The days of Les Miserables and practically anything Andrew Lloyd Webber are behind us. New productions like In The Heights tap into real world experiences and have become the snapshots of our century. Nothing speaks stronger than the continuous struggle to move up, become more and have more.
Enrico de Trizio and Giancarlo de Trizio start jamming to the rhythm of their new-found city. The brothers -- Enrico on the melodica and Giancarlo on the cajón -- have never played to the sky before, but once they start, they don't want to stop.
As much as we wanted to pretend In the Heights would be seen the same as any other show on Broadway, us Latinos were crossing our fingers in hopes it would make it past any ethnicity barriers -- and it did.