In the Heights

The Music, Dance and Theatre Department at NJCU, under the creative umbrella of the Center for the Arts, presented a main stage production of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s first Tony Award-winning musical, In the Heights. The musical launched the career of composer Lin-Manuel Miranda, who went on to make his name with Hamilton on Broadway. The tuneful score, spiked with Latin hip hop and dance rhythms, created a panoramic mural of Manhattan’s Washington Heights neighborhood, while telling an authentic story of hope, change, and self-discovery.


World-renowned singer and NJCU faculty member Sofia Rei joined the NJCU Jazz Ensemble for a swinging tribute to jazz legends Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and Sarah Vaughan in Three Divas of Song, kicking off Women’s History Month.

The West Point Band performed in the Margaret Williams Theatre. Evolving into the most impressive performing group in the world, the program featured toe-tapping military marches, selections from Mussorgsky’s masterpiece, Pictures at an Exhibition, and a medley from Les Miserables. NJCU


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