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Auditions: In the Heights

Schenectady Light Opera Company
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Join us for auditions for the 1st show of our 92nd Season, In the Heights!!I

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.

Music & Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Book by Quiara Alegría Hudes
Conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda

Director: Peter Caracappa
Music Director: Dan Galliher
Choreographer: Gregory Theodore Marsh
Producer: Matthew W. Coviello

(Callbacks, if necessary, on Thursday, May 24)
at 6:30pm, Auditions Begin at 7pm
427 Franklin Street, Schenectady NY
(SLOC Theater Building-Enter from Franklin St)

SHOW DATES: September 21-23 & 27-30, 2018

Rehearsals will begin in the last week of July, and there will be a read-through/meeting in June if schedules permit

Those auditioning should prepare 16-32 bars of music from a Broadway show (please bring sheet music, an accompanist will be provided). Readings will be selected from the script. There will be a dance audition as well, so please dress accordingly.

All ethnicities are encouraged to audition. We are seeking to cast actors that appropriately represent character ethnicities that are explicitly referenced in the script. For other roles, including ensemble, we will seek a multi-ethnic cast, without restricting the ethnicity of any particular role.

Please contact Producer Matthew Coviello (Mwcoviello@gmail.com) or Director Peter Caracappa (caracappa@gmail.com) with any questions.

Usnavi -– owner of De La Vega’s Bodega; rapper/singer, high baritone/tenor (to G4)
Sonny -– Usnavi’s younger cousin; works at bodega; rapper/singer, tenor (to Bb4)
Nina Rosario -– freshman at Stanford University; daughter of Kevin and Camilia Rosario; high belter (to F5)
Kevin Rosario -– Nina’s father; owner of Rosario’s Car and Limousine; baritone (to E4)
Camila Rosario -– Nina’s mother; co-owner of Rosario’s Car and Limousine singer/belter (G3 to B4)
Benny -– Usnavi’s friend; works at Rosario’s Car and Limousine; could be any non-Latino ethnicity; singer/rapper, tenor (to Ab4);
Abuela Claudia -– raised Usnavi and Sonny; Spanish speaking a plus; belter (F#3 to C5)
Daniela –- owner of Daniela’s Salon; Spanish speaking a plus; belter (G3 to C5)
Carla -– hairdresser at Daniela’s Salon; mezzo
Vanessa –- Usnavi’s love interest; works at salon; Must be strong dancer; high belter (to E5)
Piragua Guy –- local piragua vendor; Spanish speaking a plus; tenor (must have sustainable A4)
Graffiti Pete –- local graffiti artist; Hip Hop dancer; rapper/singer
Ensemble –- residents of Washington Heights, of all shapes, sizes, and ethnicities.