Arielle Jacobs, Perry Young to Lead IN THE HEIGHTS at Westchester Broadway Theatre- Full Cast Announced!
Opening on February 7th at the Westchester Broadway Theatre in Elmsford, the 2008 Tony Award winning musical In the Heights takes a local stage for the first time. Directed by Westchester's own John Fanelli and presented by his Standing Ovation Studios, the production features a blend of talent and crew from Broadway and the national tour with regional performers.
Arielle Jacobs returns to the role of Nina after starring in the national tour and on Broadway where she followed Jordan Sparks through the close of the show. Perry Young will star as Usnavi, Christina Aranda as Abuela Claudia, Dancer Michael Fielder, also from the tour and Broadway cast, comes to Westchester performing under the direction of tour choreographer Morgan Marcell, and assistant/dance captain, Antoine "Magic" Raimone. The show features the original Broadway choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler for which he won the Tony. Regional talents include FaTye of Dobbs Ferry in the role of Benny, Joey Sanzaro of Pleasantville as Piragua, and Shelton Becton, vocal coach based in Pomona and musical director on numerous Broadway productions.
The Cast features Ryan Alvarado, Christina Aranda, Devon Buchanan, Sarita Colon, FaTye, Michael Fielder, Greer Gisy, Lauren Guerra, Alannah Halliday, Arielle Jacobs, Gizel Jimenez, Greg Laucella, Nina V. Negron, Benjamin Perez, Antuan Raimone, Joey Sanzaro, Nicole Paloma Sarro, Gabriella Sorrentino, Ariana Valdes, Voltaire Wade-Greene, Timothy Wilson and Perry Young.
Directed by John Fanelli, Musical Direction is by Shelton Becton, Morgan Marcell is the Choreographer, Victor Lukas will be the PSM. Set Design is by Steve Loftus, Sound Design by Mark Cantore, Costumes by Maria Castaldo and Props by Grumpy's Props.