A really handsome angel treated me to a stage play which I saw today. The name of the play is In the Heights. All I knew about it was that it was a musical with Salsa and Hip Hop. The storyline, I had no clue at all.
They did not have a photo wall like Sweet Charity but they did have a lot of souvenir items for sale. I got the ref magnet after the show.
I loved this show. As much as I love Sweet Charity, In the Heights was something I was able to relate to. I literally had tears in my eyes on two separate occasions.
I could connect with the Mom because she wanted to reassure her daughter that when there are problems, all she had to do was to come home. I could connect with the female lead because she felt that she was letting everyone down and because she fell in love with the wrong man. I could connect with dreams and wanting to see them through but encountering a lot of obstacles.
Here are some of the scenes from the play. Photos are lifted from here.
A write up about it lifted from the same article.
" In the Heights, a Broadway musical that presents a portrait of the Hispanic community in Washington Heights, Manhattan, runs at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza in Makati City until Sunday, September 18.
Audiences can expect hip-hop, salsa, soul and merengue (music and dance from the Dominican Republic) musical numbers from its Tony Award-winning score."
I love the song Breathe because it reminds me that amidst all the chaos and clutter in one's life, one has to remember to Breathe.
Kudos to the cast! I loved the show.