Audition Notice

Skip Kelley Youth Production

In the Heights

Sunday, April 23 from 6-9PM
Monday, April 24 from 6:30-9PM

At Geauga Lyric Arts Center, 106 Water St, Chardon, Oh 44024

Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda Book by Quiara Alegría Hudes Directed by Angela Miloro-Hansen Musical Direction by Darryl M. Lewis

"The streets are a little kinder when you're home."

About the Show

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.

Audition Requirements

Ages 13-21 are eligible to audition
Prepare 16 bars of a Lin-Manuel Miranda song from any of his shows (something from In the Heights is acceptable).
Men interested in Usnavi, Benny, Sonny or Graffiti Pete, please also prepare 30-60 seconds of a rap.
Wear clothes you are comfortable moving in, including comfortable shoes, such as tennis shoes, combat boots, or jazz shoes, for choreography portion.

Rehearsal Information

Rehearsals will begin in mid June and run Sunday-Thursday. Not everyone will be called every day, but please bring a list of ALL conflicts from 1pm to 9pm June 12-August 3. Rehearsals will be EITHER in afternoon or evening, not both in the same day. Times will not be determined until after casting and will be decided based on cast availability, so if you are NOT available in either the afternoon or evening, please note that. This is to work around as many of the Chardon conflicts as possible including marching band and other GLTG summer shows. All conflicts need to be reported before casting.

Performance Information

Performances are August 4-20. Friday and Saturday performances are at 8PM and Sunday performances are at 2PM.


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; should be African American, can't be Latino; 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

For More Information

Please contact the director, Angela Miloro-Hansen, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.