Behind the scenes at In The Heights

1st August 2018

We are proud to once again produce the trailer for this years production of Liverpool Youth Theatre's 'In The Heights'.  This talented group of individuals are some of the best in the North West, rehearsing alongside school, college and jobs, the production is as professional as if attending any other at the Empire Theatre. 

The story explores three days in the characters' lives in the New York City Latino neighbourhood of Washington Heights. The score features hip-hop, salsa, merengue and soul music, there's something for everybody.

In the hispanic community of Manhattan's Washington Heights, bodega owner Usnavi is dating Vanessa, who works in a beauty salon. He dreams of opening a bar in his home country, the Dominican Republic. Nina loves Benny, a shy young man who has worked for Nina's parents for years, but her father opposes their union because he wants Nina to finish her education at Stanford University. She doesn't want her father to bankrupt himself paying for the expensive school, but her father is prepared to sell his car-service business. "Abuela" Claudia, who raised Usnavi after the death of his parents, wins $96,000 in a numbers game.

Here is the synopsis in the words of some of the main cast to entice you to see the full story on the weekend of August 24th and 25th.


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