The Northampton Arts Council works to support and nurture the arts in the city of Northampton. The Council awards grants twice each year to artists and arts groups from both state and locally-raised funds, and seeks to improve public awareness of the arts. Its' goals include maintaining and preserving the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Northampton, programming such annual events of interest to the community as First Night Northampton and Transperformance.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Holyoke Community College Music and Theater Departments Present: In the Heights

WHAT: In the Heights by Holyoke Community College
WHEN: November 8-10 & 15-17 @ 7:00pm
WHERE: Leslie Phillips Theater in the Fine & Performing Arts Building of Holyoke Community College (park in LOT F)

Holyoke Community College Music and Theater Departments Present: In the Heights
Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Book by Quiara Alegría Hudes
Conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda

Directed by Patricia Sandoval
Musical Direction by Ellen Cogen
Choreography by Tiffany Joseph

Set around Fourth of July in the primarily Hispanic neighborhood of Washington Heights in New York City, "In the Heights" tells the universal stories of three generations living in this vibrant community. Their neighborhood is on the brink of change, and the characters sing about their hopes and struggles. These songs tell audiences about the dreams of first-generation college student Nina Rosario; Abuela Claudia, who left her home country of Cuba as a child; Usnavi de la Vega and Daniela, who fight to keep their small businesses open as the neighborhood faces gentrification; and many others. Each character negotiates which traditions are important for them to keep and which ones they should leave behind.

Tickets available online and at the door:
$10 General Admission
$8 for Seniors and non-HCC Students
$5 for HCC Faculty, Staff, and Students

This production is made possible, in part, by the support of the Massachusetts International Festival of the Arts. IN THE HEIGHTS is presented through a special arrangement with R & H Theatricals: www.rnh.com

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