Awesome / In the Heights

  • Perhaps "Blackout" is the most triumphant example.
    • Also Camila's solo, "Enough".
    • Both Piragua and the Reprise.
  • Definitely "Blackout". The audience goes crazy when we get a glimpse of the cast stumbling about in the dark. Also "96,000", it's probably the show's most famous number, if you don't know why, go find out!
  • Sonny and Graffiti Pete's section of "Blackout", in which they protect the bodega and distract the vandals. We also see Pete "light" a firework, which looks very realistic. It's also all shades of FREAKING AWESOME.
  • At the beginning of Act 2, a vest-clad Benny is seen standing on his fire escape. When a T-shirt clad (translation: post-coital) Nina comes out to join him, the audience applauded and cheered for so long, the actors had to start their dialogue over.
    Nina: Are you ready to try again?
    Benny: I think I'm ready.
    • ...and then she starts to test Benny on Spanish vocab words.
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony acceptance speech for Best Score. Complete with improvised rapping.
    I don't know about God but I believe in Chris Jackson!"
  • Towards the end of the play, Sonny hires Graffiti Pete to paint a mural of Abuela Claudia on the graffiti-defaced corner store grate. The mural convinces Usnavi, who disliked Pete before, to stay in Washington Heights.
  • Benny standing up to Kevin after being harassed for not being Latino through out the whole play and being fired deserves a mention.
  • Camila's solo "Enough," in which she tells Nina and Kevin that they both messed up royally, and that they better fix it.