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In the Heights

20 July - 25 August 2024

Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Book by Quiara Alegría Hudes
Conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda

In the Drama Theatre

Musical Theatre

From America’s musical mastermind, Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton, Moana) comes the quadruple Tony Award® winning, salsa-fuelled musical about a vibrant community in Washington Heights.

Starring Ryan Gonzalez (Moulin Rouge! The Musical) as Usnavi, Olivia Vásquez (Moulin Rouge! The Musical, West Side Story) as Vanessa and latin music extraordinaire Richard Valdez as the loveable Piragua Guy. Experience the incredible journey of love, ambition, and community in this must-see smash hit musical.

The Tony Award® winning Broadway sensation is here

It’s lights up on Washington Heights, a close-knit neighbourhood in Manhattan, where the heat is stifling and the A-train is the only way out. 

Trapped running a debt-ridden bodega, Usnavi longs for a simpler life in the Dominican Republic. Alongside him, a community as vibrant as the city itself yearns for change. A winning lottery ticket is sold, but to whom? Is it the family who long to send their daughter to an ivy league school; or the woman desperately trying to find a home?  

Feel the pulse of the neighbourhood with Lin-Manuel Miranda's debut musical, as he seamlessly weaves storytelling with contemporary beats, hip hop, salsa, and Latin rhythms. A colourful, vibrant, joyful musical that will sweep you up in its celebration of community and cultural pride.

Presented by Sydney Opera House in association with Joshua Robson Productions

Exceptional in so many ways

Sydney Morning Herald

Absolutely irresistible

TimeOut

A completely compelling production that dazzles

ArtsHub

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