VIDEO: Check Out Rehearsal Clips of Milwaukee Rep's IN THE HEIGHTS
BroadwayWorld has an inside look at Milwaukee Repertory Theater's Tony Award-winning musical In the Heights with music and lyrics by Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda and book by Quiara Alegría Hudes. Check out rehearsal clips below!
The In the Heights cast features Karmine Alers(Broadway's On Your Feet) as Camila, Yassmin Alers (Original Company of Rent) as Abuela Claudia, Ryan Alvarado (Hamilton, 1st Nat'l Tour) as Usnavi, Lillian Castillo (Man of La Mancha, Marriot Theatre) as Daniela, Tony Chiroldes(Broadway's In The Heights) as Kevin, Henry Gainza (Broadway's On Your Feet) as Piragua Guy, Nicolas Garza (In The Heights at Lyric Theater of OK) as Sonny, Stephanie Gomerez as Vanessa, Alyssa V. Gomez (Motown Nat'l Tour) as Carla, David Kaverman (Motown Nat'l Tour) as Benny, Sophia Macías (Rocky Horror Show, Lyric Theater of OK) as Nina, Ulyber Mangune (A Chorus Line, 5th Avenue Theater) as Graffiti Pete, with ensemble members Courtney Arango (West Side Story, Weston Playhouse), Alexander Gil Cruz (West Side Story, Ordway Theater), Eric A. Lewis (The Rep's Dreamgirls), Eduardo Morales (Disgraced at Maltz Jupiter Theater), Gabriela Pérez (Anything Goes Nat'l Tour) and Rána Roman (The Rep's Our Town).
In the Heights is directed by Rep Associate Artistic Director May Adrales (Rep's Animal Farm, The Who & The What), music direction by Rep Associate Artist Dan Kazemi (Rep's Guys and Dolls, Always...Patsy Cline), choreography by William Carlos Angulo (The Bridges of Madison County at Marriott Theatre), set design by Tim Mackabee(Broadway's Elephant Man), lighting design by Robert J. Aguilar (Seattle Rep Associate Lighting Designer), costume design by OBIE Award winner David Reynoso (Sleep No More), sound design by Megan B. Henninger (Rep's Guys and Dolls), music supervision by Associate Artist John Tanner (Guys & Dolls) and stage managed by Michael B. Paul.
Winner of the Pulitzer, Emmy, 2 Grammy, and 3 Tony Awards, Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda is a global superstar and his 4-time Tony Award-winning musical In the Heights takes place in the vibrant New York community of Washington Heights. A place where the air is filled with the sounds of salsa, merengue, soul, hip-hop and R & B. It's also a neighborhood on the brink of change, full of hopes and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind. In the Heights is a show sure to capture the heart of all ages with its universal theme of chasing your dreams and finding your true home.
In the Heights is presented by The Plunkett Family Foundation and sponsored by BMO Harris Bank with Executive Producers Gina and Eric Peter and Melanie and Steve Booth. The Rep is sponsored in part by the United Performing Arts Fund. In the Heights is a co-production with Seattle Repertory Theater and Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. Casting subject to change for subsequent co-productions.
Get a sneak peek of In the Heights with cast performances at the following local festivals this summer:
- Wednesday, July 11, 6pm at Washington Park Wednesdays (1859 N. 40 St)
- Tuesday, July 24, 6pm at Chill on the Hill in Humboldt Park (3000 S Howell Ave.)
- Sunday, August 5, afternoon Puerto Rican Family Festival in Humboldt Park (3000 S Howell Ave.)
- Tuesday, August 14, 7pm at Skyline Music Festival at Selig-Joseph-Folz Amphitheater in Kilbourn - Kadish Park, between North Ave and Reservoir Ave.
In the Heights runs September 18 - October 28, 2018 in the Quadracci Powerhouse. Purchase tickets at www.MilwaukeeRep.com, by calling the Ticket Office at 414-224-9490 or in person at 108 E. Wells Street in downtown Milwaukee.
For more information, please visit www.MilwaukeeRep.com.
About Milwaukee Repertory Theater
Milwaukee Rep is the largest performing arts organization in Wisconsin in terms of audiences served and one of the largest professional theaters in the country. Each year, The Rep welcomes up to 275,000 people at nearly 700 performances of 15 productions ranging from compelling dramas, powerful classics, new plays and full-scale musicals in its three unique performance venues - the Quadracci Powerhouse, Stiemke Studio and Stackner Cabaret. Now in its 65th Season, The Rep has gained a national reputation as an incubator of new work, an agent of community change and a forward-thinking provider of vital arts education programs. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Mark Clements and Managing Director Chad Bauman, Milwaukee Repertory Theater ignites positive change in the cultural, social, and economic vitality of its community by creating world-class theater experiences that entertain, provoke, and inspire meaningful dialogue among an audience representative of Milwaukee's rich diversity.