this celebrated and critically acclaimed musical.

In 2008, In the Heights won four Tony Awards out of its 13 nominations including Best Musical, Best Original Score, Best Choreography and Best Orchestrations. Creators Lin- Manuel Miranda (music and lyrics) and Quiara Alegría Hudes (book). The celebrated musical chronicles the spirited Washington Heights community in New York. The score combines colorful Latin pop and hip-hop that brings energy and life to the story about exploration and identity.

Again, performance dates begin April 9 and end April 19 at the B. Iden Payne Theatre located at 300 E. 23 St. Ticket prices range from adults to UT students and staff. Prices begin at $15. Tickets can be purchased online at Texas Performing Arts or through JoinTheDrama.org, most H-E-B stores and all Texas Box Offices. 

Below is a snippet of the play circa 2008.

Alyssa Morin

Alyssa Morin is an aspiring broadcast journalist and the vice president of the U.T. Hispanic Journalist organization. Morin is an entertainment beat writer for Red River Noise and Austin Vida.

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