Musical theater is a great American tradition, much like going to a baseball game and chucking apple pies at the visiting team. See a dramatic grand slam with this GrouponLive deal.
- One ticket to see In the Heights
- Where: Paramount Theatre
- Seating: best-available on the floor or in the front balcony
- Door time: one hour before showtime
- Ticket values include all fees.
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In the Heights
The winner of four 2008 Tony awards, including Best Musical, In the Heights captures three very hot summer days in New York City through the rhythms of Latin music and the poetry of hip-hop. For the residents of 183rd Street in Washington Heights, a predominantly Hispanic neighborhood, change is in the air—for better or worse. Bodega owner Usnavi discovers that he's sold a winning lottery ticket, and it's not one of those scratch-off things. As the identity of its purchaser remains a mystery, the dreams of what the residents might do with that kind of money become clear: go to college, travel back to their home country, or simply make a better life for themselves. While the neighborhood residents muse on deferred dreams, secret loves and old prejudices bubble to the surface, and each person must decide what sacrifices they're willing to make for their family, friends, and neighbors.
A lot has changed in the century since the Paramount Theatre was founded, but the theater's crowd-pleasing entertainment wouldn't have been out of place in Aurora's turn-of-the-century theater scene. When the Venice-inspired art-deco venue was first built, it joined an already-bustling local tradition of vaudeville, silent films, concerts, and circus acts. Photographs dating back to 1931 guided a 1976 restoration, in which artisans completely retraced and repainted eight original murals, re-gilded the fluted columns, and patched up the sheets of every ghost. Concerts, comedy, and community events fill the theater when it's not occupied by the dazzling production values of a professional musical-theater company, which launched what the Chicago Tribune called a "thrilling debut season" in 2011.