IN THE HEIGHTS will be presented by La Mirada Theater for the Performing Arts & McCoy Rigby Entertainment

From the songwriting genius behind Hamilton, Encanto and Moana, Lin Manuel-Miranda, LA MIRADA THEATER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT will present their acclaimed debut celebration of family and community, IN THE HEIGHTS: Music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, book by Quiara Alegría Hudes, designed by Lin-Manuel Miranda, musical direction by Brent Crayon, co-directed and choreographed by Marissa Herrera, and directed by Benjamin Perez. IN THE HEIGHTS will be presented in preview on Friday June 3 at 8 p.m. & Saturday June 4 at 2 p.m. (with a press opening on Saturday June 4 at 8 p.m.) and will continue until Sunday June 26, 2022 at the La Mirada Theater for the performing arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd at La Mirada.

IN THE HEIGHTS tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood – a place where the coffee of 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 to take with you and which to leave behind. Written by Lin-Manuel Miranda (Encanto, Moana and Hamilton), this trendy musical will seduce you with its sweet story and hot tunes!

ABOUT THE CAST AND CREATIVE TEAM

Benjamin Perez (director) Directed in the heights for Candlelight Pavilion, Musical Theater West and Lewis Family Playhouse. National Tours: Nice Work If You Can Get It as “Sen. Evergreen” (directed by Kathleen Marshall), In the Heights as “Kevin Rosario” (directed by Thomas Kail’s original creative team, Alex Lacamoire, Andy Blankenbuehler). Regional: “Herald” in Assassins (EWP), “King Agnarr” in Frozen, “Gomez” in The Addams Family, “Bill Austin” in Mamma Mia, “Juan Peron” in Evita and “Tito Mirelli” in Lend Me A Ténor . Benjamin traveled the world as a guest entertainer for Princess Cruises and studied with Ben Bollinger’s famous Citrus College singers.

MARISSA HERRERA (co-director/choreographer) is a 3rd generation Chicana/Indigenous woman from Los Angeles. Feature film credits include Two Feet In (executive producer). Other credits include: “LA Philharmonic – Toyota Symphonies for Youth & Families” (Theatrical Director 2022), Fender Play: Latin Pathway (Content Producer/Director), Selena Forever – National Tour (Ensemble), In the Heights at Candlelight Pavilion (choreographer), Zoot Suit: 35th Anniversary Tour (“Lupe Reyna”) and Quixote Nuevo at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts (choreographer). Marissa is also co-founder/executive art director of 4C LAB.

Brent Crayon (music director/conductor) is a music director and pianist based in Los Angeles. He has collaborated with many notable artists such as Stephen Schwartz, Jason Robert Brown, Daisy Prince, John Caird, Paul Gordon, Richard Maltby, Jr. and John Bucchino. Favorite theater productions include the West Coast premieres of First Date, Songs for a New World and Tick, Tick…BOOM!, as well as the world premieres of Stephen Schwartz’s Snapshots and John Bucchino’s It’s Only Life. Brent can be seen and heard in La Mirada Theater & McCoy Rigby’s production of A Night with Janis Joplin streaming on Broadway HD.

IN THE HEIGHTS cast includes Rubén J. Carbajal as “Usnavi”, Daisy Marie Lopez as “Nina”, Hosea Mundi as “Benny”, Claudia Mulet as “Vanessa”, Jacquelin Lorraine Schofield as “Abuela Claudia”, Jose Carlos Rivera as “Sonny”, Shadia Fairuz as “Daniela”, Crissy Guerrero as “Camila”, Lindsey Dantes as “Carla”, Kevin Solis as “Piragua Guy”, Benjamin Perez as “Kevin Rosario”, and Kevin Trinio Perdido as “Grafitti Pete. “

The Ensemble includes (in alphabetical order): Steven-Adam Agdeppa, Marcos Alexander, Remmie Bourgeois, Bianca Brandon, Andrea Dobbins, Juan Guillen, Haley Izurieta, Rachel Josefina, Jodi Marks, Monika Peña, Mario Rocha, Tristan Turner, Isaac Uhlenberg , and Bridget Whitman.

The IN THE HEIGHTS design team is: Scenic Design by Music and Theater Co.; Lighting design by Donny Jackson; Sound design by Josh Bessom; Projection design by Jon Infante; Costume design by Shon LeBlanc; Costume Supervisor Adam Ramirez; Hair/wig/makeup design by Kaitlin Yagen; Properties Coordinator Kevin Williams. The casting director is Julia Flores. The production manager is John W. Calder, III.

ABOUT THE CALENDAR AND PRIZES

IN THE HEIGHTS will be presented in preview on Friday June 3 at 8 p.m. & Saturday June 4 at 2 p.m. (with a press preview on Saturday June 4 at 8 p.m.) and will continue until Sunday June 26 at the La Mirada Theater for the show Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd at La Mirada.

Performances are Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.; Fridays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. and Sundays at 1:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.

There will be a closed-captioned performance on Saturday, June 18 at 2 p.m. Discussions with the cast and creative team will take place on Thursday, June 9 at 7:30 p.m. and Thursday, June 23 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets range from $17 to $84 (prices subject to change) and can be purchased through the La Mirada Theater website, www.lamiradatheatre.com or by calling the La Mirada Theater box office at (562) 944-9801 or (714) 994-6310. Group discounts are available. $15 student tickets are available. Children under 3 years old will not be allowed in the theatre.

LA MIRADA THEATER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS is located at 14900 La Mirada Boulevard in La Mirada, near the intersection of Rosecrans Avenue where highways 91 and 5 meet. Parking is free.

LA MIRADA THEATER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS COVID PROTOCOLS

As La Mirada Theater for the Performing Arts continues to follow county and state public health guidelines, please note that no mask is required and vaccination status will not be checked at the entrance. Guidelines are subject to change.

The Tony Award-nominated LA MIRADA THEATER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS has been hailed by the Los Angeles Times as “one of the best Broadway-style houses in Southern California.” This beautiful, state-of-the-art theater has been presenting quality productions since 1977. The theater has produced several national tours and received numerous accolades, including Tony, Emmy and Ovation Award nominations and the LA Stage Alliance OVATION AWARD for “Best Season of the year.” The theater is located at 14900 La Mirada Boulevard in La Mirada, California near the intersection of Rosecrans Avenue. Parking is adjacent to the theater and free. For more information, call (562) 944-9801 or
visit www.LaMiradaTheatre.com.

Celebrating its 28th anniversary season at La Mirada Theater for the Performing Arts, McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT (MRE), is one of the world’s leading theatrical production companies and continues to be grateful to share a tremendously successful collaboration with the town of La Mirada. Led by executive producers Tom McCoy and Cathy Rigby, MRE has produced over a hundred musicals, plays and concerts featuring some of the biggest stars in the industry today and has won numerous Emmy Awards. , Tony and LA Ovation Award nominations.

In addition, MRE has launched several Emmy Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated national, international and national touring productions, including: ASIA- Dreamgirls (Japan), Miss Saigon (China), Peter Pan (China), SAUDI ARABIA – Peter Pan (it was the first Broadway musical to play in Saudi Arabia), USA – Seussical the Musical and Annie Get Your Gun, with Cathy Rigby; Jesus Christ Superstar with Carl Anderson and Sebastian Bach, Camelot with Michael York and Lou Diamond Phillips, Happy Days written by Gary Marshall and Paul Williams BROADWAY – Jekyll and Hyde by Frank Wildhorn with Grammy nominee Deborah Cox and nominee Constantine Maroulis at American Idol and the Tony Awards, and The Little Mermaid, the Musical. Peter Pan with Cathy Rigby made four Broadway stops and received four Tony Award nominations, including Best Revival of a Musical and Best Actress in a Musical. The premiere of “Peter Pan” on the A&E TV Network received an Emmy Award and four Emmy Award nominations. La Mirada Theater productions of A Night with Janis Joplin starring Mary Bridget Davies and Peter Pan starring Cathy Rigby are now streaming on Broadway HD.

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