In the Heights

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In the Heights

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From America’s hottest new musical mastermind, Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton, Moana) comes this quadruple Tony Award® winning ‘Best Musical’. 

This summer, it’s lights up on Washington Heights, a close-knit neighbourhood in Manhattan, where the heat is stifling and the A-train is the only way out. 

Trapped running a debt-ridden bodega, Usnavi longs for a simpler life in the Dominican Republic. Alongside him, a community as vibrant as the city itself yearns for change. A winning lottery ticket is sold, but to whom? Is it the family who long to send their daughter to an ivy league school; or the woman desperately trying to find a home?  

Following a sold out, critically acclaimed season at Hayes Theatre Co in 2018, this salsa-fuelled contemporary musical returns to NSW for a strictly limited season this summer. Get ready to be on your feet, as the intoxicating salsa vibes from the live Latino-band will have you dancing all night long.

Photo: Clare Hawley



Producer: Joshua Robson

Associate Producer: Neil Gooding

Director: Luke Joslin

Choreographer: Amy Campbell

Musical Director: Lucy Bermingham 

Production Manager: Charlie Coy

Stage Manager: Cecilia Nelson

Assistant Stage Manager: Anna Sinclair

Lighting Design: Trudy Dalgleish

Lighting Programmer/Operator: Gintz Karklins

Costume Designer: Elizabeth Franklin

Set Supervisor: Matt Ryan

Sound Supervisor: Michael Waters

Sound Design/Operator: Tony Lorenz

Microphone Technician: Tanya Saint James

Lighting Crew: Chris Snape

Casting Director: Lynne Ruthven


Conductor/Keyboard 1: Lucy Bermingham

Drums: Emma Ford

Percussion: Alysa Portelli

Woodwind: Abi McCunn

Guitar: Michael Napoli

Bass: Tina Harris

Trumpet: Matthew Collins

Trombone: Ellie Shearer

Keyboard 2: Ben Kiehne


Usnavi: Stevie Lopez

Vanessa: Olivia Vasquez

Benny: Joe Kalou

Nina: Luisa Scrofani

Sonny: Marty Alix

Abuela Claudia: Margi de Ferranti

Daniela: Monique Montez

Carla: Libby Asciak

Kevin: Alexander Palacio

Camilla: Ana Maria Belo

Graffiti Pete: Stephen Tannos

Piragua Guy: Richard Valdez


Yolanda: Michelle Rozario

Domingo (Dance Captain): Will Centurion

Sophia: Samantha Bruzzese

Fabian: Dayton Tavares

Mia: Romina Villafranca



”this is a star-making vehicle for all concerned. Don't miss it.”

Theatre People


With original music by Hugo Chiarella and Robert Tripolino (DreamSong), Guilty Pleasures sees music theatre dynamo Angelique Cassimatis (Rocky Horror Picture Show, Prisiclla: Queen of the Desert) portray the lives of ordinary women driven to acts of extraordinary violence.

Josh Robson’s (Rob Guest Endowment Winner, Les Miserables) book explores how love, passion, jealousy, loneliness and desperation can lead us to react far beyond the limits we ever thought we would. With a live 4-piece band led by Geoffrey Castles (Les Miserables, Aladdin) and choreography by Amy Campbell (In the Heights, Oklahoma), Guilty Pleasures is as dark as it is witty and energetic.


“...the creative maturity of this trio is impressive, and pleasing to know that the development of new Australian work is in very good hands.”

Arts Review

“This is a quality home-grown production and it really does deserve to be seen. It is enormously entertaining in all respects."

Stage Whispers