In the Heights Musical opens on Wednesday, February 28

The Rutgers-Newark/NJIT Theatre and Arts Technology program presents “In the Heights”, a Tony Award- winning musical with lyrics by Lin Manuel Miranda, book by Quiara Alegria Hudes and directed by Michael Kerley, associate director of the theatre program.

Using Afro Latino and rap music directed by Robert Felstein and Gonzalo Valencia and Latino-styled dancing choreographed by Jacob Toth, “In the Heights” tells the story of a small Hispanic community in Washington Heights on the brink of change when the younger generation must decide whether to deviate from tradition or go back to their roots.

The musical will have performances on Feb. 28, March 1, March 2, March 3 at 7 p.m., and March 4 at 2:30 p.m. in the Jim Wise Theatre, Kupfrian Hall, NJIT. The Albert Dorman Honors College Colloquium will be held March 1 after the performance.

Tickets can be purchased at for $15.