ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
Davidson Community Players Present the Pulsating and Exuberant “In The Heights”
Before there was the Broadway sensation Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote the Tony Award winning “In the Heights,” which Davidson Community Player presents as parts of its Teen Summer Stock Series (TS3) this weekend. This production is the culmination of a two-week intensive theatre workshop featuring talented young high school- and college-aged actors working to further develop their craft.
“In the Heights” tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York City’s Washington Heights neighborhood – 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. It’s a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams, and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you and which ones you leave behind. “In the Heights” won four Tony Awards in 2008, including Best Musical and Best Score. It’s a touching story of family, love, and belonging.
“In the Heights” will be performed at Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour Street in Davidson. The production features performers from throughout the region and is directed by DCP’s Education Director Katie Mullis. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m., Friday at 10 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m (August 2-4). It is recommended for ages 12 and above. Advance reserve tickets are $10 and are available by calling Davidson Community Players’ Box Office at 704-892-7953 or at the website.
Davidson Community Players is a non-profit organization established in 1965 to produce theatre that entertains, enriches, and encourages community participation in the dramatic arts. In 1996, The Connie Company was founded and is the youth community theatre company of Davidson Community Players. Components include education classes, camps, and workshops, as well as, full productions geared toward young people. Both organizations have a long standing record of providing creative, authentic, and affordable opportunities for both children and adults. For additional details about Davidson Community Players and the Connie Company, visit the website.