In The Heights

Director PETER CARACAPPA

Over three days, this Tony-award winning musical follows the hard-working residents in the NYC neighborhood of Washington Heights as they deal with love, identity, racism, hope, and loss. Set to the Latin rhythms and hip-hop lyrics of Lin-Manuel Miranda (creator of Hamilton), this show teaches us the importance of family and what it means to be home.

A vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood – a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. It’s a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind.

IN THE HEIGHTS is the winner of the 2008 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Score, Best Choreography and Best Orchestrations.

In the Heights is presented through special arrangement with R & H Theatricals.

AUDITION DATES:   MONDAY, May 21 and WEDNESDAY, May 23 (Callbacks, if necessary, on Thursday, May 24)

Sign-in at 6:30pm, Auditions Begin at 7pm
427 Franklin Street, Schenectady NY (SLOC Theater Building-Enter from Franklin Street

Rehearsals will begin in the last week of July, and there will be a read-through/meeting in June if schedules permit
 
Those auditioning should prepare 16-32 bars of music from a Broadway show (please bring sheet music, an accompanist will be provided). Readings will be selected from the script.  There will be a dance audition as well, so please dress accordingly.
 
All ethnicities are encouraged to audition. We are seeking to cast actors that appropriately represent character ethnicities that are explicitly referenced in the script. For other roles, including ensemble, we will seek a multi-ethnic cast, without restricting the ethnicity of any particular role. 
 
Please contact Producer Matthew Coviello (Mwcoviello@gmail.com) or Director Peter Caracappa (caracappa@gmail.com) with any questions.

 

ROLES TO BE CAST

Usnavi -– owner of De La Vega’s Bodega; rapper/singer, high baritone/tenor (to G4)

Sonny -– Usnavi’s younger cousin; works at bodega; rapper/singer, tenor (to Bb4)

Nina Rosario -– freshman at Stanford University; daughter of Kevin and Camilia Rosario; high belter (to F5)

Kevin Rosario -– Nina’s father; owner of Rosario’s Car and Limousine; baritone (to E4)

Camila Rosario -– Nina’s mother; co-owner of Rosario’s Car and Limousine singer/belter (G3 to B4)

Benny -– Usnavi’s friend; works at Rosario’s Car and Limousine; could be any non-Latino ethnicity; singer/rapper, tenor (to Ab4); 

Abuela Claudia -– raised Usnavi and Sonny; Spanish speaking a plus; belter (F#3 to C5)

Daniela –- owner of Daniela’s Salon; Spanish speaking a plus; belter (G3 to C5)

Carla -– hairdresser at Daniela’s Salon; mezzo

Vanessa –- Usnavi’s love interest; works at salon; Must be strong dancer; high belter (to E5)

Piragua Guy –- local piragua vendor; Spanish speaking a plus; tenor (must have sustainable A4) 

Graffiti Pete –- local graffiti artist; Hip Hop dancer; rapper/singer

Ensemble –- residents of Washington Heights, of all shapes, sizes, and ethnicities. 

September 21-23 & 27-30, 2018