Photo Flash: Get A First Look At IN THE HEIGHTS At Music Theatre Wichita

Music Theatre Wichita concludes its 2019 Season with In the Heights August 7-11, the Tony Award-winning Best Musical which introduced Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda to Broadway. With book written by Quiara Alegría Hudes, the high-energy story unfolds during a tumultuous three-day period which dramatically affects the residents of a close-knit Washington Heights neighborhood.

Director-choreographer Carlos A. Mendoza comes from Los Angeles to stage this MTW premiere. A member of MTW's performing company early in his career, Mendoza has won several awards for his previous productions of In the Heights. Danita Lee is creating the colorful new costumes.

Leading the cast as Usnavi is Ernie Pruneda (Sister Act), repeating the portrayal that recently garnered him the BWW Best Actor Award at Orlando Shakespeare. Other Broadway veterans in the cast include Alma Cuervo (On Your Feet!, Titanic, Women on the Verge) as Abuela Claudia, Danny Bolero (In the Heights) as Kevin, Natalie Toro (Les Misérables) as Camila, and Grasan Kingsberry (The Color Purple, Once on This Island) as Benny. Additional featured artists include Gabriella Enriquez as Vanessa, Camila Paquet as Nina, Alex Aponte as Sonny, Katja Rivera Yanko as Daniela, and Mikaela Secada as Carla.

Photo Flash: Get A First Look At IN THE HEIGHTS At Music Theatre Wichita
Staging by Director-Choreographer Carlos A. Mendoza; costumes by Danita Lee

Photo Flash: Get A First Look At IN THE HEIGHTS At Music Theatre Wichita
Ernie Pruneda and Gabriella Enriquez

Photo Flash: Get A First Look At IN THE HEIGHTS At Music Theatre Wichita
Danny Bolero; original scenic design by Anna Louizos, lighting by Adam Honoré

Photo Flash: Get A First Look At IN THE HEIGHTS At Music Theatre Wichita
Alma Cuervo

Photo Flash: Get A First Look At IN THE HEIGHTS At Music Theatre Wichita
Ernie Pruneda, Grasan Kingsberry, Katja Rivera Yanko, Mikaela Secada and Company

Photo Flash: Get A First Look At IN THE HEIGHTS At Music Theatre Wichita
Gabriella Enriquez, Camila Paquet, Alma Cuervo, Grasan Kingsberry, Ernie Pruneda, Natalie Toro, and Danny Bolero

Photo Flash: Get A First Look At IN THE HEIGHTS At Music Theatre Wichita
Gabriella Enriquez, Katja Rivera Yanko, Camila Paquet, and Mikaela Secada

Photo Flash: Get A First Look At IN THE HEIGHTS At Music Theatre Wichita
Jonathan Arana, Katja Rivera Yanko and Company

Photo Flash: Get A First Look At IN THE HEIGHTS At Music Theatre Wichita
Grasan Kingsberry, Camila Paquet, Natalie Toro, and Danny Bolero

Photo Flash: Get A First Look At IN THE HEIGHTS At Music Theatre Wichita
Alma Cuervo and Ernie Pruneda

Photo Flash: Get A First Look At IN THE HEIGHTS At Music Theatre Wichita
Grasan Kingsberry, Gabriella Enriquez, Ernie Pruneda, Alex Aponte, Katja Rivera Yanko, Mikaela Secada and Company



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