Date: Sunday 17th October
Time: 8 pm
Live Dance Performance by Austria Tanz Akademie at 7.45 pm (choreography: Carsten L. Sasse) – combine both events!
Director: Jon M. Chu
Cast: Anthony Ramos, Corey Hawkins, Leslie Grace a. o.
Production Year: 2021, USA, 143 min.
Awards: 3 wins & 5 nominations
English with German subtitles
This adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s 2005 stage musical bursts on to the screen like a confetti cannon. It delivers a blast of sunshine, hope and hotpants. But unpeel the song-and-dance romance and escapism and there’s a socially engaged, issue-led drama under the sparkle and pizzazz.
In the Heights centres on a variety of characters living in the neighbourhood of Washington Heights, on the northern tip of Manhattan.
At the centre of the show is Usnavi, a bodega owner who looks after the aging Cuban lady next door, pines for the gorgeous girl working in the neighbouring beauty salon and dreams of winning the lottery and escaping to the shores of his native Dominican Republic.
Meanwhile, Nina, a childhood friend of Usnavi’s, has returned to the neighbourhood from her first year at college with surprising news for her parents, who have spent their life savings on building a better life for their daughter.
Ultimately, Usnavi and the residents of the close-knit neighbourhood get a dose of what it means to be home.
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