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FMU Performing Arts Center to showcase In the Heights

FLORENCE – The Broadway play, In the Heights, which opened to wide critical acclaim in 2008, will be performed at the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center on Friday, Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m.

The play tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood – a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. It’s a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you and which ones you leave behind.

When it opened the Washington Post said the play is “pure Broadway –an evening of old style, innocent pleasure.”  And Ben Brantley of the New York Times said, In the Heights “is an exuberant, animated shrine to the importance of family ties and being faithful to where you come from.”

This show is the second of four in the “Broadway Series” being performed during the PAC’s inaugural year that also features The Color Purple and Neil Berg’s 100 years of Broadway.

In addition to the “Broadway Series” there are four others during the PAC’s season that runs until May of 2012.  Those series include, concerts, family oriented shows and a variety series as well as a wide range of acts in the smaller, and more intimate Black Box Theatre. Information on the complete season is available at

Prices for In the Heights begin at $55 and may be purchased at, via telephone at (843) 661-4444, and at the FMU Performing Arts Center Box Office. Telephone and personal ticket sales are available Monday through Friday between 12-5 p.m. Subject to availability, tickets may be available for purchase at the door. 

The PAC is located in downtown Florence at the intersection of Dargan and Evans Streets.


Last Published: December 2, 2011 11:24 AM
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