In the Heights... dreams come true

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In the Heights... dreams come true#1
Posted: 12/2/08 at 10:39am

So a while back I think I remember someone posting the videos of a young boy rapping to the music of "In the Heights." If not, here (http://www.youtube.com/user/BroadwayKidd).

Anyway, he recently visited the show and was given the chance to perform part of the finale onstage with the cast.

Here's the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nV9IRY5A1s
http://www.beintheheights.com/katnicole1 (Please click and help me win!) I chose, and my world was shaken- So what?
The choice may have been mistaken, The choosing was not...
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Updated On: 12/2/08 at 10:39 AM
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re: In the Heights... dreams come true#2
Posted: 12/2/08 at 10:56am
WOW. That was really inspirational. What a treat for this kid!!
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re: In the Heights... dreams come true#2
Posted: 12/2/08 at 11:43am
That was so incredibly sweet of the cast and crew to all get together and do that. Love that kid- I legit almost cried.
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re: In the Heights... dreams come true#3
Posted: 12/2/08 at 11:47am
Anakela, I hear you!! Same with me.
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re: In the Heights... dreams come true#4
Posted: 12/2/08 at 1:31pm
I just saw this and was crying.

First of all, the finale always gets to me, and the fact that this kid was singing it...ugh. That's amazing of Lin and the cast to do. I love this show, I love this cast.
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re: In the Heights... dreams come true#5
Posted: 12/2/08 at 1:39pm
That was sooo sweet. Add me to the list of people in tears.
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re: In the Heights... dreams come true#6
Posted: 12/2/08 at 1:43pm
That was fantastic!
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Posted: 12/2/08 at 2:26pm
Yup, I'm crying. That is so incredible!
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Posted: 12/2/08 at 2:41pm
Truly fantastic of them!
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re: In the Heights... dreams come true#9
Posted: 12/2/08 at 3:05pm
Bitter and cynical me actually teared up. So generous of them all. Felice Navidad!
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Posted: 12/2/08 at 3:07pm
OH MY GOD I'm so glad to see that I wasn't the only one crying through the whole thing. Oh God how amazingly precious was this?


HAHA Oh man...what are my chances that I one day storyboard for the movie? DREAMS COME TRUE.

I mean...Oh wow. I've been waiting to see this show for almost a year now...and I'm so close...soooo close...to this christmas. It's gonna blow my mind.


This video just proved everything I love about the show. Lin Manuel is effin fantastic and the cast and crew...amazing people.

Amazing.


(Karen in the end just made my holiday season. <3 OH Karen! =D)
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re: In the Heights... dreams come true#11
Posted: 12/2/08 at 3:27pm
Wow, that was great! But is it me, or did they use the OBC recording of the song. When Vanessa sings "It won't be long now," it's Karen's voice but Marcy in the video. If so, that is some good editing!

Also notice that Janet is both Carla and Nina. They probably invited Nicholas to an understudy rehearsal.

This just proves how much of a family Lin and the rest of the ITH cast is. They are all good people and are actors because they ove what they do and they want to entertain others. No pretentiousness, just love.
Updated On: 12/2/08 at 03:27 PM
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Posted: 12/2/08 at 3:33pm
Aww....
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Posted: 12/2/08 at 4:10pm
That is so beautifull! ITH deseves to run longer then CATS for that video alone...
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Posted: 12/2/08 at 4:14pm
wow, that was amazing.
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re: In the Heights... dreams come true#15
Posted: 12/2/08 at 5:05pm
I went to watch this thinking, "I bet it'll be cute, but there's no way it could actually make me cry."

WRONG.
I chose, and my world was shaken. So what? The choice may have been mistaken. The choosing was not.
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Posted: 12/2/08 at 6:19pm
Fantastic video. Karen O. Is too funny :)
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re: In the Heights... dreams come true#17
Posted: 12/2/08 at 6:45pm
My daughter just watched that and said that was very nice but she would be PISSED if that was the show she went to.
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re: In the Heights... dreams come true#18
Posted: 12/2/08 at 6:53pm
I teared up too.



It wasn't during a show. Everyone was in street clothes and dressed for winter.
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re: In the Heights... dreams come true#19
Posted: 12/2/08 at 6:55pm
Where is Karen O? Isn't that Marcy?
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re: In the Heights... dreams come true#20
Posted: 12/2/08 at 7:08pm
I hear ya jennyish... I didn't think it was going to get me either, but here I am tearing up. That was just the video I needed to see today (thanks dancingthru!).
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Posted: 12/2/08 at 7:20pm
that was so kind<3.
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re: In the Heights... dreams come true#22
Posted: 12/2/08 at 7:22pm
Karen is at the very end at I think about 5:18.
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re: In the Heights... dreams come true#23
Posted: 12/2/08 at 8:17pm
I never cry and I definitely teared up- definitely made my day a little brighter. Gotta love that cast.
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re: In the Heights... dreams come true#24
Posted: 12/2/08 at 9:13pm
Not only did it move me to tears, but that kid nailed every phrase of that. And the generosity of the cast and crew is inspiring.