Pictured: Lily Nicholas, Fransisco Javier Villegas
MTH Theater at Crown Center has announced the cast and creative team for “In The Heights,” with a book by Quiara Alegría Hudes and music and lyrics by Lin-Manual Miranda.
The production is directed by Nedra Dixon, making her MTH debut, and features Vanessa A. Davis, Alma Fusco, Anthony J. Gasbarre III, Lucas Lowry, Sicily Mathenia, Paris Naster, Lily Nicholas, Tony Pulford, Keenan Ramos, Celia Thompson, Robert Vardiman, Francisco Javier Villegas, Douglass Walker, and Franci Talamantez-Witte.
The production team includes music direction by Pamela Baskin-Watson, choreography by Kenny Personett, lighting design by Amanda Zieve, scenic design by Rafael Toribio, sound design by Jon Robertson, costume design by Brad Shaw and stage management by Lacey Willis.
“In The Heights,” tells the story of 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’ driving, current themes of community, diversity, pride in ethnicity and heritage, mixed with the traditional blend of musical theater heart, is theater gold and I’m thrilled to be a part of it,” remarks Dixon.
“In The Heights” plays August 8 – September 1. For more information visit www.mthkc.com.