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ASGT’s In The Heights set to open on August 3rd

| July 24, 2017, 01:26 PM

Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre continues its 51st season on August 3 with “In The Heights,” written by the Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator of the Broadway sensation Hamilton. The show runs Thursdays to Sundays at 8:30 p.m. from August 3 to September 3. Tickets are $25 and are available online.

This heartfelt musical tells the universal story of the American Dream set to a Latin beat. A jubilant celebration of urban life, the show’s tuneful score is enlivened by the stirring rhythms of salsa, Latin pop, and rap, and its zesty choreography is none like you’ve seen on our stage before.

Returning to direct “In The Heights” is Darnell Patrick Morris, who has directed several Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre productions, such as Spelling Bee (2010), Hairspray (2011), Avenue Q (2012) and Into the Woods (2013). He has been a director, choreographer, and theatre educator in the Washington, DC area for the past decade and recently founded Ovations Theatre, the DC-metro area’s newest musical theatre education and performance program for young people. His past productions haven been honored with many awards, including the City Paper’s Best of Baltimore (Best Musical 2015: Caroline or Change at Stillpointe Theatre Initiative); Ruby Griffith Awards (Outstanding Achievement in a Musical 2013: Avenue Q at ASGT, and others); the WATCH Award (Outstanding Musical 2013: Ragtime at Kensington Arts Theatre), and Washington DC Awards (Best Community Theatre Production of a Musical 2013: Ragtime).

Darnell says, “At its core, In The Heights is a show about family, love and connection. I am beyond excited to direct this musical by the brilliant Lin-Manuel Miranda (of Hamilton fame). Through his lyrics and score, he creates a story that transcends race, age, and economic status to focus on the human condition. The show’s universally relatable themes make the story relevant and enjoyable for everyone—especially those who value family, relationships, and hard work. I truly believe that In The Heights is a perfect story for ASGT’s audience, and I am honored to create, with my team, this beautiful piece of theatre.”

“In The Heights” is rated PG. Parental discretion is advised.

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