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"In the Heights" Auditions

DATE: Wednesday, August 22, 2018

TIME: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Leslie Phillips Theater

  • Readings from the script
  • 16 bars of a song from “In the Heights”
  • Come prepared to sing and dance

Copies of the script will be on reserve in the greenroom.

Possible callbacks will be held Friday, Aug. 24 from 2 – 5 p.m.


Please contact Tim Cochran with questions at 413.552.2485 or


Set around Fourth of July celebrations in the primarily Latino neighborhood of Washington Heights in New York City, “In the Heights” tells the universal stories of three generations living in this vibrant community. Their neighborhood is on the brink of change, and the characters sing about their hopes and struggles. These songs tell audiences about the dreams of first-generation college student Nina Rosario; Abuela Claudia, who left her home country of Cuba as a child; Usnavi de la Vega and Daniela, who fight to keep their small businesses open as the neighborhood faces gentrification; and many others. Each character negotiates which traditions are important for them to keep and which ones they should leave behind.

Music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and book by Quiara Alegría Hudes

Directed by Patricia Sandoval and Ellen Cogen

The original Broadway Production of "In The Heights" was nominated for thirteen Tony Awards, winning four: Best Musical, Best Original Score, Best Choreography (Andy Blankenbuehler), and Best Orchestrations (Alex Lacamoire and Bill Sherman). It won a Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album. It was also nominated for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

This production is made possible, in part, by the support of MIFA Victory Theatre and MassHumanities.