The Westport Country Playhouse\u2019s 2019 season ticks off all the boxes theatergoers would expect and then some. The season will run April 23 to Nov. 23 and includes two musicals, two dramas and one comedy. Offerings range from classic comedy and poetic and moving dramas to rousing musicals that will make you want to get up and dance. Season and single-show tickets are for sale. \u201cI am happy to announce our first show of the season will be \u2018Hamilton\u2019 creator Lin-Manuel Miranda\u2019s \u2018In the Heights,\u2019 winner of four Tony Awards including Best Musical and Best Score,\u201d said artistic director Mark Lamos. \u201cWith an infectious score featuring a blend of hip-hop, salsa, merengue, and soul, \u2018In the Heights\u2019 invites audiences to celebrate life and love in a uniquely American story.\u201d The show kicks off the historic theater\u2019s 89th season.Lamos said he and his artistic staff put together this season\u2019s lineup with each show striking a chord personally.\u201cThey all came from a very passionate connection that we made to them. We read a lot of scripts throughout the year, and we are very much in tune with what is going on in the world,\u201d he said. \u201cWe spend a lot of time talking about that when we are choosing the coming season. Each of the plays this season really was something that one or all of us had a really very visceral response to and I felt it was a good balance of things. A lot of the season came together that way, where we were responding to what was going on in a zeitgeist.\u201dThe show is a love letter to New York City\u2019s Washington Heights, a Spanish-speaking community on the brink of change. Marcos Santana, the show\u2019s director and choreographer who also appeared in the original Broadway production and directed two later productions of \u201cIn The Heights,\u201d said, \u201cI\u2019m most excited to bring the story to Connecticut audiences. I think it\u2019s such a beautiful story. Even though it\u2019s a story told through a specific community, it resonates with the entire world, it\u2019s about family and heritage and the warmth of being home.\u201dTheatergoers will be pleased to note the Westport production\u2019s strength of casting. Not only does it have three actors from the original Broadway production but Santana marked a personal first, casting a 16-year old actor to play one of the teenage cousins to give the show a perspective of the innocence of youth. The three Broadway veterans are Tony Chiroldes (Kevin), Blanca Camacho (Abuela Claudia) and Doreen Montalvo (Camila).Next up is \u201cSkeleton Crew,\u201d written by McArthur Genius Award-winner Dominique Morrisseau, to run June 4-22. The final play in a trilogy set in Detroit, the show takes place as the Motor City\u2019s last export auto plant is on the verge of closure. \u201cSkeleton Crew\u201d follows four factory workers having opposing agendas and dealing with shifting power dynamics in their attempt to survive. Morrisseau also wrote the book for \u201cAin\u2019t Too Proud\u2014The Life and Times of the Temptation\u201d which is on Broadway right now.The Playhouse returns to musicals in \u201cHershey Felder as Irving Berlin,\u201d July 16 to Aug. 3. From Czarist Russia to New York\u2019s Lower East Side, Berlin\u2019s inspirational immigrant story is the American Dream and his songs document a patriotic vision of this country.The second drama this season is Pulitzer Prize-winner Lynn Nottage\u2019s \u201cMlima\u2019s Tale,\u201d Oct. 1-19, centering on Kenyan elephant Mlima, killed by poachers for his tusks. It follows the illegal ivory trade, balancing greed and crime with the animal\u2019s noble spirit.The season ends with Moliere\u2019s \u201cDon Juan,\u201d running Nov. 5-23 for a classic comedy on the legendary lothario whose story will resonate today as his behavior is sure to make audiences cringe.\u201cIt\u2019s very timely because #metoo and various other things but primarily the treatment of women by this one rapacious man,\u201d Lamos said.Words like eclectic, moving, poetic, timely, and profound come to mind when describing the playhouse\u2019s upcoming season but audiences can decide for themselves.For more information, visit westportplayhouse.org.