“In The Heights”

2019 Auditions


THE MIRACLE CENTER’s Adult Theatre Ensemble announces auditions for the remount of the Musical Hit Production of IN THE HEIGHTS, Music & Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda &

Book by Qiara Alegria Hudes.

Directed by Maria Torres

Choreographed by Anais Zayas


2019 Audition Dates:


Principal Characters Auditions Dates:

• June 10th from 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm

• June 11th from 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm


Ensemble Auditions Dates:

• June 12th from 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm

• June 13th from 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm



To book an audition slot, please send your headshot and resume to:

Email Subject: In The Heights Auditions


Ages: 18 +

Non-Equity Theatre: Paid Stipend



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


Auditions will be recorded for viewing by director and choreographer.


Materials to prepare:

Please bring a headshot and resume

(9x11 photo of your face with a list of shows you have been in).


Please prepare a 90 second package consisting of a 60 second contemporary monologue and a 30 second 16 bar cut of a song. You may be asked to read from the script.

You may play your own accompaniment /track on your cell phone, laptop or a cappella is acceptable.



Please make sure you are wearing clothing and shoes you can move in for the dance call.



Usnavi De La Vega: Baritone with very strong, clear Rap narrative skills. Young Adult/Adult (Mid-20’s). Charismatic leading man with tremendous heart, owner of De La Vega’s Bodega, his parents immigrated from the Dominican Republic and have since passed away.


Nina Rosario: Soprano. Moves well. Late Teen/Young Adult (19). – Nina has just finished her

freshman year at Stanford University.


Kevin Rosario: Baritone. Adult (40’s) Hard exterior; owner of Rosario Car and Limousine, Kevin is a husband to Camila and father to Nina.


Camilla Rosario: Mezzo range. Adult (40’s). – No-nonsense; strong-willed; she is the co-owner of Rosario Car and Limousine with her husband Kevin.


Benny: Bari-tenor. Moves well. Young Adult/Adult (Mid-20’s). – Hardworking, good guy; can be a

character actor; now a cab driver for Rosario Car and Limousine, he once was a street punk often finding himself in trouble. He and Usnavi are best friends.


Vanessa: Mezzo-Soprano strong high belt. Great dancer. Young Adult/Adult (19- Mid-20s) –

Beautiful shampoo girl at Daniela’s Salon, Vanessa is strong, intelligent, and grew up with Benny and Usnavi.


Sonny: Tenor, with Rap skills. Strong mover. Late Teen/Young Adult (16-19). – Usnavi’s cousin; He usually hangs out on the street with his friend Graffiti Pete but avoids trouble.


Abuela Claudia: Alto belt – showstopper number. Elderly (Mid-Late 60’s) – She raised Usnavi after his parents passed away and continues to live with him. She immigrated from Cuba when she was very young. She is clearly the matriarch of the neighborhood.


Daniela: Alto, good belt. Good dancer. Young Adult/Adult (30’s) . – Tough on the surface,

compassionate underneath; She is the owner of Daniela’s Salon. Savvy to say the least, she is quick witted, brassy and outspoken.


Carla: Soprano. Strong dancer. Young Adult/Adult. (20’s) – Innocent; good comedienne; She is a

hairdresser at Daniela’s salon.


Graffiti Pete: Very strong dancer: Freestyle, hip-hop, and acrobatics a plus. Late Teen/Young Adult (18-21) – Graffiti artist.


Piragua Guy: Tenor, strong singer. Adult (30’s -40’s) – Good hearted. He walks the hot and humid streets of Washington Heights selling piraguas (flavored ice shavings) to earn a living. He represents a rhythm of the islands in the big city.



Residents of Washington Heights. Men and Women. (Young Adult & Adults 18-40’s)

NOTE : Because of the heavy dance requirement of this show, we are also considering a Dance

Ensemble as well as a General/Vocal Ensemble.

Strong Hip Hop/Freestyle/Latin Dancer


Time Commitment

First Rehearsal: Aug. 6 th

Rehearsal Days:

Mondays from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Tuesdays from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Wednesdays from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Thursdays from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm


Tech Week: September 9 th – September 14 th

Production Dates:

September 20 th – October 12 th

Production Dates:

  • Friday, Sept. 20 th @ 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, Sept. 21 st @ 7:30 pm
  • Friday, Sept. 27 th @ 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, Sept. 28 th @ 7:30 pm
  • Friday, Oct. 4 th @ 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, Oct. 5 th @ 7:30 pm
  • Friday, Oct. 11 th @ 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, Oct. 12 th @ 7:30 pm


Actors Call Time: 6:00 pm

** Please Note: There could be possible show extension dates**

Opening: Friday, Sept. 20 th , 2019

Closing: Saturday, Oct. 12 th , 2019


The Miracle Center

2311 N. Pulaski Road

Chicago, IL 60639