Family Night at the Theatre is a community event presented by children in 4th - 8th grade along with CSUSB students. The evening consists of workshops in dance, music and theatre along with the presentation of a devised piece created by the cast. This year’s project will explore the ideas of stereotypes and acceptance within our communities.
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The Ellen Weisser Endowed Theatre Showcase presents our season’s grand finale: the Tony Award winning musical, In The Heights, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, with book by Quiara Alegria Hudes, conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Filled with salsa, hip-hop, soulful ballads and moments of pure musical bliss, In The Heights tells the tale of the vibrant melting pot of cultures in New York City’s Washington Heights neighborhood: A place where descendants of Cuban, Dominican and Puerto Rican immigrants come together, where the windows are always open, and the streets explode with songs and rhythms of three generations. With a total of eight performances, In The Heights, directed by professor Kathryn Ervin, plays May 31, June 1, 6, 7 and 8 at 8 p.m., with matinee performances June 2, 8, and 9 at 2 p.m.