The Pennington Players are excited to announce the cast for their Kelsey Theatre run of IN THE HEIGHTS, the popular Broadway phenomenon that was written and conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda – the genius behind Hamilton. The show is set to be directed by Kyrus Keenan Westcott, with choreography by Rachel Tovar, and music direction by Mike Gilch.
Let’s meet the cast!
And here’s the creative team!
- Production Company – The Pennington Players
- Producers – Vicki Kaiser & Judi Parrish
- Director – Kyrus Keenan Westcott
- Stage Manager – Vicki Kaiser
- Assistant Stage Manager – Vianna Fagel
- Music Direction – Mike Gilch
- Choreography – Rachel Tovar
- Lighting Design – Star McCloud
- Sound Design – Nick Mastalesz
- Set Design – Bryan Schendlinger
- Properties – Dottie Farina
IN THE HEIGHTS begins performances inside The Kelsey Theatre (located on the campus of Mercer County Community College) on Friday, October 14, 2016 and runs through October 23, 2016.
Over the course of the Tony award-winning musical, In the Heights, we encounter the many colorful residents of Washington Heights — a New York City neighborhood on the brink of change. Usnavi, a first generation Dominican-American corner bodega owner, and his friends and family are dealing with the pressures of rising rents and closing neighborhood businesses.
As one family struggles to figure out how to pay for an Ivy League tuition for their brilliant and hard working daughter, a young woman is trying to put a down payment on a new apartment, and Usnavi himself is trying to get back to the Dominican Republic to reconnect with his roots after the death of his parents. In Washington Heights, community is everything, and we see how each of these individuals struggles to survive and how these same individuals come together as a community to mourn their losses and rejoice in their triumphs.
Over the course of the show, we see the hard-working residents of Washington Heights grapple with love and lust, identity and racism, all while the prospect of a winning lottery ticket hangs in the air, potentially changing the livelihoods of the people and the community forever.
This revolutionary new musical combines Latin rhythms and dance with hip-hop lyrics to tell a captivating story about what it means to chase your dreams as you cling to your roots, and to celebrate the community from which you grew.
In The Heights is currently part of the 2015-2016 mainstage season at The Kelsey Theatre. For ticket and detailed show information, visit the official Pennington Player’s In The Heights website. (Group tickets are also on sale via The Kelsey Theatre. CLICK HERE for group sale information.)