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At the Liberty: In the Heights

 

DAYTON—This is a joyous modern musical that celebrates Latino immigrant culture, heritage, and community.

Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator of Hamilton and the director of Crazy Rich Asians, Jon M. Chu, invites you to the event of the summer, where the streets are made of music and little dreams become big --- In the Heights.

Lights up on Washington Heights --- The scent of a cafecito caliente hangs in the air just outside of the 181st Street subway stop, where a kaleidoscope of dreams rallies this vibrant and tight-knit community. At the intersection of it all is the likeable, magnetic bodega owner Usnavi (Anthony Ramos), who saves every penny from his daily grind as he hopes, imagines and sings about a better life. In the Heights fuses Lin-Manuel Miranda’s kinetic music and lyrics with director Jon M. Chu’s lively and authentic eye for storytelling to capture a world very much of its place, but universal in its experience.

Rotten Tomatoes gives this movie a 96% favorable rating and the audience score is 94 %. This film is rated PG-13 for some language and suggestive references. Runtime is 2 hours and 23 minutes. Movie screenings are June 9-11 and 13, on Fri. & Sat. at 7:30 pm, Sunday at 3:00 pm, and Tuesday at 6:30 pm (not 7:30).

Although Washington State has lifted COVID restrictions, the Liberty Theater is maintaining distancing and mask requirements for a while longer. Please help us provide a relatively safe environment for all by complying with this mask requirement and by maintaining social distancing. We appreciate your assistance and support.

 

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