Quiara Alegría Hudes In The Heights

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Every American, no matter what decent wants to achieve that, “American dream”. In the Heights, captures those from a struggling town, yearning to achieve their dream. The musical is relatable, enticing and energetic, keeping you on the edge of your seat throughout the entire production. The musical, In the Heights written by Quiara Alegría Hudes and lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda was performed at the Beck Center. In a three day event, an ensemble cast of Dominican-American’s bring you inside their world in Washington Heights, New York. In the Heights is a musical about the economic struggle of just barely getting by each day on what little you make and yearning for more. The main characters Usnavi and Nina are admired by the entire town. Usnavi dreams of winning the lottery and moving to the Dominican, while Nina has gone to Stanford but realizes how hard it is to work and go to school. Throughout the play we learn of the struggles each one endures, all with the same goal of achieving their “American Dream”. Quiara Alegría Hudes wrote, In the Heights, showing the minority class’s struggle of being from another country, trying to fit into this “American world” and achieve their “American Dream”. Hudes, writes a beautiful ensemble that is relatable for those not even from the same culture. You will feel the…show more content…
Through his lyrics you start to not only hear but feel their struggle and love for each other as family. The production starts with the opening song, In the Heights, that sets up the entire tone of the production. The opening song is long with a mix of singing and acting allowing you to understand the backstory. Each song from the opening to the finale will have you want to jump up and dance along with the cast. The songs are catchy and heartwarming, have you feel part of the production. Audience members felt the cast’s energetic spirit through their singing and
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