THE BROADWAY AT MUSIC CIRCUS PREMIERE OF “IN THE HEIGHTS” ROLLS IN TO SACRAMENTO'S WELLS FARGO PAVILION AUG. 20 AT 7:30 P.M.
Compiled By: Lana K. Wilson-Combs
The final show in the 2019 season is the Broadway At Music Circus premiere of “In The Heights,” from Lin-Manual Miranda, creator of the smash hit “Hamilton.”
The a multiple Tony Award-winning Best Musical runs Aug. 20 through Aug. 25 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion in Sacramento.
N2Entertainment.net will be on hand for the exciting production of “In The Heights,” which captures the sights and sounds of a vibrant New York City neighborhood on the brink of change, telling the story of a bodega owner whose life is interwoven with residents who visit his store.
The thrilling, Tony-winning score combines Latin rhythms, hip-hop and pop for an inspiring journey about chasing your dreams and what it truly means to be home.
In the role of Usnavi is Rodolfo Soto, who recently performed that role in the Westport Country Playhouse production of “In the Heights,” and played Grover in the 2018 tour of “The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical.”
Playing Abuela Claudia, Rayanne Gonzales appeared on Broadway in “Hands on a Hardbody” and “The Phantom of the Opera,” as well as on NBC’s “The Sound of Music Live,” and in the first national tour of “In the Heights.”
Tony Chiroldes, an original Broadway cast member of “In the Heights” and “The Capeman,” as well as a full time voiceover artist of commercials, audiobooks and video games, will play Kevin.
Doreen Montalvo, Camila, appeared on Broadway and in the first national tour of “On Your Feet!,” as well as the Broadway production of “In the Heights,” and on TV in “Madame Secretary,” “Elementary” and “Smash.”
A recent graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, where she appeared in “The Outsiders,” Didi Romero, making her Broadway At Music Circus debut, will be playing Nina, a role she recently played with Westport Country Playhouse.
Gerald Caesar, who recently appeared on Broadway in “Choir Boy” and “A Bronx Tale,” as well as appearing in the national tour of “The Lion King” as Simba, will be taking on the role of Benny.
Nina V. Negron, who has performed with numerous Disney cruises and workshops, also recently appeared in Westport Country Playhouse’s production of “In the Heights,” and will be making her Broadway At Music Circus debut as Vanessa.
In addition to performing in numerous operas and a recent appearance on CBS’s “Bull,” Sandra Marante, playing Daniela, has appeared in regional productions of “In the Heights” and “Man of La Mancha” as Aldonza, and “Oklahoma!”
Danelle Rivera, playing Carla, appeared off-Broadway in “Freefall Frostbite” at Theatre 80 and in regional theatre productions of “Evita,” “The Drowsy Chaperone,” “Bye Bye Birdie” and “Thoroughly Modern Millie.”
David Merino, making his Broadway At Music Circus debut as Sonny, played Angel in the 20th Anniversary tour of “Rent,” appeared off-Broadway in “Oscar at the Crown,” and in regional productions of “Next Fall” and “Spring Awakening.”
Edward Cuellar, playing Graffiti Pete, was a featured dancer with “Disney/ABC Christmas Special” and appeared in the “Mary Poppins Broadway Special,” as well as performing in the “Radio City Christmas Spectacular” at Radio City Musical Hall and “Beauty and the Beast “with Alabama Shakespeare Festival.
The cast for “In The Heights also includes: James Anthony, David Baida, Natalie Caruncho, Sarita Colon, Sasha Hollinger, LaWanda Hopkins, Jesse Jones, Amanda Lopez, Hector Maisonet,Bryan Ernesto Menjivar, Selena Mercado, Aurelia Michael, Jovany Ramirez and Wesley Ryan.
The Director for “In The Heights” is Marcos Santana; Choreographer is Rickey Tripp and the Music Director is Dennis Castellano.
Broadway At Music Circus is produced under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director/COO Scott Klier and Artistic Consultant Glenn Casale. Broadway Sacramento President/CEO is Richard Lewis.
Tickets for “In The Heights” start at $45, and are available by phone at (916) 557-1999, online at BroadwaySacramento.com, or in person at the Wells Fargo Pavilion Box Office, 1419 H Street in Sacramento.
Evening performances are: Tuesday through Saturday, Aug. 20 – 24, at 7:30 p.m. Matinee performances are: Thursday, Aug. 22 and Saturday, Aug. 24 at 2:00 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 25 at 3:00 p.m.
For more information, visit BroadwaySacramento.com.
Editor’s Note: Information used in this report obtained from Broadway At Music Circus publicity department.