Familiar themes and a new beat as Shawnigan Lake School presents the vibrant new musical, “In the Heights.”
A er a nearly sold-out run of “ e Wizard of Oz” one year ago, Shawnigan returns to the McPherson Playhouse Jan. 26-29 for a fresh, contemporary show.
Set in New York’s Washington Heights neighbourhood, “In the Heights” won four Tony Awards including Best Musical in 2008. is positive and uplifting story centres on a predominantly Latin American community facing change.
Created by Lin-Manuel Miranda, who has risen to popular acclaim since the Broadway sensation “Hamilton: An American Musical,” this modern theatrical experience features lively hip hop dances as well as more conventional numbers.
“It’s neat to have something modern,” says Director Morgan McLeod, who promises a performance that will, “speak for itself.”
Featuring 44-member cast and a live nine-piece orchestra led by renowned Victoria musician Brad L’Écuyer, “In the Heights” will undoubtedly give audiences a musical experience unlike anything they’ve seen before.
For tickets, visit www.rmts.bc.ca.
Shawnigan Lake School is an independent, co-educational boarding school for grades 8-12 in Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia. Founded in 1916, it is one of Canada’s premier university prep schools with nationally ranked academic and athletic programs. For more information, visit www.shawnigan.ca.