Teatro Nuevos Horizontes presents In The Heights – Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda – Book by Qulara Alegría Hudes and directed by Rigo Tejeda is a marvelous production in the small Casa 0101 Theatre, full of life, hope, love, ambition and home.
Joe Straw – Joe Straw #9
Still, during the first act’s electrifying final dance scene, or “carnaval,” led by Daniela (spitfire standout Vivian Lamolli), all you feel is heat, even on a chilly December evening. An exhilarating must-see that speeds by much quicker than we would have liked.
Rebecca Haithcoat – LA Weekly
The set design of Marco de Leon, the fantastic costumes of Abel Alvarado and the lighting design of Donny Jackson, aided by the superb and conducting of Brian Michael as well as the brilliant choreography of Daniel Lazareno, helped this production be the standout it was.
Dale Reynolds – Stagehappenings
In The Heights, the Tony-winning Best Musical of 2008, now gets its very first Los Angeles regional staging—an under-the-radar intimate production in L.A.’s own (Boyle) Heights that is so sensational it deserves to be on any musical theater fan’s radar throughout the month of December, and hopefully beyond.
Steven Stanley – StageSceneLA
IN THE HEIGHTS
Teatro Nuevos Horizontes
At Casa 0101
2102 E. First St., Boyle Heights
Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; through Dec. 22, 2012
Tickets: (562) 652-6242
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