In The Heights

4 Tony Awards, including Best Musical
Pulitzer Prize Finalist

In The Heights

MUSIC BY Lin-Manuel Miranda
BOOK BY Quiara Alegria Hudes
directed by Oanh Nguyen
choreographed by Kelly Todd
music direction by Robyn Wallace

“A groundbreaking 21st-Century musical.”
– New York Magazine

 

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Wednesday Audition Added!
Open Call: April 7, 8 and 9, starting at 7pm 

To make an audition appointment for a later time slot, send your headshot and resume to casting@chancetheater.com by April 4.

Location: Chance Rehearsal Space, 883 S. Anaheim Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92805. [Click here for driving directions]

Prepare: 16-32 bars from a pop/contemporary musical

Bring: Headshot, resume and sheet music. Accompanist provided.

Rehearsals: Begin May 19. Weekday evenings and weekends.

Performances: July 3 – August 3, Fri 8pm, Sat 3pm & 8pm; Sun 2pm. Possible extension until August 17.

Pay Rate: $100 per performance week.

Synopsis: Winner of four Tony Awards including Best Musical, In The Heights is a potent reminder of the importance of chasing one’s dreams and finding where you belong. Featuring a Grammy Award-winning score of hip-hop, rap, jazz, pop, salsa, and merengue that serves as the backdrop for a community with dreams of succeeding in America while at the same time holding onto their culture and heritage.

 

Character Breakdown:

Usnavi:
mid 20s, Latino, rapper/singer, high baritone/tenor (to G4); Owner of De la Vega’s Bodega (corner store), has a thing for Vanessa, worker, narrator

Nina Rosario:
18-20, Latina; high belter (to F5); Very bright, sweet, feels that she has let everyone down when she drops out of college

Vanessa:
early 20s, Latina; high belter (to E5), MUST  be strong dancer; Usnavi’s love interest, works at Daniela’s salon, wants to get out of the barrio, soulful

Camila Rosario:
40s, Latina; strong singer-belter (G3 to B4), Spanish speaking a plus, no required dancing; Nina’s mom, co-owner of Rosario’s Car and Limousine, determined to keep the family together, stands up to Kevin, she is the glue of the family, straight talker

Abuela Claudia:
60s-70s, Latina; belter (F#3 to C5), no required dancing; from Cuba, raised Usnavi and Sonny, grand-matriarch of the community, wins the lottery

Benny:
mid 20s, any ethnicity; tenor (to Ab4), singer/rapper; works at Rosario’s Car and Limousine, has thing for Nina, best friends with Usnavi, determined

Kevin Rosario:
40s, Latino; singer, baritone (to E4), no required dancing, Spanish speaking a plus; Nina’s dad, co-owner of Rosario’s Car and Limousine, strong actor, dreaming of a better life for his daughter Nina

Daniela:
20s-30s, Latina; singer belter (G3 to C5), Spanish speaking a plus, Salon owner, brash, funny

Carla:
20s-30s, Latina; Spanish speaking a plus; sidekick to Daniela, ditzy, funny

Sonny:
early 20s, Latino; rapper/singer, tenor (to B4); Usnavi’s younger cousin, works at the bodega, Ghetto revolutionary, charming

Piragua Guy: 
age not defined, Latino; tenor with extensive singing (must have sustainable A4), Spanish speaking a plus, movement required; neighborhood ice man, cameo role, ensemble work

Graffiti Pete:
20s; rapper/singer, hip hop dancer; graffiti artist, ghetto talk, must have “swagger”

Ensemble: 
mid 20s, males and females; MUST BE DANCERS/SINGERS (dance in multiple styles — hip hop, latin), very active ensemble