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In The Heights

  • by Lin Manuel Miranda
  • directed by Lisa Portes
  • musical direction by Mark Elliott
  • 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 2008 Tony Awards for Best Musical and Best Score, this freestyle coming of age story blends questions about the future with hip-hop and salsa in the barrio.

    What does it really mean to live your dream?

  • October 03, 2014 - October 12, 2014
  • Previews : 10/1 & 10/2
  • WED - SAT at 7:30 PM
    SUN at 2 PM​
  • DePaul's Merle Reskin Theatre
  • (773) 325-7900
  • The cast features
    Victoria Allen (Carla), Madeline Baird (Ensemble/Understudy Vanessa and Camila), Trevor Bates (Ensemble/Understudy Usnavi), Lucy Blehar (Vanessa), Michael Sebastian Buono (Sonny), Denzel Irby  ​​(Ensemble/Understudy Benny), Christopher Jones (Piragua Guy), Craig Ketchum (Ensemble/Understudy Sonny and Graffiti Pete), Juwan Lockett (Benny)Jeri Marshall (Claudia), Lauren Mitchell (Ensemble/Understudy Daniela and Claudia), Krystal Ortiz (Nina), Paola Sanchez (Camila), Talia Payomo (Graffiti Pete), Jeremy Pfaff (Kevin), Max Stewart (Ensemble/Understudy Piragua Guy and Kevin), Sofia Tew (Daniela), Gail Tierney (Ensemble/Understudy Nina and Carla), and Wesley Toledo (Usnavi).​


    The production team includes scenic design by Elyse Balogh, costume design by Courtney Schum, lighting design by Dan Friedman, sound design by Rachel Boissevain, dramaturgy by Maureen Kuhl, and stage management by Dana Stringer.
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    Accessibility Services and Interpreted Performances:

    If you require wheelchair accessible and/or companion seating, or have any other hearing or vision needs, please let us know when you reserve your tickets so that we can make sure you visit to our theatre is an excellent one. Discounted tickets are available for patrons with disabilities, and their guests.

    Performances Interpreted in American Sign Language and Assistive Listening Devices:

    The performance of In The Heights on 10/12 at 2 PM will be interpreted in American Sign Language. Call TTY (773) 325-7975. ​In addition, assisted listening devices are available to patrons upon request. ​

    Audio Description Services:

    The performance of In The Heights on 10/10 at 7:30 PM will include a live audio-description of the visual and physical events on-stage for patrons who are blind or have low vision. We also invite you to join us that day for a pre-performance program with a touch tour, which begin at 6 PM in the school's main lobby. The touch tour program will include information about the characters and design choices that add to the world of the play. Patrons who are participating in the audio-described event may also request the playbill in Braille, large print, and audio formats. Please indicate interest in the Touch Tour when you order your tickets. Call our Box Office at (773) 325-7900.

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