Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe opens its 2017-2018 season with In the Heights, with music and lyrics by Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda and the book written by Quiara Alegría Hudes. The production tells the captivating story of a vibrant Latino community where the corner bodega serves the sweetest coffee, the hair salon is gossip central, and the residents chase the American dream while clinging to their roots. This high energy, multi-Tony Award-winning musical pulsates with a spirited hip-hop beat and scorching Latin-infused rhythms. Show runs from October 11 – November 19, 2017. Performances, which take place at the WBTT theater (1646 10th Way, Sarasota) are 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, with 2 p.m. matinees on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $42/adults, $20/students and active military with valid ID. Call the Box Office at (941) 366-1505) or go to westcoastblacktheatre.org.