‘In the Heights’ elevates Village Theatre’s new season

September 23, 2014

Village Theatre begins its season at the top.

By Mark Kitaoka/Village Theatre Perry Young as Usnavi, leads the ensemble cast through the opening number in Village Theatre’s season opener ‘In the Heights.’ Many of the production’s varied musical stylings and dance routines are previewed during the impressive song.

By Mark Kitaoka/Village Theatre
Perry Young as Usnavi, leads the ensemble cast through the opening number in Village Theatre’s season opener ‘In the Heights.’ Many of the production’s varied musical stylings and dance routines are previewed during the impressive song.

“In the Heights,” a rousing, energetic feature about a largely Dominican-American neighborhood in New York City, opened the 2014-2015 season with a raucous performance Sept. 18.

Though the story itself relies heavily on old “gotta-get-outta-here” tropes and steers well clear of anything approaching the gritty reality of living in an urban environment, the spirit of the music, the talent of the cast and exuberance of the dance brightly shines.

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Get your tickets now for fun, fresh ‘In The Heights’ at Village Theatre

August 19, 2014

The rhythm takes over in “In The Heights,” a Broadway dance spectacular that brings the passion and power of Manhattan’s Washington Heights neighborhood to Village Theatre.

Set in a community where everyone knows your business, things are about to shake up as romances bloom, dreams are challenged and one winning lottery ticket threatens to change everything.

Nominated for 13 Tony awards, winner of the 2008 Tony Award for Best Musical and nominated for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, “In The Heights” is a fun and fresh hip-hop musical with an infectious salsa beat.

Two members of the national “In the Heights” touring cast will be a part of this regional production: Perry Young as Usnavi and Kyle Robert Carter as Benny.

By Mark Kitaoka/Village Theatre The Broadway hit ‘In the Heights’ comes to Village Theatre Sept. 18, staring two members of the national touring cast, Perry Young as Usnavi and Kyle Robert Carter as Benny.

By Mark Kitaoka/Village Theatre
The Broadway hit ‘In the Heights’ comes to Village Theatre Sept. 18, staring two members of the national touring cast, Perry Young as Usnavi and Kyle Robert Carter as Benny.

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‘Mary Poppins,’ ‘Cabaret’ headline Village Theatre’s 2014-15 season

March 4, 2014

Village Theatre continues its passion for creating art with a 2014-2015 season that includes the Bob Fosse classic “Cabaret,” the Disney family favorite “Mary Poppins,” the contemporary Broadway hit “In the Heights,” brand new musical comedy thriller “No Way to Treat a Lady” and a straight play based on the Jules Verne book “Around the World in 80 Days.”

Village Theatre’s own Steve Tomkins will direct “Mary Poppins” and “No Way to Treat a Lady.” The theater will welcome Eric Ankrim (director) and Daniel Cruz (choreographer) for “In the Heights.”

Earlier start times (7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday evenings) launched last season will continue, and four- and three-show subscription packages will be available for purchase just before and just after the holiday season.

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