City Lights presents
In the Heights
July 12-August 19
529 S. Second St., San Jose, CA
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music & lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda
book by Quiara Alegría Hudes
conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda
directed by Jeffrey Bracco with musical direction by Samuel Cisneros & choreography by Frankie Mendoza
supported by executive producers Nancy B. Coleman & Paul M. Resch
July 12-Aug. 19, 2018. Scroll down for show details and special events. Download high-res photos.
Why you should see In the Heights
Because the spectacle of 22 actors singing and dancing their hearts out to Lin-Manuel Miranda’s vibrant music (on our up-close, intimate stage) is simply electrifying.
Because Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Because it’s full of heartfelt stories about people finding their way in a hectic city and a swiftly changing world.
Because it’s rich with Latin cultures and sounds, from salsa to merengue to Latin pop.
Because, as the New York Times says, “When this musical erupts in one of its expressions of collective joy, the energy it gives off could light up the George Washington Bridge.”
In the Heights tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’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 is the winner of the 2008 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Score, Best Choreography and Best Orchestration.
What people are saying about In the Heights
“It’s hard to resist this valentine to the immigrant experience.” –The Mercury News
“What makes In the Heights unique is that despite the driving pulse of its Latin-American rhythms, blending hip-hop, rap, jazz, pop, salsa and merengue, this buoyant musical also nods reverently to the traditions of the show tune. … A plucky marriage of youthful freshness and lovingly old-fashioned craft.” –Variety
“Rich and kaleidoscopic.” –New York Magazine
More information and special events
In the Heights runs July 12-Aug. 19, 2018. (No performance on July 15.) Showtimes: Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m., and 8 p.m. Wednesday performances on Aug. 1, 8 and 15. Tickets: $22-$43. Discounts for seniors (55+), students, educators and groups of 10+. ($2 surcharge for phone and in-person purchases; closing weekend is also subject to a $2 increase.) Note: Our summer musicals sell out quickly, so we recommend buying in advance.
Parking and seating:
Parking is provided for $5 on most dates across the street at Notre Dame High School (call for availability for your performance). View an interactive parking map of downtown San Jose for more options. Seating is general admission, and the theater is wheelchair-accessible.
Thursday, July 12, 8 p.m.: Pay What You Can Night. Suggested donation is $10, but any amount is welcome. SOLD OUT.
Friday, July 13, 8 p.m.: $21 Preview Night. SOLD OUT.
Saturday, July 14, 8 p.m.: Opening Night (with a post-show party catered by Cafe Stritch). SOLD OUT.
Sunday, July 29, 2 p.m.: After the matinee, a talkback with the director and cast.
Our nonprofit partner for this production is Veggielution, which fosters a sustainable food system through its urban farm that engages the community by providing access to organic and local food, creates youth leadership opportunities, and develops creative solutions to environmental and social justice issues. On Friday, July 27, we’ll donate 25% of the revenue from regular-priced single-ticket sales to Veggielution — book your tickets for that date and support a great cause!