Since our Sometimes…You Just Need Husband and Wife Time Together Weekend both my husband and I have been going non stop. Tonight we were able to enjoy some Husband and Wife time and stepped out locally and saw In The Heights at Westchester Broadway Theatre. It is A MUST SEE. Originally scheduled to have it’s last performance this past Sunday, In The Heights has been extended with a second run of shows through April 7, 2013.
In The Heights based on the 2008 Tony Award winning musical, weaves a tale about three days in the life of Washington Heights, a vibrant and tight-knit community at the top of the island of Manhattan. It’s a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open, and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music! The unique, and exhilarating score, is a dazzling array of hip hop, salsa, pop, soul, and reggae, including, “When You’re Home”, “It Won’t Be Long Now”, and “In The Heights”.
As the show unfolds, the characters and their intertwined lives are revealed. Usnavi who owns the local bodega where the locals stop each morning for their coffee and daily newspaper. When the regulars realize that a winning $96,000.00 lotto ticket has been sold at the bodega, they dream of what they would do with their winnings should it be one of them. When Usnavi’s Abuela Claudia reveals she is the holder of the ticket Usnavi and his Abuela dream of returning to the Dominican Republic.
The neighborhood is changing, along with Usnavi closing the bodega, The Rosario’s are selling the car service to pay for their daughter Nina’s college tuition and Daniella is moving the salon because the area rent is just too much to handle. Usnavi can save the corner if his cousin Sonny can help him see he should stay and invest In The Heights. Will Usnavi change his mind and save their corner In The Heights?
Growing up in a small tight knit community in Yonkers where we were the third and final generation to live, In The Heights hit close to home. You should never forget from where you come and how you got where you are. A life lesson in that parents and grandparents make sacrafices to teach us values that wether we realize it or not they are always instilled in us.
If you have not seen In The Heights run don’t walk to purchase your tickets. Show times include Sunday matinee (11:45) and evenings (5:15), Wednesday, Thursday , Friday and Saturday evening performances with dinner starting 6:15. For a full listing of the remaining shows through April 7, 2013 visit the box office online or by calling 914-592-2222 to reserve your stoop In The Heights! General Admission which includes salad, dinner and dessert. Now available at a special price of $59.00 plus tax and gratuity. A night out well worth it! You will leave feeling like one of the neighbors.
**Disclaimer; Main Street Mama received 2 complimentary tickets for this review courtesy of Standing Ovation Studios. All opinions are that of my own and we had a great time. The food, the service and In The Heights were FANTASTIC. We enjoyed the show so much we even purchased tickets for our Abuela Bernice for her birthday.