Summer Stock Austin Announces In the Heights and Alice’s Wonderland

(AUSTIN,TX) – Summer Stock Austin (SSA) announces Lin Manuel Miranda’s Tony Award® winning Broadway musical, In the Heights and the Regional Premiere of Alice’s Wonderland by Hamilton alumni J. Quinton Johnson and Julia Riew as part of the 2022 Summer season.

In Partnership with Texas Performing Arts, Summer Stock Austin 2022 will present live performances on the McCullough stage July 22 – August 8, 2022. Performances will be played in rotation with varying schedules. Tickets on sale now and are available at impactarts.org/summer-stock-austin.

Summer Stock Austin returns for the 2022 season with the regional premiere of a new musical for family audiences Alice’s Wonderland co-written and directed by Hamilton star and Summer Stock Austin mentoring alumni, J. Quinton Johnson, and Lin Manuel Miranda’s In The Heights co-directed by Ginger Morris and Michael Ávila.

IN THE HEIGHTS July 22nd – August 8 (17 performances)

Music and Lyrics by Lin Manuel Miranda

Book by Quiara Alegría Hudes

Conceived by Lin Manuel Miranda

Co-Directed by Michael Ávila and Ginger Morris | Music Direction by J. Quinton Johnson | Co-Choreography by Matt Kennedy and Leonela Hernandez

From the creator of the Broadway phenomenon Hamilton, comes the Tony Award® winning Best Musical about family, community, and life in a vibrant neighborhood in New York City’s Washington Heights. In The Heights tells the story of the hopes and dreams, loves and losses, and fortunes and failures of this rapidly changing community. With music and lyrics by Miranda and book by Quiara Alegria Hudes, this ground-breaking show weaves together Latin rhythms, hip-hop, and pop to tell a story about a diverse community chasing the American dream.

ALICE’S WONDERLAND | July 28th – August 8 (10 Performances)

Regional Premiere

Book, Music, and Lyrics by J. Quinton Johnson and Julia Riew

Based on a treatment by Linda Chichester and David Coffman

Orchestrations and Performance Tracks by J. Quinton Johnson

Direction and Musical Direction by J. Quinton Johnson | Choreography by Matt Kennedy | Associate Director/Choreographer: Khali Sykes

Alice’s Wonderland, a regional premiere co-written and directed by J. Quinton Johnson (Broadway’s Hamilton), is about a brilliant, passionate teen-coder who dreams of changing the world with her new video game, Wonderland. When Rabbit suddenly emerges from the screen and offers her an escape from reality, Alice takes the leap – and lands in her own virtual world, only it’s no longer her intended utopian creation, where anyone can be a hero. To win the game, she must level up until she can confront the ruthless, sickly sweet Queen of Hearts and save Wonderland from the clutches of oppression. Adapted from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll this new musical explores ambition, rebellion, greed, and the power of self-expression. Featuring an original score inspired by hip-hop, pop, gospel, and contemporary musical theater, Alice’s Wonderland is a new musical for all ages.

Copy and image courtesy of Impact Arts

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