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In the Heights premiers at Morton West

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Latino immigrants find where they belong in NYC, In the Heights. 

The bodega was central to much of the action in In the Heights, playing at Morton West.

In The Heights is an award-winning musical about life in Washington Heights, a tight-knit community where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open, and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generation of music. In The Heights is a journey into one of Manhattan’s most vibrant communities, as seen through these characters: Vanessa (a teen with an alcoholic mom), Usnavi (owner of De La Vega’s Bodega who is in love with Vanessa), Nina (who has just finished her freshman year at Stanford University and does not know how to tell her parents that she dropped out).  The set was amazing it made you feel like if you were in New York.  

“It took 10 weeks to build and to get everything right,” cast members said during the question and answer period after the play. 

Buildings a set wasn’t the only difficult task, it also can be hard acting intimately, kissing on stage. 

“It not the same to kiss in practice that to kiss when you’re on stage and the audience is watching.” 

They Directed some songs that were part of the play, was just another difficult task because they had to come up with their own songs. 

“Some songs were part of the play, but my husband help use directed more songs,” play director Ms. Delmonico said.

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In the Heights premiers at Morton West