Main Stage Series

JUNE 13 - JULY 29, 2018

IN THE HEIGHTS

Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Book by Quiara Alegria Hudes

Directed by Sean Harris
Choreographed by Darlene Zoller
Music Direction by Melanie Guerin



From Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton), In The Heights tells the universal story of 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.

"An exuberant, animated shrine to the importance of family ties and being faithful to where you come from. - New York Times

"'IN THE HEIGHTS is the WEST SIDE STORY for a new generation!"" - Chicago Sun-Times

"'THE FUTURE OF THE BROADWAY MUSICAL HAS BEEN RESTORED BY A SINGLE SHOW AND THE REMARKABLE YOUNG MAN WHO CREATED IT. It's a show for the ages -- all ages. At In the Heights, Broadway is transported north to a world full of energy and life. If you're inclined to see one show... make it this one. Make this one your first show if you haven't been. It's a great place to take a date and families will make memories together. There's MAGIC In the Heights. - ABC-TV.

Recommended for ages 10 and above.

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Performance Schedule

Previews on June 13 & 14, all seats $17.50 for Previews only. For other pricing, see our tickets page.

Opening Night: June 15 - wine and cheese reception before the show.

Performances:

Wednesday & Thursday at 7:30 pm
Friday & Saturday at 8:00 pm
Sunday matinee at 2:00 pm, followed by a talk back with the cast.

No Show on July 4th (Independence Day)

Special Tuesday matinee on June 26th at 2:00pm - all seats $22.50 this show only.

Thursday, June 28th, 6:00pm
Young Professionals Night
(Ages 21-35), includes wine/appetizers, networking and a show! Only $20!

Saturday, June 23 and July 21
Open Mic after the show!
Come to the show and stay or come on over just for open mic. Take the stage or sit back and cheer on those who are performing! Open mic nights are free and open to the public, and BYOB (tips for the pianist are encouraged). Bring your own sheet music or choose from ours; we'll provide an accompanist!






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Cast

Analise Rios (Nina): is a Bronx, NY native actor thrilled to be making her debut at Playhouse on Park and stepping into a long-admired dream role. Favorite credits include Wednesday THE ADDAMS FAMILY & Lucy YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN at Jean’s Playhouse, and Victoria in an upcoming steampunk rock opera tour, NULL PARADOX. Thank you to mom, dads, friends and lover for your constant encouragement! AnaliseRios.com

Gabrielle Baker (Ensemble, Nina, Vanessa u/s): is thrilled to be making her Playhouse on Park Debut! Summer Theatre of New Canaan: Queen Alessandra THE DANCING PRINCESSES, Ensemble SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN; West Hartford Summer Arts Festival: Belle BEAUTY AND THE BEAST; Wagner College: Kate McGowan TITANIC, Leata/Sheila u/s HAIR, Pippi THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL, Ensemble NINE; Southington High School: Aida AIDA (Halo Award Winner). Gabrielle Baker is a rising senior Theatre Performance major at Wagner College. 

Nick Palazzo (Sonny): Playhouse on Park: Adam MISS NELSON IS MISSING; Goodspeed Musicals Festival of New Artists: Stephen Douglas LINCOLN IN LOVE; Ocean City Theatre Company: Prince Christopher CINDERELLA; Cortland Repertory Theatre: Perchik FIDDLER ON THE ROOF; B.F.A in Music Theatre from The Hartt School.  Nick currently lives in NYC and is thrilled to be performing in West Hartford, where his family has owned a bakery (Elmwood Pastry Shop) since 1948.  Much love to his familia, amigos, and Washington Heights.

Paul Edme (Grafitti Pete): Playhouse on  Park debut. Past credits include: Male Dancer AIDA, Male Dancer MEMPHIS, Grafiti Pete IN THE HEIGHTS, Cory FENCES, Mr. Jenkins HOW TO SUCCEED…, and Harpo THE COLOR PURPLE. Paul is happy to reprise one of his favorite characters in his favorite modern musical with very talented friends. He thanks the cast and crew for a great experience and hard work, and his family and friends for their support. Mucho Love.

Sandra Marante (Daniela): Playhouse on Park debut! NYC THEATER: Beauty BEAUTY & THE BEAST, Lalume KISMET, Adina ELIXIR OF LOVE. REGIONAL THEATER: Aldonza MAN OF LA MANCHA, Josephine HMS PINAFORE, Cinderella CINDERELLA, Eponine LES MISERABLES. Sandra recently filmed her first costar TV role on BULL (CBS). Proud graduate of New World School of the Arts  (BM), Roosevelt University (MM), and UCONN (PC).  All my love to my husband: without your wings, I couldn't fly. www.sandramarantesoprano.com

Willie Marte (Piraguero): Playhouse on Park Debut! Venice Theatre: Pablo SISTER ACT, Lyons FENCES; National Theatre for Education and Arts: Sanson Carrasco DON QUIXOTE, Don Hippolito MORNINGS OF APRIL AND MAY; VPAC: Ken SMOKEY JOE’S CAFÉ, John Brooke LITTLE WOMEN. Special thanks to my family and friends for their love and support, and to Chala, the best piraguero a little boy from the Bronx could ever ask for!

Niko Touros (Usnavi): Playhouse on Park Debut! NYC: Hot Blades Harry URINETOWN; Regional: Sky MAMMA MIA!, Woof HAIR, Pablo SISTER ACT, Usnavi IN THE HEIGHTS. Niko is a Queens, NY native & is currently in his senior year at Queens College where he is studying to be a physical education teacher. Much love and thanks to his friends and family; without their support and belief in him, he would never have been here. As always, this one is for my grandparents watching from above. Instagram: @nt0uros. Twitter: @NikoT­­__       

Sophia Introna (Vanessa) Playhouse on Park Debut! Hudson Guild Theater: Roxaneh EMERSON LOSES HER "MIAND"; Rider University: Blanche BONNIE AND CLYDE, Agnes SHE KILLS MONSTERS, Alonso THE TEMPEST, Eurota/Astronomer GALLATHEA, Anna ZOMBIE MUSICAL. Sophia just graduated with a BFA in Musical Theater from Rider University in December. 

Amy Jo Phillips* (Abuela Caudia) Playhouses on Park, debut. Broadway: Queenie SHOWBOAT, TOM SAWYER. National Tours: Bloody Mary SOUTH PACIFIC, Emma TAP DANCE KID, THE ME NOBODY KNOWS and PORGY & BESS. Off-Broadway: LITTLE SHOP OF HORROS & PRETTY FACES. Other Credits include: AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’, MAN OF LAMANCHA, GODSPELL, BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS, & NUNSENSE. Amy can be seen on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Gotham, Power & 30 Rock . She wishes to thank all who have been there along the way; especially her parents (miss you both) and God because He is truly amazing.

JL Rey* (Kevin Rosario): Playhouse on Park Debut! Regional: EVITA, WAITING FOR GODOT, ANNA IN THE TROPICS, HAMLET, LOVE’S LABOURS LOST, ROMEO AND JULIET, THE FROGS, MAN OF LA MANCHA, THE LARAMIE PROJECT, & more. Television: 30 Rock, Billions, The Blacklist Redemption, & numerous commercials in Spanish and English.
Directing: EVITA, PARTY, THE YELLOW BOAT, GODSPELL, THE LARAMIE PROJECT, IN THE TIME OF THE BUTTERFLIES, 5 LESBIANS EATING A QUICHE, & more. For my father Wilfredo, the best dad ever. 

Stephanie Pope* (Camilla) Playhouse on Park Debut! Broadway/Off Broadway: Mrs. Mosca JERICHO, PIPPIN (Astaire Award nom., ACCA Award), Velma Kelly CHICAGO, Muzzy Van Hossmere THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, Leading Player FOSSE, Gymnasia A FUNNY THING HAPPENED …FORUM, The Hunnies JELLY’S LAST JAM… Regional: Wanda CROWNS, Medda Larkin NEWSIES, Circe THE ODYSSEY, Liliane LaFleur NINE, Dussie Mae MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM… TV: "Law and Order SVU", HBO’s "Oz"… a proud native of Spanish Harlem. These are for my daughter, Mari. Thank you, Sean! @lapope64

Olivia Ryan (Ensemble, u/s Daniela): Playhouse on Park: A CHORUS LINE, MAMA D’S OUTRAGEOUS ROMPs; Goodspeed Musicals: Thorburn SWEETWATER (Festival of New Musicals); The Hartt School: Phyllis Dale 42ND STREET, Ann Putnam THE CRUCIBLE, 9 TO 5, CURTAINS. Olivia just received her BFA in Musical Theatre from The Hartt School and is thrilled to be returning to the Playhouse stage for this production! She would like to thank her family, Nick and PoP for all of their support!

Isiah Bostic (Ensemble, u/s Benny) Playhouse on Park Debut! Select credits: Bobby COMPANY; Flick VIOLET; Aristocrat, Che u/s EVITA. Isiah is a Sophomore musical theater major at Western Connecticut State University.

 

 

Leyland Patrick (Benny) Playhouse on Park Debut! Noel S Ruiz Theatre: Cameron BRING IT ON!; Benny IN THE HEIGHTS; Ensemble THE LITTLE MERMAID; Wailin' Joe MEMPHIS; Jimmy Early DREAMGIRLS. Leyland is currently a kickboxing instructor and a MC in Long Island and wants to be a film actor.

 

Jon Rodriguez (Ensemble, Usnavi u/s, Piraguero u/s). Playhouse on Park Debut! His favorite credits include: Off Broadway: LA CANCION (Star) at Repertorio Español, BRING IT ON (LaCienega) with The Broadway Workshop. NYC/Regional: IN THE HEIGHTS (Ensemble, Sonny u/s), and SPRING AWAKENING (Georg).  Jon was born and raised in the Lower East Side in Manhattan and is of Dominican descent. He graduated from Hunter College and is beyond blessed to be doing his favorite show at Playhouse. Follow him on Instagram @thejonrod. Shoutout to my number 1s, love you Mom and Jai!

Maya Cuevas (Ensemble/Carla US) Playhouse on Park Debut! The Hartt School: Ensemble MACBETH, Tituba THE CRUCIBLE; New Generation Theater: Little Inez HAIRSPRAY, Vanessa IN THE HEIGHTS; North Rockland High School: Aida AIDA, Tantomille CATS. Maya will be a junior this fall at The Hartt School of Music, Dance, and Theater.

Paige Buade (Carla) Playhouse of Park Debut! The Hartt School: A ... MY NAME IS ALICE; B.M.T.: Tracey Turnblad HAIRSPRAY; Ursula THE LITTLE MERMAID; AreaStage Company: Woman 2 EDGES; Miami Children's Theater: Woman 2 SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD, Daniela IN THE HEIGHTS. Paige is currently studying at the University of Hartford, The Hartt School and is blessed and humbled to be returning to The Salon to bring the magic of I.N.T. back on stage. She would like to specially thank her biggest motivators: Tracey, Darlene, and Benji for their love, encouragement, and support. 

Jahlil M. Burke (Ensemble, u/s Graffiti Pete) Playhouse on Park debut! Long Island Community Theatre favorites: Jake SIDE SHOW, Benny IN THE HEIGHTS, Jason BARE, King Triton THE LITTLE MERMAID. Jahlil would like to thank his friends and family for their endless love and support. Wepa!

 

*Appears courtesy of Actors Equity, the profession union for actors and stage managers.

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