If you’re like the general population and can’t afford tickets to Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton, you can still get your musical theater fix with Pasadena City College’s production of In the Heights.

“It’s a huge show and quite relevant to what’s going on in our country now,” said Karen Benjamin, musical theater director at Pasadena City College.

This joyful fusion musical was written by Lin-Manuel Miranda when he was in college and won the 2008 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Score, Best Choreography and Best Orchestrations. The musical takes place in New York’s Washington Heights and fuses musical styles like rap and salsa.

“The music and the dancing drive the show..the songs are infectious,” she said.

PCC’s production is directed by Karen Benjamin, choreographed by Marissa Herrera and the 16-piece band is conducted by Kyle Luck. The cast and crew includes students and community members and is open to the public.

“It’s a feel good musical for all ages – it’s really about family, community and coming together to create something bigger than [our]selves,” said Benjamin.

All shows are in the Sexson Auditorium at Pasadena City College. Tickets must be purchased in cash at the door. Student and Senior tickets are $15 and General admission is $20.

Friday, April 7, 2017 at 8 pm
Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 2 and 8 pm
Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 8 pm
Friday, April 14, 2017 at 8 pm
Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 2 and 8 pm

Pasadena City College is located at 1570 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena.