Cast Announced For IN THE HEIGHTS At Crown Theatre
MTH Theater at Crown Center has announced the cast and creative team for its August production of In The Heights, by Lin-Manual Miranda, the award-winning composer, lyricist, and creator of Hamilton.
The production is directed by esteemed Kansas City Theater Artist Nedra Dixon, making her MTH debut. The 14 person ensemble features Vanessa A. Davis, Alma Fusco, Anthony J. Gasbarre III, Lucas Lowry, Sicily Mathenia, Paris Naster, Lily Nicholas, Tony Pulford, Keenan Ramos, Celia Thompson, Robert Vardiman, Francisco Javier Villegas, Douglass Walker, and Franci Talamantez-Witte.The production team includes music direction by Pamela Baskin-Watson, choreography by Kenny Personett, lighting design by Amanda Zieve, scenic design by Rafael Toribio, sound design by Jon Robertson, costume design by Brad Shaw and stage management by Lacey Willis.
"In The Heights' driving, current themes of community, diversity, pride in ethnicity and heritage, mixed with the traditional blend of musical theater heart, is theater gold and I'm thrilled to be a part of it," remarked Dixon. "What theater artist worth her character shoes wouldn't jump at the chance to do a Lin-Manuel Miranda work. He's a legend and I'm so lucky!"
In The Heights tells the universal story of 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 was a Pulitzer Prize finalist and winner of the 2008 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Score, Best Choreography and Best Orchestrations.Advance sales for this production have been so brisk that MTH Theater announced they have added 5 additional performances and extended the run an additional week.In The Heights plays August 8 - September 1.
Tickets are available by calling the MTH Box Office at 816.221.6987 or by visiting www.mthkc.com.