Vanessa, played by Alessandra Valea (center), is the main character’s love interest in “In the Heights.”
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Musical with a message plays through June 30 in the Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts
SpeakEasy Stage Company is presenting a lively Boston premiere of “In the Heights” through June 30 in the Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts. Although the characters created by playwright Quiara Alegria Hudes border on stereotypes, the actors bring heart and conviction to their roles. They conjure a circle of people whose lifelong ties to one another are about to either unravel or grow stronger over the course of three days.