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Tradition At Center Of “In The Heights” In Dallas

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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – In the Heights debuted on Broadway in March of 2008. It quickly became a favorite of audiences and critics alike and was nominated for 13 Tony Award’s — winning four and was also nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.

The story is set in Washington Heights and follows locals as they navigate the murky waters of life on the mean streets of New York City… full of passion and pain.

Generations clash in the Hispanic neighborhoods but always music and dance brings them together.

The rousing musical is currently at the AT&T Performing Arts Center. One of the show’s stars, Presilah Nunez, says the story hits home, regardless of ethnicity. She says the common denominator of music reaches all audiences something that she witnessed as she traveled across the country touring with the show, in both large and small American cities.

Nunez said she is thrilled to be in Dallas, where crowds have loved the show.

Students from Z.O.A.S. – Zoom on a Star – painted an impressive 7′X12′ mural that is currently displayed in the lobby of the Winspear Opera House. It depicts the staging of the show but Nunez says she is impressed not only with the joyful tone to the painting but also the amazing attention to detail with objects like the Puerto Rican flag and even the popular frozen ice wagons.

In the Heights continues on stage at the Winspear Opera House though March 25.

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