March 31, 2010 at midnight
Updated March 31, 2010 at 11:01 p.m.
By Aprill Brandon
It's the little musical that could.
"In The Heights" began in the mind of Lin-Manuel Miranda, when he was just a college sophomore at Wesleyan University.
Fast forward 10 years, and the show not only is a Broadway smash and touring all over the country, but also managed to snag four 2008 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Choreography, according to the show's official Web site.
Starting April 20, "In The Heights" will be in Austin at Bass Concert Hall for a limited engagement.
Set in Manhattan's diverse Washington Heights, the show focuses on a community on the brink of change and the timeless story of deciding which traditions to take with you and which ones you leave behind, according to the Web site.
Originally shown at Wesleyan University's student-run '92 Theater, after four more years of development, "In The Heights" found a home at off-Broadway's 37 Arts Theatre. Not long after, the show found a home on Broadway.
"The modern urban setting, the racially diverse characters and the score's hip-hop and Latin elements made this one of several shows this decade that industry watchers leapt to anoint as 'the future of Broadway,'" Kris Vire wrote in a review for TimeOut Chicago.
Tickets range in price from $20-$64 and are available at TicketMaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000. For more information about the show, go to www.intheheightsthemusical.com.