(LAMBERTVILLE, NJ) -- In the Heights is being presented by Music Mountain Theatre weekends through July 24. Conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda, In the Heights tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood - a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos of an early performance.
The community presented by Miranda is on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind.
Music Mountain Theatre’s production is directed by Liz Gonzalez, with the choreography of Valeen Williams, and under the musical direction of Jenna Parrilla Alvino. The cast includes Tristan Takacs as Usnavi De La Vega, Tara Keelen as Nina Rosario, Angelica Blickenderfer as Vanessa, Jarret Martin as Benny, Mike Prikril as Kevin Rosario, Jennifer Pilchman as Camila Rosario, Jo Wymer as Abuela Claudia and a strong cast of dynamic, talented performers.
In the Heights was the winner of the 2008 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Score, Best Choreography, Best Orchestrations and also saw success as a film in 2021.
Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm, Saturdays and Sundays at 3:00pm. Tickets are $25 for adults, $23 for students or seniors and are available online at www.musicmountaintheatre.org or by calling the box office at 609-397-3337. MASK POLICY UPDATE: If you are fully vaccinated, masks are optional. CDC advises that unvaccinated individuals continue wearing a facial covering.
Here are more photos from the play.
Music Mountain Theatre is located at 1483 NJ-179 in Lambertville, New Jersey. It has remained committed to its mission of enriching, educating, and entertaining the community through the appreciation of the arts during this difficult time. The Theatre strives to provide a safe environment for all with rigorous cleaning procedures and, more recently, the installation of state-of-the-art air scrubbers to increase indoor air quality and reduce contaminants. In addition to the mainstage productions, performances for young audiences are offered throughout the year. The Music Mountain Theatre School also offers classes encompassing a range of disciplines, across acting, musical theatre, costuming, and dance.
ALL PHOTOS BY JOHN POSADA - If your theatre company is interested in having John Posada cover your plays, contact New Jersey Stage at firstname.lastname@example.org. He has taken photos during live performances and dress rehearsals.
John Posada is a New Jersey based photographer specializing in live theatre and music performances. For more than 10 years, John has photographed live music events where he mastered the techniques of timing and capturing fast moving action under challenging lighting conditions to capture that perfect moment that tells a story in a single image. Currently, John has photographed over 70 productions for over 40 different theatres. Click here for John's website.