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In the Heights

IN THE HEIGHTS tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York's Washington Heights neighborhood.

  • Full Length Musical
  • Comedy

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Target Audience: Teen (Age 14 - 18), Adult
  • Set Requirements: Unit Set/Multiple Settings

  • Performance Group:
  • Community Theatre, College Theatre / Student, Professional Theatre, High School/Secondary

  • Accolades:
  • Winner! Best Choreography 2008 Tony Award, Winner! Best Orchestrations 2008 Tony Award, Winner! Best Score 2008 Tony Award, Winner! Best Musical 2008 Tony Award
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.

REVIEWS:
StageArt: In The Heights review by Simon Parris - February 21, 2015 
Arts Review: In The Heights - February 18, 2015

"THE FUTURE OF THE BROADWAY MUSICAL HAS BEEN RESTORED BY A SINGLE SHOW AND THE REMARKABLE YOUNG MAN WHO CREATED IT. It's a show for the ages -- all ages. At In the Heights, Broadway is transported north to a world full of energy and life. If you're inclined to see one show... make it this one. Make this one your first show if you haven't been. It's a great place to take a date and families will make memories together. There's MAGIC In the Heights."

Sandy Kenyon ABC-TV

"IN THE HEIGHTS is the WEST SIDE STORY for a new generation!"

Chicago Sun-Times

"A GROUNDBREAKING 21ST-CENTURY MUSICAL. This EXTRAORDINARY blend of old and new pushes the sound of Broadway even deeper into FRESH TERRITORY. It's one of THE MOST SATISFYING MUSICALS IN YEARS."

Jeremy McCarter New York Magazine

"With youthful energy, street-savvy stylings and exuberant production numbers, In The Heights' greatest asset is its warm center. I dare you to resist the endearing characters."

Elysa Gardner USA Today

"One of the MOST POLISHED AND EXUBERANT MUSICALS NOW ON BROADWAY, WITH BURSTING ENERGY. A nonstop musical with enough dancing to wear out the choreographer, and songs that range from breathless compositions to lovely ballads. IF YOU HAVE ANY RHYTHM IN YOUR HEART, YOU SHOULDN'T MISS IT."

David Richardson WOR Radio

"'HEIGHTS' SOARS ON BROADWAY! I wouldn't have thought it possible, but it's EVEN MORE JOYOUS AND HIGH-SPIRITED than it was Off-Broadway. The show is a CELEBRATION, filled with love, loyalty and neighborliness, and flooded with waves of music. Lin-Manuel Miranda, the REMARKABLE young songwriter and star, PULLS OUT ALL THE STOPS."

Robert Feldberg The Record

"AN INFECTIOUS CELEBRATION with a DYNAMIC, TOE-TAPPING SCORE, A TERRIFIC, TRULY WINNING CAST and SOME OF THE MOST SPIRITED DANCING ON BROADWAY! This BUOYANT MUSICAL also nods reverently to the traditions of the show tune."

David Rooney Variety

"In the Heights represents change on Broadway: It's contemporary, HEARTFELT and FULL OF HOPE."

Richard Zoglin Time

"THE SHOW IS SO WINNING IN SO MANY WAYS! A DELICIOUS SCORE, DYNAMITE DANCING and a good-hearted story fuse into an EXUBERANT ENTERTAINMENT. THERE'S SIMPLY NO RESISTING THE RHYTHMIC APPEAL OF MIRANDA'S MUSIC, which vividly merges Latino spiciness with Broadway pizzazz. It has a GENERAL FEELING OF JOYFULNESS."

Michael Sommers The Star-Ledger

"A DESTINATION WELL WORTH TRAVELING TO. JOYOUS, TANTALIZINGLY ATMOSPHERIC, WITH SEXY, HIP-SWAYING CHOREOGRAPHY and SPICE SWIRLING THROUGH ITS LIVELINESS"

Michael Kuchwara Associated Press

"A BIG, PULSING POWER-SURGE OF A SHOW, igniting A NEW ENERGY SOURCE FOR MUSICAL THEATER. For all the FRESHNESS OF SOUND, the show stands firmly - even proudly - in the tradition of the theater. This upper 'West Side Story' has roots back to 'Fiddler on the Roof'."

Linda Winer Newsday

"THIS TOWN JUST GOT A TINY BIT MORE WONDERFUL. In The Heights pulses to A JOYFUL NEW BEAT, and youthfulness has its advantages. LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA has turned this Upper Upper West Side story into a 'Carnaval del Barrio.' It made me think of a much earlier valentine to a New York neighborhood: 'Wonderful Town.' DEEPLY PLEASURABLE."

Eric Grode The New York Sun

An exuberant, animated shrine to the importance of family ties and being faithful to where you come from."

Ben Brantley The New York Times
Premiere Production: In 2008, In The Heights opened on Broadway at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, where it ran for 1184 performances.
  • Casting: 6M, 6F

  • USNAVI DE LA VEGA - Owner of the 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, through not his blood grandmother, Latina
    DANIELA - Owner of Daniela's Salon, Latina
    CARLA - Works at the salon, Latina
    GRAFFITI PETE - An artist
    PIRAGUERO (PIRAGUA GUY) - Scrapes piraguas from his block of ice, Latino
    ENSEMBLE - 5 women, 6 men
  • Name Price
    Perusal Material Shipped immediately. This is optional. Order Now

    1 Lib/Vocal Score
    1 Piano/Vocal Score

    $24.00
    Pre-Production Pack Shipped upon receipt of a signed License Agreement and full payment of all invoices. This is optional.

    1 Lib/Vocal Score
    1 Piano/Vocal Score

    $75.00
    Rehearsal Material Shipped a minimum of 3 months before the last performance. This must be hired as a condition of the License to produce this show.

    20 Lib/Vocal Scores
    2 Piano/Vocal Scores

    $550.00 +$135.00/pm
    Orchestral Material - 13 Piece Broadway Orc Shipped a minimum of 1 month before the last performance. This is optional.

    1 Reed 1 (Flute, Piccolo [preferably wooden], Soprano Sax, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax)
    1 Reed 2 (Flute, Clarinet, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Baritone Sax)
    1 Trumpet 1 (Bb Trumpet, Flugel, Bb Piccolo Trumpet)
    1 Trumpet 2 (Bb Trumpet, Flugel)
    1 Trombone 1
    1 Trombone 2
    1 Keyboard 1 / Conductor
    1 Keyboard 2
    1 Guitar (Nylon Acoustic, Steel Acoustic, Electric, Tres)
    1 Bass (Electric, Fretless)
    1 Drums (1 Player) Kit, Triangle, Metal Guiro, Timbales, Maracas, China Cymbal, Piccolo Snare, Soprano Snare, Shaker, Small Shaker, Cha Bell, Mark Tree, Wood Block, Small Wood Block, Repinique, Jam Block, Roto-Toms
    2 Percussion (2 Players, one part) Bongos, Congas, Surdo, Floor Tom, Timbales, Djembe, Concert Bass Drum, Cajón, Susp. Cymbal (2), China Cymbal, Crash Cymbal, Ride Cymbal, Shaker, Heavy Shaker, Big Shaker, Medium Shaker, Small Smaker, Teeny Shaker, Samba Shaker, Hip-Hop Shaker, One Shot Shaker, Cloth Shaker, Small Cloth, Shaker, Egg Shaker, LP Cocktail Shaker, Liso Shaker, Metal Guiro, Wooden Guiro, Maracas, Caxixi, Small Caxixi (2), Cabasa, Claves, Hip-Hop Claves, Latin Claves, Large Wood Block, Medium Wood Block, Small Wood Block, Tiny Wood Block, Granite Block, Triangle, Large Triangle, Small Triangle, Triangle (Miller Machine), Finger Cymbals, Castanets, Jingle Bells, Agogo Bells, Cowbell (Campana/ Bongo Bell), Wooden Bell, Tam-Tam, Tambourine, Samba Whistle, Wind Chimes, Mark Tree, Vibraslap, Timpani, Vibraphone, Chimes (only 2 notes: D and A)

    OPTIONS: A Partitur (Complete Orchestral Full Score) is available at an additional rental fee.

    Note: The Broadway Partitur is playable as a Keyboard 1/Conductor Part (as used on Broadway)

    $350.00 +$135.00/pm
    Orchestral Material - 9 Piece Tour Orc Shipped a minimum of 1 month before the last performance. This is optional.

    1 Reed (Flute, Piccolo [preferably wooden], Clarinet, Soprano Sax, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Bari Sax)
    1 Trumpet (Bb Trumpet, Flugel, Bb Piccolo Trumpet)
    1 Trombone
    1 Keyboard 1 / Conductor
    1 Keyboard 2
    1 Guitar (Nylon Acoustic, Steel Acoustic, Electric, Tres)
    1 Bass (Electric, Fretless)
    1 Drums (1 Player) Kit, Timbales, Roto-Toms, Repinique, Piccolo Snare, Soprano Snare, China Cymbal, Shaker, Small Shaker, Cloth Shaker, One Shot Shaker, Maracas, Metal Guiro, Wood Block, Small Wood Block, Jam Block, Granite Block, Cha Bell, Cow Bell (Campana/Bongo Bell), Triangle, Mark Tree
    1 Percussion (1 Player) Bongos, Congas, Surdo, Floor Tom, Djembe, Concert Bass Drum, Cajón, Susp. Cymbal (2), China Cymbal, Crash Cymbal, Ride Cymbal, Shaker, Heavy Shaker, Big Shaker, Medium Shaker, Small Smaker, Teeny Shaker, Samba Shaker, Hip-Hop Shaker, One Shot Shaker, Cloth Shaker, Egg Shaker, Liso Shaker, Maracas, Caxixi, Small Caxixi (2), Cabasa, Claves, Hip-Hop Claves, Large Wood Block, Medium Wood Block, Small Wood Block, Tiny Wood Block, Granite Block, Triangle, Large Triangle, Small Triangle, Triangle (Miller Machine), Finger Cymbals, Castanets, Jingle Bells, Cowbell (Campana/ Bongo Bell), Wooden Bell, Tam-Tam, Tambourine, Samba Whistle, Wind Chimes, Mark Tree, Vibraslap, Timpani, Vibraphone, Chimes (only 2 notes: D and A)

    OPTIONS: A Partitur (Complete Orchestral Full Score) is available at an additional rental fee.

    $350.00 +$135.00/pm