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Photo Flash: First Look at Aurora Theatre and Theatrical Outfit's IN THE HEIGHTS

Atlanta audiences are invited to sway along to the salsa rhythms and rich melodies of New York's vibrant Washington Heights community, a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the pulse of three generations of music through the Manhattan streets.

Written by Hamilton creator and pop culture icon Lin-Manuel Miranda, the Tony Award and Grammy Award-winning In the Heights, playing now through August 28, opens Aurora Theatre's 2016-17 Peach State Federal Credit Union Signature Series before heading to Theatrical Outfit September 8-18. This universal tale, a co-production with Theatrical Outfit, delivers a poignant message on the power of family and the strength of community in the face of adversity. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

Led by Aurora's Associate Artistic Director Justin Anderson, In the Heights follows the story of a tight-knit Latino community on the brink of change. At the center is Usnavi, the corner bodega owner who dreams of winning the lottery and escaping to the Dominican Republic with the gorgeous girl working in the neighboring beauty salon. Meanwhile, his childhood friend Nina returns home from college, only to share disappointing news with her parents, who have spent their entire life savings on making her dreams come true. In the midst of these characters' bustling lives - full of hopes, dreams and pressures - tough decisions must be made as to which traditions should be upheld and which to leave behind, as they strive to turn the world's ultimate concrete jungle into a permanent home of their own.

In the Heights is presented now through August 28 on Aurora's Metro Waterproofing Strickland Family Mainstage. Regular tickets may be purchased for $30-$65 online at tickets.auroratheatre.com or by calling the Box Office at 678-226-6222. For more information on this production or the 2016-17 Signature Series, visit auroratheatre.com. Tickets for the Theatrical Outfit run go for $20 - 50* and may be purchased online at www.theatricaloutfit.org or by calling 678.528.1500.

Photo Credit: Chris Bartelski

Photo Flash: First Look at Aurora Theatre and Theatrical Outfit's IN THE HEIGHTS
Diego Klock-Perez

Photo Flash: First Look at Aurora Theatre and Theatrical Outfit's IN THE HEIGHTS
Kari Twyman, Robert Mason II, Pytron Parker, Joseph Pendergrast, Tina Fears and Candice McLellan

Photo Flash: First Look at Aurora Theatre and Theatrical Outfit's IN THE HEIGHTS
Felicia Hernandez

Photo Flash: First Look at Aurora Theatre and Theatrical Outfit's IN THE HEIGHTS
Garrett Turner

Photo Flash: First Look at Aurora Theatre and Theatrical Outfit's IN THE HEIGHTS
Julissa Sabino

Photo Flash: First Look at Aurora Theatre and Theatrical Outfit's IN THE HEIGHTS
Christian Magby and Diego Klock-Perez

Photo Flash: First Look at Aurora Theatre and Theatrical Outfit's IN THE HEIGHTS
Anthony Rodriguez

Photo Flash: First Look at Aurora Theatre and Theatrical Outfit's IN THE HEIGHTS
Julissa Sabino, India Tyree, Diany Rodriguez and Lilliangina Quinones

Photo Flash: First Look at Aurora Theatre and Theatrical Outfit's IN THE HEIGHTS
Diego Klock-Perez and Garrett Turner

Photo Flash: First Look at Aurora Theatre and Theatrical Outfit's IN THE HEIGHTS
Joseph Pendergrast

Photo Flash: First Look at Aurora Theatre and Theatrical Outfit's IN THE HEIGHTS
(front) Diego Klock-Perez; (behind) Lilliangina Quinones, Julissa Sabino and India Tyree

Photo Flash: First Look at Aurora Theatre and Theatrical Outfit's IN THE HEIGHTS
Felicia Hernandez

Photo Flash: First Look at Aurora Theatre and Theatrical Outfit's IN THE HEIGHTS
Garrett Turner and Diany Rodriguez

Photo Flash: First Look at Aurora Theatre and Theatrical Outfit's IN THE HEIGHTS
Diany Rodriguez, Anthony Rodriguez and Maria Rodriguez-Sager

Photo Flash: First Look at Aurora Theatre and Theatrical Outfit's IN THE HEIGHTS
Diany Rodriguez and Garrett Turner

Photo Flash: First Look at Aurora Theatre and Theatrical Outfit's IN THE HEIGHTS
Kari Twyman, Amber Hamilton and the cast of IN THE HEIGHTS

Photo Flash: First Look at Aurora Theatre and Theatrical Outfit's IN THE HEIGHTS
The cast of IN THE HEIGHTS

Photo Flash: First Look at Aurora Theatre and Theatrical Outfit's IN THE HEIGHTS
Candice McLellan, India Tyree, Lilliangina Quinones, Julissa Sabino, Anthony Rodriguez, Maria Rodriguez-Sager, Benjamin Sims and Joshua Johnson

Photo Flash: First Look at Aurora Theatre and Theatrical Outfit's IN THE HEIGHTS
Juan Carlos Unzueta

Photo Flash: First Look at Aurora Theatre and Theatrical Outfit's IN THE HEIGHTS
The cast of IN THE HEIGHTS

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