February 12 through 28, 2016
‘In the Heights’ es increíble -- caliente, liviano y dulce -- pero no auténtico.
To see a full review of this show, read Bob Abelman's CJN article here.
The multi-Tony winning IN THE HEIGHTS gets an exciting and well-developed production through creative direction by Victoria Bussert and fine acting, singing and dancing by a cast mainly composed of Baldwin Wallace University past and present students. If you like Latino music enfolded into a nicely developed story, this should be on your “go to” list.
It may be impossible to get tickets to the hip-hop phenomenon Hamilton on Broadway, but Northeast Ohio audiences can still see the next best thing right up the road at Beck Center for the Arts in Lakewood: Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical IN THE HEIGHTS.
At Beck Center, the Baldwin Wallace University musical theater program is co-producing the vibrant show, which features 23 BW students and two alumni Equity actors. The show, directed by Victoria Bussert, pops with hot salsa and hip-hop choreography by Gregory Daniels and excellent vocals.
To see a full review of this show, read Kerry Clawson's review her
An extremely talented cast and crew works a great blend of hip-hop and salsa music that is combined with an engaging plot for an excellent evening of musical theater. If a solution can be found to solve the balance of orchestra and singers it will make for a nearly perfect performance.To see a full review of this show, read Mark Horning's blog.
While there are ups and downs in this colorful little corner of urban America, the downs don’t stay down for long—because here comes another upbeat and infectious song that makes everyone dance in the streets!
To see a full review of this show, read Christine Howey's blog Rave and Pan
Once again, the combined resources of The Beck Center and the Musical Theater Program at Baldwin-Wallace University make a theatrical product greater than the sum of the parts. All the dynamics of "In the Heights" appeal to young people, giving this production a special energy that overcomes the casting with no regard to age.
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