In The Heights

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Before there was Hamilton, there was In the Heights. The brilliance of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s new vision of American Musical Theater is spectacularly realized in both shows, in all its blow-the-top-off hip hop glory. Like Hamilton, In the Heights’ style is ostensibly hip hop, but characters sing and dance to a wide variety of musical types and moods. Energetic and infectious, this is something completely different for the Woodminster stage.

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 was the winner of the 2008 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Score, Best Choreography and Best Orchestrations.

This live musical is performed outdoors in historic Woodminster Amphitheater in Oakland’s beautiful Joaquin Miller Park by a large cast and live professional orchestra. Come early and enjoy a stroll along hillside trails, the views of the bay and cities below, and a picnic before the show.

Performances August 31, and September 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 10. (PLEASE NOTE that performances are different times, Fri & Sat 8 pm, Thu & Sun 7 pm) Tickets available in advance or at the door. Check website for discounts including free and steeply reduced price tickets for children and teens 16 and younger, half price tickets at the door for 17-30 year olds, half price opening night tickets for Oakland residents, group and mini-group rates, and more.

Location:  Woodminster Amphitheater, 3300 Joaquin Miller Road, Joaquin Miller Park

Date:  Aug 31, 2018 7 p.m.