IN THE HEIGHTS auditions


Directed by Ryan Weible
Music direction by Armando Fox
Choreographed by Allison Paraiso

Vocal auditions will be held on Saturday, Feb. 18, 10am to 4pm; dance auditions will be held Sunday, Feb. 19, 6pm to 10pm. All auditioners must attend the vocal auditions; dance auditions are by invitation only based on the vocal auditions. Callbacks are scheduled for Wednesday, March 1st from 6:30pm to 10:30pm. All auditions are held at the Theater, 951 Pomona Ave (cross street Moeser) in El Cerrito.

Auditioners should prep 32 bars from a published musical. Bring sheet music in your key; accompanist provided. We prefer you not prepare a song from IN THE HEIGHTS.  Any musical style okay, but contemporary preferred, as we will be looking for both musicality and diction.  Total audition time 3 minutes. Non-AEA only; travel stipend for performances only will be provided.

Rehearsals will begin in late April. To schedule an audition, sign up for a time slot below; no phone calls, please. Show synopsis and character list are available on the CCCT website.

In the Heights will play on the CCCT Main Stage from June 9-July 16; performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm.

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IN THE HEIGHTS tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood – a place where the coffee from 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 you take with you, and which ones you leave behind. IN THE HEIGHTS is the winner of the 2008 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Score, Best Choreography and Best Orchestrations.

USNAVI DE LA VEGA, owner of De La Vega Bodega, Latino
NINA ROSARIO, a freshman at Stanford University, Latina
KEVIN ROSARIO, Nina’’s father, owner of Rosario’s Car Service, Latino
CAMILA ROSARIO, Nina’’s mother, co-owner of Rosario’s, Latina
BENNY, employee of Rosario’’s, African-American
VANESSA, works at the salon, Latina
SONNY, Usnavi’’s cousin, Latino
ABUELA CLAUDIA, raised Usnavi, though not his blood grandmother, Latina
DANIELA, owner of Daniela’’s Salon, Latina
CARLA, works at the salon, Latina
GRAFFITI PETE, an artist
PIRAGÜERO (PIRAGUA GUY), scrapes piraguas from his block of ice, Latino
ENSEMBLE, 5 Women, 6 Men