A-Team Hit the Heights

July 18, 2017 | By | Reply More

July workshop for February show

Edinburgh’s A-Team Productions is holding a workshop this Saturday, 22 July 2017, for anyone interested in taking part in its February 2018 production of In the Heights.

The workshop will take place at Leith Academy, running from 10am to 4pm and is open to anyone aged from 11 to 18. Entry is free and it is a chance to get a taster for rehearsing with the company before auditions for the show.

Vibrant, funny, and life-affirming, In the Heights explores issues affecting society through modern dialogue, hip hop and street dance.

The show won best musical at the 2008 Tony awards. Lin-Manuel Miranda, who went on to write Hamilton, won the Tony for best music and lyrics. Its UK premiere was in Edinburgh with the 2014 production by Edinburgh University Footlights.

The show opens at the crack of dawn on the hottest day of summer, Usnavi opens up his tiny bodega in his neighbourhood of Washington Heights – one bustling neighbourhood where everyone knows everybody, and the breeze carries the sweet sounds of three generations of music.

Usnavi dreams of a return to his native Dominican Republic. His childhood friend, Nina, has just come from her first year at Stanford with some surprising news for her parents, and, priced out of the ‘hood’, salon owner Daniela is packing up her sass and taking it to the Bronx.

unique show

But when Usnavi discovers he has sold a winning lottery ticket worth $96,000, everyone on the block gets a dose of what it means to be home.

Sean Quinn, Chair of A-Team Productions, said: “We are excited to bring you this unique show that is rarely produced in Scotland. In the Heights explores themes of community, ambition and follows the journey of characters who we can all relate to. Lin Manuel Miranda’s score is infectious and challenging, we can’t wait to get started!”

The workshop day on July 22 will include warm-up activities, choreography, singing, acting exercises and maybe some rapping… Anyone who is attending should email sean@a-teamproductions.org.

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Workshop for In the Heights
Leith Academy, 20 Academy Park, EH6 8J
Saturday 22 July 2017
10am – 4pm.
Email sean@a-teamproductions.org to confirm attendance.
Event Facebook page: www.facebook.com.

A-Team Productions Social Media:
Facebook: @ateamproductionsedinburgh
Twitter: @ATeamedinburgh

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