In the Heights (2013) with Carrnivale Theatrics
Building on the acclaimed production of Next To Normal, Carrnivale Theatrics and Front Porch Theatricals have teamed up once again, this time to produce In the Heights, which has been described as "the kind of musical that comes around once in a generation. A musical that builds on the best traditions of theater while forging into fresh new territory. A musical about the importance of home, family and finding where you belong."
The show centers on themes of family, home, loyalty, and what making a difference in this world is really about. In the Heights, written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, focuses on the lives and intertwining stories of the community of Washington Heights, New York. Usnavi, the show's lead character, takes us through the lives of the people of his community who have become his family. The show draws from its strong Hispanic center, featuring Bolero music, Rap music, and pop music to illuminate the stories of the residents of Washington Heights. Usnavi questions whether or not he should remain in Washington Heights and continue to run his corner store, or return to the Dominican Republic and try to start his life again. The journey of this show follows Usnavi, as well as other characters, Nina, Benny, and Vanessa, and their search for their place in this world measured against the expectations of their neighborhood and family.
IN THE HEIGHTS CAST
Joe Caruncho Jr.- USNAVI Marina Pires- NINA Tony Chiroldes- KEVIN Tiffany Dissette- CAMILA
Trumaine R. Verret-Fleming- BENNY Claire Saunders-VANESSA Phillipe Arroyo- SONNY (u/s Usnavi)
Toni Schlemmer- ABUELA Amanda Serrano- DANIELA Marissa Buchheit- CARLA
Carlos Jimenez- GRAFFITI PETE Anthony Murphy- PIRAGUA GUY Michelle Veintimilla- ENSEMBLE (u/s Vanessa)
Monique Delagado- ENSEMBLE Maya Maniar- ENSEMBLE (u/s Nina) Alex Manalo- ENSEMBLE Corinne Scott- ENSEMBLE
Jameson Corrie- ENSEMBLE Javier Manete Rodriguez- ENSEMBLE Sterling Kasey McClary Baker- ENSEMBLE Taylor Robinson- ENSEMBLE
Latrea Rembert- ENSEMBLE T.J. Newton- ENSEMBLE Rudy Hazen- SWING Ryan Gregory Thurman- SWING (u/s Benny)