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‘In The Heights’ is a stunning debut from Latinx in Theater

Last weekend, entrant theater group Latinx in Theater (LiT) — in collaboration with BLACKstage and the Asian American Theater Project (AATP) — burst onto Stanford’s radar with its first major musical production, “In The Heights.” Lin-Manuel Miranda’s first musical masterpiece, “In The Heights” takes place in the largely immigrant neighborhood of Washington Heights in New…

Making Lin-Manuel Miranda’s music soar in ‘In the Heights’

Aitan Grossman (‘19) became involved with Latinxs in Theater, the Asian-American Theatre Project and Blackstage’s production of Broadway breakout hit “In the Heights” (2008) thanks to a chance conversation over Thanksgiving dinner. When his friend, “In the Heights” producer Dan Holland (‘19), discussed his artistic vision for the show and the need for good music…

‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ delves into the trials of love through fantasy

“Are you sure / That we are awake?” (4.1.178-179) As one of Shakespeare’s most iconic comedies, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” explores love and its potentially dreamlike manifestations, all while prompting us to consider the purpose of theater in bringing people together. On the eve of Duke Theseus’ wedding to Amazon queen Hippolyta, a fairy king…