Photo Coverage: In the Heights Guilty Pleasures Benefit

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Last Monday night the touring cast of IN THE HEIGHTS performed two benefit concerts to raise funds for a Puerto Rican hospital. The concert, entitled "Guilty Pleasures", featured over 20 members of the cast performing their guilty pleasure songs. The event, held at Show at Barre (Vermont Restaurant) in Los Feliz, and was produced by Shane Scheel and Matt Patton. Performers included Arielle Jacobs (Nina), Lexi Lawson (Vanessa), Sabrina Sloan (who played Vanessa until July 4th, when she took maternity leave), Rogelio Douglas Jr. (Benny), Danny Bolero (Kevin), Genny Lis Padilla (Carla), Isabel Santiago (Daniela), Natalie Caruncho, Dewitt Cooper III, Joseph Morales, Joel Perez, and Chris Chatman. During the second performance, audiences were treated to a surprise appearance and impromptu performance by IN THE HEIGHTS creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda. The benefit was hosted by TV and Broadway sensation Jai Rodriguez.

The touring company of IN THE HEIGHTS is performing its final weekend at Los Angeles' Pantages Theatre. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.broadwayla.org.

Show at Barre is LA's premiere cabaret venue. For a list of upcoming events, including the upcoming For the Record: TARANTINO concert featuring Tracie Thoms, and JAWBREAKER: The Musical concert with Shoshana Bean, Eden Espinosa, Megan Hilty, Jenna Leigh Green, and Katie Thompson, visit www.showatbarre.com.

Photo Credit: Amber Romina Cassell

Photo Coverage: In the Heights Guilty Pleasures Benefit

Photo Coverage: In the Heights Guilty Pleasures Benefit
Arielle Jacobs

Photo Coverage: In the Heights Guilty Pleasures Benefit
Sabrina Sloan & Rogelio Douglas Jr.

Photo Coverage: In the Heights Guilty Pleasures Benefit
Joseph Morales & Isabel Santiago

Photo Coverage: In the Heights Guilty Pleasures Benefit
Morgan Matayoshi

Photo Coverage: In the Heights Guilty Pleasures Benefit
Jai Rodriguez & Sandy Alvarez

Photo Coverage: In the Heights Guilty Pleasures Benefit
Sabrina Sloan

Photo Coverage: In the Heights Guilty Pleasures Benefit
Genny Lis Padilla

Photo Coverage: In the Heights Guilty Pleasures Benefit
Joel Perez & Isabel Santiago

Photo Coverage: In the Heights Guilty Pleasures Benefit
Lin-Manuel Miranda

Photo Coverage: In the Heights Guilty Pleasures Benefit
Jose-Luis Lopez

Photo Coverage: In the Heights Guilty Pleasures Benefit
Jai Rodriguez

Photo Coverage: In the Heights Guilty Pleasures Benefit
Rogelio Douglas Jr.

Photo Coverage: In the Heights Guilty Pleasures Benefit
Lexi Lawson

Photo Coverage: In the Heights Guilty Pleasures Benefit
The cast of In the Heights

Photo Coverage: In the Heights Guilty Pleasures Benefit

Photo Credit: Amy Shaughnessy

Photo Credit: BWW-Staff

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Amber Cassell From a very early age, Amber Romina Cassell always knew that she did not want to be a writer. While attending film school at the University of Southern California, however, she volunteered as a critic for the school newspaper in order to see all the plays and screenings around town and the rest, as they say, is history. A devoted lover of musical theater, Amber has had the immense pleasure of covering some of Los Angeles' most prominent theatrical events and has conducted in-depth interviews with some of Broadway's greatest talents and strives everyday to help promote and encourage the LA theater scene.