Photo Coverage: IN THE HEIGHTS Opens at The John W. Engeman Theater

The John W. Engeman Theater's production of IN THE HEIGHTS began on Thursday, March 15 at 8:00pm. The show will run through Sunday, April 29, 2018.

Before HAMILTON reinvented musical theatre, its creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda, wowed Broadway with his first musical. 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. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical!

IN THE HEIGHTS is produced by RICHARD DOLCE the Engeman Theater's Producing Artistic Director and Directed by Paul Stancato (Engeman Theater: Grease, Jekyll & Hyde, Sound of Music, Hairspray; Broadway: The Wedding Singer (Asst. Choreo.), The Lion King (Res. Director); National Tours: Flashdance, Jekyll & Hyde, The Wedding Singer.

The Choreographer is SANDALIO ALVAREZ (Broadway/National Tour: The Lion King, In the Heights; Regional: ALLIANCE THEATRE (Atlanta), Walnut Street Theatre(Philadelphia), Bristol Riverside Theater (Bristol, PA); TV: "Emmy Awards," "The Tony Awards," "The Latino Heritage Awards," "The Lopez Show," "The Today Show," and "So You Think You Can Dance").

The Musical Director is Alec Bart (Engeman: Grease, Gypsy; Broadway: Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 (Sub); Las Vegas: Rock of Ages, Jersey Boys, Mamma Mia, ShowStoppers, Duck Commander Musical, Mannheim Steamroller, Camp Broadway; Tours: 42nd Street, Cabaret).

The Associate Director is Dana Iannuzzi (Engeman Theater: Grease, Jekyll & Hyde; National/International Tour: Flashdance; NYC: ICON, The Cobalteans, Divided).

The Creative Team includes: CHRISTOPHER ASH (Scenic Design), Christopher Vergara(Costume Design), John Burkland (Lighting Design), DON HANNA (Sound Design), GAYLE SEAY, SCOTT WOJCIK and Holly Buczek of WOJCIK/SEAY CASTING (Casting Directors), Suzanne Mason (Props Design), LAURA KROUCH (Production Stage Manager) and Leila Scandar (Assistant Stage Manager).

The cast of IN THE HEIGHTS features SPIRO MARCOS as Usnavi (New York: Junk (a Rock Opera). Regional: Spring Awakening, Tick, tick...BOOM!, Last Five Years at ReVision Theater, Altar Boyz at Gateway Playhouse), JOSH MARIN as Benny (Theater: Spring Awakening, The Wild Party, The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Diety, The Color Purple, Violet; Film: Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln") Cherry Torres as Nina (Regional: Rock of Ages - Drury Lane Theater, Trav'lin: A 1930s Harlem Musical at Seven Angels Theater, Smokey Joe's Café at the Palace Theater and Disney's Believe on Disney Cruise Line), and Chiara Trentalange as Vanessa (Regional: In the Heights at Geva Theatre, The Marvelous Wonderettes at Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Anything Goes at Goodspeed Opera House, A Chorus Line at Interlakes Theatre and Grease at Forestburgh Playhouse).

The cast also features: Paul Aguirre (Kevin), Tami Dahbura (Abuela Claudia), Shadia Fairuz (Camila), ILIANA GARCIA (Carla), DANNY LOPEZ (Graffiti Pete), NICK MARTINEZ (Sonny), Vincent Ortega (Piragua Guy) and Scheherazade Quiroga (Daniela).


IN THE HEIGHTS will play the following performance schedule: Thursdays at 8:00pm, Fridays at 8:00pm, Saturdays at 3:00pm and 8:00pm, and Sundays at 2:00. Some Wednesday and Sunday evenings are available. Tickets are $78 on Saturday evenings, $73 all other performances and may be purchased by calling (631) 261-2900, going online at, or by visiting the Engeman Theater Box Office at 250 Main Street, Northport. Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express accepted.

The John W. Engeman Theater at Northport is Long Island's only year round professional theater company, casting actors from the Broadway talent pool. From curb to curtain, we have made it our business to provide affordable, quality, theater in an elegant one-of-a-kind location with outstanding facilities and extraordinary service. The renovated Theater offers stadium-style seating, state-of-the-art lighting and sound, a full orchestra pit, and a classic wood-paneled piano lounge with full bar.

For a complete show schedule and more information contact the theater directly at 631-261-2900, visit the box office at 250 Main Street, Northport or visit

Photo Credit: Michael DeCristofaro and John Gadbery

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