Last night my fiance and I went to the opening night performance of In The Heights at the Boston Opera House. This contemporary Broadway musical touched us, inspired us and entertained us for the entire performance. It was a story of mostly Latino immigrants living (or trying to live) the American dream in the Washington Heights neighborhood of New York. Filled universal themes throughout like romance, death, hope and aspiration, the show was also light-hearted and easy to love. The characters were well developed and the story was well written. It demonstrated it’s complexity by addressing the inherent racism even among minority communities. We both enjoyed it immensely and would recommend it to others.
For all those brides and Mom’s reading this who think that their fiances and husbands would never go to a musical… this is the one to see. It has a strong hip-hop vibe to it and lots of beautiful people. Stop at Max and Dillon’s (around the corner) after the show for good atmosphere, great drinks and tasty food. Thumbs up… Edson likes this : )
Photo credit Vincent Dixon