First Look At Milwaukee Rep’s “IN THE HEIGHTS”

Milwaukee Repertory Theater presents In the Heights, the 2008 Tony Award winner for Best Musical by Hamilton creator Lin Manuel Miranda in the Quadracci Powerhouse this September 18 – October 28, 2018.

The In the Heights cast features Karmine Alers (Broadway’s On Your Feet) as Camila, Yassmin Alers (Original Company of Rent) as Abuela Claudia, Ryan Alvarado (Hamilton, 1st Nat’l Tour) as Usnavi, Lillian Castillo (Man of La Mancha, Marriot Theatre) as Daniela, Tony Chiroldes (Broadway’s In The Heights) as Kevin, Henry Gainza (Broadway’s On Your Feet) as Piragua Guy, Nicolas Garza (In The Heights at Lyric Theater of OK) as Sonny, Stephanie Gomerez as Vanessa, Alyssa V. Gomez (Motown Nat’l Tour) as Carla,David Ka’’verman (Motown Nat’l Tour) as Benny, Sophia Macías (Rocky Horror Show, Lyric Theater of OK) as Nina, Ulyber Mangune (A Chorus Line, 5th Avenue Theater) as Graffiti Pete, with ensemble members Courtney Arango (West Side Story, Weston Playhouse), Alexander Gil Cruz (West Side Story, Ordway Theater), Eric A. Lewis (The Rep’s Dreamgirls), Emily Madigan (West Side Story, Guthrie), Eduardo Martin Morales (Disgraced at Maltz Jupiter Theater), and Rána Roman (The Rep’s Our Town).

In the Heights is directed by Rep Associate Artistic Director May Adrales (Rep’s Animal Farm, The Who & The What), music direction by Rep Associate Artist Dan Kazemi (Rep’s Guys and Dolls, Always…Patsy Cline), choreography by William Carlos Angulo (The Bridges of Madison County at Marriott Theatre), set design by Tim Mackabee (Broadway’s Elephant Man), lighting design by Robert J. Aguilar (Seattle Rep Associate Lighting Designer), costume design by OBIE Award winner David Reynoso (Sleep No More), sound design by Megan B. Henninger (Rep’s Guys and Dolls), music supervision by Associate Artist John Tanner (Rep’s Guys & Dolls), with associate music director and conductor Eugenio A. Vargas (In the Heights at Ordway PAC) associate choreographer Courtney Arango (West Side Story, Weston Playhouse), casting by Frank Honts and Dale Brown, and stage managed by Michael B. Paul.

Winner of the Pulitzer, Emmy, two Grammys, and three Tony Awards, Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda is a global superstar and his 4-time Tony Award-winning musical In the Heights takes place in the vibrant New York community of Washington Heights. A place where the air is filled with the sounds of salsa, merengue, soul, hip-hop and R & B. It’s also a neighborhood on the brink of change, full of hopes 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 a show sure to capture the heart of all ages with its universal theme of chasing your dreams and finding your true home.

In the Heights is a co-production with Seattle Repertory Theater and Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. Casting subject to change for subsequent co-productions.

In the Heights runs September 18 – October 28, 2018 in the Quadracci Powerhouse. Opening night is set for Saturday, September 22 at 8pm. Purchase tickets at, by calling the Ticket Office at 414-224-9490 or in person at 108 E. Wells Street in downtown Milwaukee.

Feature Photo by: Michael Brosilow
Pictured (left to right): Emily Madigan, Nicolas Garza, Alexander Gil Cruz,Courtney Arango, Ryan Alvarado, Eric A. Lewis, Rána Roman and Eddie Martin Morales