‘In the Heights’ raises funds for AIDS, Puerto Rico
Tonight and tomorrow mark the first time a Lin Manuel Miranda musical will be performed in both Savannah and SCAD. “In the Heights,” produced through SCAD’s Alpha Psi Omega and Multicultural Alliance Theatre, opens tonight at 8 p.m. in the Arnold Hall Theater at 1810 Bull Street and runs through tomorrow (also at 8 p.m.). The show highlights the colorful makeup and culture of Hispanic Americans living in New York City’s Washington Heights neighborhood. Last week, District was given access to the show’s rehearsal in Crites Hall.
Directors Claire Price and Juan Miguel Vidales, both senior performing arts students at SCAD, plan to use the show as a chance to raise funds for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, a philanthropic organization prominent in the theater community, and Somos Una Voz, an alliance of artists working to provide food, shelter, medicine and power to those in need from the effects of recent natural disasters in Puerto Rico. Admission to “In the Heights” is $1, and production donations can be made on the show’s GoFundMe page (hyperlink this: https://www.gofundme.com/in-the-heights-student-production).