Lin-Manuel Miranda's IN THE HEIGHTS Comes to Cincinnati Playhouse
Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical IN THE HEIGHTS will delight Cincinnati audiences this winter at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park beginning Jan. 19, 2019. The Broadway hit, which won four Tony Awards including best musical and was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, runs through Feb. 17, 2019. Official opening night is Jan. 24, 2019.
IN THE HEIGHTS is a vibrant, feel-good musical with a style Hamilton fans will recognize, says Artistic Director Blake Robison. From its high-energy choreography to its hip-hop, Latin-flavored score, audiences will fall in love the musical that won Lin-Manuel Miranda his first Tony Award.
The multigenerational story takes place in Washington Heights, a New York community that's home to many Puerto Rican and Dominican immigrants. IN THE HEIGHTS celebrates the importance of heritage, family ties and turning dreams into reality. The musical follows the journey of several recent immigrants, including descriptions of their hardships in reaching New York, their aspirations for their children and the stories they carry with them. It is a topic that Director May Adrales believes is relevant today.
The immigrants I know are the hardest working people, says Adrales. They make something out of nothing. They make a home here against impossible odds and make a place better than when they found it.
Adrales is an award-winning theatre artist and Associate Artistic Director at Milwaukee Repertory Theater. Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's In the Heights is a co-production with Milwaukee Rep and Seattle Repertory Theatre. Casting for the three-city production took place in five cities across the U.S.
The New York Times declared, When this musical erupts in one of its expressions of collective joy, the energy it gives off could light up the George Washington Bridge for a year or two.
To celebrate the universal appeal of IN THE HEIGHTS, the Playhouse is offering a block of tickets for just $10 to each Tuesday performance. A minimum of 100 tickets will be available each week.
We are so excited about IN THE HEIGHTS one of the biggest shows of the season that we want to make sure everyone has a chance to see. So we created '$10 Tuesdays' making our work accessible to anyone who loves theatre, explains Robison.
The $10 tickets may only be purchased in-person at the Playhouse Box Office beginning at 6 p.m. on the day of the show, each Tuesday. Limit two per person. No advance reservations or choice of seating.
Karmine Alers (Camila); Yassmin Alers (Abuela Claudia); Ryan Alvarado (Usnavi); Courtney Arango (Ensemble/Associate Choreographer/Dance Captain); Lillian Castillo (Daniela); Tony Chiroldes (Kevin); Alexander Gil Cruz (Ensemble); Henry Gainza (Piragua Guy); Nicolas Garza (Sonny); Stephanie Gom rez (Vanessa); Alyssa V. Gomez (Carla); David Kaverman (Benny); Eric A. Lewis (Ensemble); Sophia Mac as (Nina); Emily Madigan (Ensemble); UJ Mangune (Graffiti Pete/Ensemble); Eddie Martin Morales (Ensemble/Fight Captain); R na Roman (Ensemble); Gabriela M. Soto (Swing); William Dean Wiersma (Swing)
Tuesday-Thursday 7:30 p.m. Friday: 8 p.m. Saturday: 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Sunday: 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Additional Matinee: 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13 Please note: There are no public evening performances on Feb. 3 or Feb. 13.
Prices for IN THE HEIGHTS start at $35, vary depending on seat location and performance day, and are subject to change. Tickets for teens and students are $30 and $45 depending on seat location. Student tickets are just $15 on the day of the show. Plus, Sunday is College Night, with tickets to all 7 p.m. performances just $10.
Introducing $10 Tuesdays during IN THE HEIGHTS
Every Tuesday during the run, a minimum of 100 tickets will be available for just $10. These tickets may only be purchased in-person at the Playhouse Box Office beginning at 6 p.m. on the day of the show. Limit two per person. No advance reservations or choice of seating.
Tickets can be purchased by visiting the Playhouse website at www.cincyplay.com or by calling the Box Office at 513-421-3888 or 800-582-3208 toll-free in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. For TDD (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf) access, call 513-345-2248. The Playhouse is fully accessible.
Off the Grid: Brew and View: Moana Sing-Along
Thursday, Jan. 10 | 7 to 9 p.m. at The Video Archive
Celebrate the musical work of Hamilton superstar Lin-Manuel Miranda with a Moana screening and sing-along! Join us for an interactive screening event that begins with trivia, games and your favorite karaoke songs written by Miranda from Hamilton, Bring it On and In the Heights. Then enjoy the Disney musical sensation Moana about an ancient Polynesian curse, a demigod named Maui and a young girl who must save her island home. Games, trivia and karaoke begin at 7 p.m. Screening of the film begins at 8 p.m. The Video Archive is located at 965 E. McMillan St.
IN THE HEIGHTS Wine Tastings
Fridays, Jan. 25 and Feb. 1, 8 and 15 | 6:30 p.m. at the Playhouse
Join us before Friday evening performances of In The Heights for a special wine tasting by Heidelberg Distributing Co. and a three-course meal catered by Chef's Choice Catering! Dinner will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $35 per person and does not include a ticket to the show. Reservations are required.
Playhouse Perspectives: The Latinx Experience in Cincinnati
Monday, Feb. 11 | 7 p.m. at The Playhouse
IN THE HEIGHTS explores the experience of Latinx immigrants in New York who are from Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and other Latin-American countries. Join us in conversation with local community organizations, leaders and artists as we discuss the Latinx community in Cincinnati. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is recommended by calling the Box Office at 513-421-3888. The Playhouse Perspectives series is supported by a generous grant from Roderick and Barbara Barr.
BOX OFFICE: 513-421-3888 or 800-582-3208 toll-free in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana; or 513-345-2248 TDD.