Sydney Opera House’s Winter Musical For 2024 Is In The Heights

'In The Heights' - Image © Daniel Boud
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Discover Washington Heights when Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘In The Heights’ comes to Sydney Opera House for a limited six-week season this winter.

‘In The Heights’ is Lin-Manuel Miranda’s debut musical. It set him on a trajectory to stardom, earning 13 nominations at the 2008 Tony Awards and 4 wins, including Best Musical, and Best Original Score. This Broadway smash-hit tells the story of three generations in a vibrant community, layering Latin American rhythms with the energy of the borough – an energising melting pot of salsa, soul, hip hop, street dance, rap, and merengue styles.

Narrator Usnavi (Ryan Gonzalez, ‘Moulin Rouge!’, ‘Jersey Boys’) balances commitment to his struggling bodega with dreams of returning home to the Dominican Republic. He’s got a crush on Vanessa (Olivia Vasquez, ‘Moulin Rouge!’) who yearns to pursue a life of her own, downtown. A winning lottery ticket is discovered in the neighbourhood just as the residents, including Piragua Guy (Richard Valdez, ‘All Together Now’, ‘The 100’) grapple with changes of their own.

“‘In the Heights’ is an uplifting musical that celebrates collective joy in a truly genuine and spirited way,” Sydney Opera House Head of Contemporary Performance Ebony Bott says. “Community, culture, connection and colour explode on-stage in a vibrant setting, as we are enveloped into the lives of characters holding fast to their history and creating new traditions.”

It’s an intimate celebration of friendship and family – a heartwarming story of love and belong. ‘In The Heights’ promises to heat up Sydney Opera House in winter.

Tickets are on sale now.

‘In The Heights’ plays Sydney Opera House 20 July-25 August.

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