Arts & Entertainment

In The Heights

Libby Asciack, Monique Montez, Olivia Vasquez. Photo: Grant Leslie

Hayes Theatre Co. will present Tony award winning musical In The Heights, the latest production from the company’s 2018 season of musicals and cabaret.

In The Heights follows three generations of music, from a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights. Audiences are introduced to a host of colourful characters from a neighbourhood on the brink of change. Love, lust, identity and racism are explored through a revolutionary mix of Latin rhythms, dance and hip-hop.

Multiple award-winning vocalist and actress, Monique Montez, will star in the production.

“Taking on this musical has been both an absolute pleasure and an absolute challenge. From the score to the storylines and brilliant personas. There is a lot to rehearse, so it’s trying but that’s what makes the production such a pleasure.”

Montez shortly added, “There are stories of family ties, unconditional love, independence, acceptance and hope within this production. There is something for every audience member to walk away with.”

In The Heights won Best Musical, Best Score, Best Choreography and Best Orchestrations at the 2008 Tony Awards.

“I saw the original cast on Broadway in 2010, and walked out thinking that I would love to play the role of Daniela. I even wrote it in my diary – I never would have believed I’d be here in 2018 doing this very role.” said Montez.

Mar 16-Apr 15. Hayes Theatre Co. 19 Greenknowe Avenue, Potts Point. $69+b.f. Tickets & Info:

By Georgia Fullerton

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