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Pre-Show Study Guide

  • Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda
  • Book by Quiara Alegría Hudes
  • Directed by Rebecca Aparicio
  • Musical Direction by Michael Salvatierra
  • Choreography by Heaven Fleming-Bryant
  • Winner of 4 Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Score
  • “When this musical erupts in one of its expressions of collective joy, the energy it gives off could light up the George Washington Bridge” – NY Times
  • “A joyfully exuberant and moving experience” – Hollywood Reporter

Special Four Night Run!

Before the smash hit HAMILTON, audiences fell in love with Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ebullient musical IN THE HEIGHTS, a tribute to a vibrant, tight-knit Latinx community on the brink of change.The Live Arts Teen Theater Ensemble is excited to share the music, dance, community, and joy of IN THE HEIGHTS with full length live-streamed online performances.

Audiences in Charlottesville and beyond can experience this Tony Award-winning musical from the comfort of their own home during a special four-night run of IN THE HEIGHTS August 13-16, 2020.


Tickets will be sold for a suggested price of $15 or on a Pay-What-You-Can basis through the Live Arts Box Office, online at livearts.org or by phone at (434)-977-4177 x123.

Ticket holders will receive further information for attending their live-streamed online performance using the Zoom webinar platform.



Live-Streamed Performance Dates: 
August 13, 2020 at 7pm
August 14, 2020 at 7pm
August 15, 2020 at 7pm
August 16, 2020 at 7pm

The Story
Nina has returned to the neighborhood after her first year at college with startling news for her parents, who have spent their life savings to ensure a better life for their daughter. Meanwhile, Nina’s friend Usnavi runs a bodega, tends to the neighborhood Abuela, and dreams of winning the lottery so he can return to his homeland in the Dominican Republic. When a power outage leaves the neighborhood sweltering in the summer heat, the folks of Washington Heights explore the joy and heartbreak of calling their neighborhood home. With a dynamic score featuring hip-hop, salsa, merengue and soul, IN THE HEIGHTS invites audiences to celebrate love and life in this delightful summer musical.

First rehearsal for IN THE HEIGHTS

Meet the cast and crew



  • Band Leader … Michael Salvatierra
  • Keys/Woodwinds … Abby Smith
  • Drums … Thomas Castleman
  • Bass … Horace Scruggs
  • Guitar … Solomon Goluboff-Shragger

Production Team

  • Producer … Kristin Wenger
  • Director … Rebecca Aparicio
  • Associate Director … Jessica Harris
  • Musical Director … Michael Salvatierra
  • Assistant to the Musical Director … Kristin Baltes
  • Choreographer … Heaven Fleming-Bryant
  • Stage Manager … Denise Folley
  • Assistant Stage Manager … Rosalind Werner-Winslow
  • Director of Technology … Shannon Montague
  • Set Designer … Dan Feigert
  • Associate Set Designer … Marietta Feigert
  • Costume Designer … Dakota Duncan