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Lin-Manuel Miranda mini musical part of 'Summer Shorts Festival' in Miami

Lin-Manuel Miranda mini musical part of 'Summer Shorts Festival' in Miami

Before he wrote the Broadway phenomenon “Hamilton,” composer Lin-Manuel Miranda came up with a mini musical titled “21 Chump Street.”

Based on a South Florida event, the musical is about a high school student who sells drugs to an undercover policewoman in a desperate attempt to impress her. “21 Chump Street” is part of City Theatre’s “Summer Shorts Festival,” running June 1-July 2 at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami.

“The piece itself is about a news story that happened near West Palm Beach,” explains Margaret Ledford, the artistic director of City Theatre. “The story was about something called ‘Operation D-Minus,’ where they put undercover cops in...

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