Fulton Theatre Opens IN THE HEIGHTS and Adds Performances

The nationally regarded Fulton Theatre adds five performances to the existing run of In The Heights as presales break records. Added performances include Sunday, March 19 at 7:30 pm, Thursday, March 23 at 2:00 pm, Sunday, April 2 at 7:30 pm, Monday, April 3 at 7:30 pm and Tuesday, April 4 at 7:30 pm. In The Heights must close April 4.

A universal story of dreaming big, loving large, and finding a place to call home, In The Heights' heart is located in a small corner of New York's Washington Heights. In the extreme heat of mid-summer, the close-knit community prepares to celebrate the 4th of July, dreaming of a better place and "getting out." Usnavi's bodega, Daniela's hair salon, and the Rosario family's taxi service are at the center of bringing the neighborhood together and forming a family, and they are now on the brink of being closed for good, changing their lives forever. An unexpected chain of events, including a blackout, a winning lottery ticket, with romantic tension, leads the group to discoveries about each other, about themselves, and about the place they call home. With a Tony Award for "Best Score," and "Best Musical," and a Grammy Award for "Best Cast Album," In The Heights will find a comfortable home in Lancaster.

Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote In the Heights (music and lyrics) while he was a sophomore in college. This fresh perspective on the Broadway musical won four Tony Awards in 2008-including Best Musical and the Grammy Award for Best Show Album-and will soon be adapted into a feature film. The original Broadway production ran for 1,184 performances from February 14, 2008 - January 9, 2011.

This production stars Diego Klock-Pérez (Usnavi), Mili Diaz (Nina), Kalyn West (Vanessa) and Daniel Yearwood (Benny), all making their Fulton Theatre debut. Klock-Pérez conservatory education is from New World School of the Arts and The Boston Conservatory of Music. Diaz as a senior at Pace University, her previous credits include Anna in Nikola Tesla Drops the Beat and American Idiot at Pace and Mimi in Rent and Marty in Grease at Clear Space Theatre. She has also played Maria in West Side Story at Woodstock Playhouse. West's credits include The Off-Broadway production of Giant (Marlie) at Vineyard Theatre. Other New York credits include Popstar (Katie) at Alchemy Theater Company and Devil and the Deep (Annie) at Theatre East. Yearwood is also a senior at Pace University. His credits include Richie in A Chorus Line, Seaweed in Hairspray, and Daniel in Once on This Island.

Joining Klock-Pérez, Diaz, West and Yearwood are Melissa Blatherwick as Camila (Fulton Theatre's The Addams Family); Debra Cardona as Abuela Claudia (Tours: Miss Lark, Mary Poppins, General Cartwright, Guys and Dolls and Mrs. Clause, The Radio City Christmas Spectacular); Charles Espinoza as Graffiti Pete (NBA All Star Game with Ariana Grande and Saturday Night Live); Gabrielle Flores as Carla (Blue Bloods, Junie B. Jones and 48 Hours in... El Bronx); Rubén Flores as Kevin (Broadway and 1st National Tour of In The Heights, Doctor Atomic at the Met Opera); Tauren Hagans as Daniela (2nd National Tour of In The Heights); Christopher Michael McLamb as Piragua Guy (Off-Broadway; Ragtime on Ellis Island, Welcome to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, A.W.O.L, Trouble in Shameland); and Alex Swift as Sonny (National Tour of Wizard of Oz).

Rounding out the cast in alphabetical order are; Danny Burgos (Ensemble/ U/S - Usnavi, Kevin, Piragua); Ashley Calderon (Ensemble); Yarilin Chimelis (Ensemble); Phil Colgan (Ensemble/ U/S - Sonny/Graffiti Pete); Ixchel Cuellar (Ensemble/ U/S - Carla); Lauren Elledge (Ensemble); Greer Gisy (Ensemble/Associate Choreographer/Dance Captain); Krystal Mendez (Ensemble/Assistant Dance Captain); Johana Reynoso (Ensemble/ U/S - Daniela/Abuela Claudia); Katherine Rodriguez (Ensemble); and Tru Verrett-Fleming (Ensemble/ U/S - Benny).

The creative team for the production includes Marc Robin (Executive Artistic Producer), Bob Cline (Director), Mark Stuart (Choreographer), John Daniels (Music Director), Paul Black (Scenic and Lighting Designer), Anthony Lascoskie, Jr. (Costume Designer), Jacob Mishler (Sound Designer), Katelin Walsko (Props Designer), Timothy Markus (Production Stage Manager), and Douglas Lamb (Assistant Stage Manager).

With special thanks to our Season Co-Sponsor, Fulton Bank, Season Co-Sponsors Hagelgans & Veronis, Rodgers & Associates, and Wendell Funk, Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center, Production Co-Sponsor Lancaster County Community Foundation and our Audience Services Sponsors Millersville University, Turkey Hill, Aussie and the Fox, Benchmark Construction and TONO Group.

New York Casting is done by Bob Cline Casting. Interviews are available with the cast and/or director based on availability. Production photos are available upon request. Performance Schedule follows at the end of the release.

Single ticket prices range from $28 - $71, with Student Rush available. Fulton Theatre performs in its home, the national historic landmark Fulton Opera House located at 12 North Prince Street in Lancaster, PA. For more information or to purchase tickets call 717.397.7425 or visit theFulton.org.

About Fulton Theatre:
The Fulton first opened its doors in 1852. 164 years later, this national historic landmark theatre continues to entertain, educate and delight audiences, bringing live theatre, music, and more than 120,000 patrons into downtown Lancaster annually. Since its inception, some of the brightest stars of theatre, music and film have appeared on its stage, including Sarah Bernhardt, Mark Twain, Lionel Barrymore, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, W.C. Fields, George M. Cohan, Treat Williams and Lancaster's own Jonathan Groff.

Today, under the leadership of Executive Artistic Producer Marc Robin, the Fulton Theatre produces a mix of comedies, dramas and musicals, employing the talents of professional directors, designers, playwrights from across the country. The Fulton also offers classes for children, teens and adults as well as numerous community engagement programs across the region.

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