The story explores three days in the characters' lives in the New York City Latino neighborhood of Washington Heights. The score features hip-hop, salsa, merengue and soul music.
In the Hispanic community of Manhattan's Washington Heights, bodega owner Unsavi is dating Vanessa, who works in a beauty salon. He dreams of opening a bar in his home country, the Dominican Republic. Nina loves Benny, a shy young man who has worked for Nina's parents for years, but her father opposes their union because he wants Nina to finish her education at Stanford University. She doesn't want her father to bankrupt himself paying for the expensive school, but her father is prepared to sell his car-service business. "Abuela" Claudia, who raised Usnavi after the death of his parents, wins $96,000 in a numbers game.
For the auditions:
This is a musical that is catering to not only the Spanish community at NJIT and Rutgers-Newark (it is a joint Theatre Program) but also to all people of color. We are looking for people of color to audition and possibly be a part of this show, it is important to all of us to represent the community fully. Students can expect to sing and dance (choreography will be provided during the audition process).
In The Heights Auditions
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm January 23, 24, and 25
Call backs at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm on January 26
At the Jim Wise theatre
NJIT Campus, Kupfrian Hall, 2nd floor
Rehersals begin on January 27
Any questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org