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The Pembroke Pines Theatre of the Performing Arts (PPTOPA) announces
AUDITIONS for IN THE HEIGHTS
Sunday April 23rd, 2017 6p-10p
Monday April 24th, 2017 6p-10p
Call-backs will be Tuesday April 25th, 2017 starting at 6:30p by invitation
Director Geoffrey Short
Musical Direction Caryl Fantel
Choreography Cameron Jordan
Auditions will be held at PPTOPA:
The Susan Katz Theatre at the River of Grass Arts Park
17195 Sheridan St, Pembroke Pines, FL 33331
About the show
The story is set over the course of three days, involving characters in the largely Dominican-American neighborhood of Washington Heights in New York City.
Usnavi is the narrator of the play, named after one of the first sights his parents saw when they arrived in America
Abuela Claudia is the loving matriarch of the barrio who looked after Usnavi when his parents died
Vanessa is Usnavi’s love interest who works at Daniela’s salon
Nina Rosario is the first in her family to go to college. She is the typical “good girl” but over her father’s over protectiveness and his refusal to accept Benny
Benny works with Nina’s father, Kevin. The only character in the play who does not speak Spanish and is not Hispanic, Benny falls in love with Nina and dreams of opening his own business.
Sonny is Usnavi’s sassy, superficially lazy, yet ambitious younger cousin
Daniela is the outrageously dramatic owner of the salon where the neighborhood girls come to gossip
Carla works at Daniela’s salon and is her close friend
Kevin Rosario is Nina’s overprotective father
Camila Rosario is Nina’s strong-willed mother, who wants what is best for Nina.
The Piragua Guy is the owner of a small piragua stand
Graffiti Pete is a graffiti artist and friend of Sonny