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“In the Heights” comes to San Diego Rep

By on Aug 19, 2013 in Theatre & Musicals

  San Diego REPertory opened it’s 38th season with the Tony Award winning musical, “In the Heights” by Quiara Alegrìa Hudes with music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda. A partnering with dance and theatre students from The San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts and their live 20-piece orchestra helped bring the New York City neighborhood of Washington Heights to San Diego, California. The show delves into the modern conflict of gentrification as well as the internal conflict that stems from differences in class and culture(s). As the rent goes up, residents are slowly forced to move their families and businesses elsewhere. The other side of the coin involves those that DO want to move out of the neighborhood because it signifies “moving up in the world”. When the reality of these changes sets in, it becomes hauntingly...

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