Camden Hills casts ‘In The Heights’

Oct 07, 2017

Rockport — Camden Hills Regional High School’s musical production will be a first for the Midcoast — Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “In the Heights.” Tickets are available now for the run: Fridays and Saturdays, Nov. 3, 4, 10 and 11, at 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Nov. 5, at 2 p.m.

Miranda, creator of the sensational musical success “Hamilton,” wrote “In the Heights: in college. It became his first Broadway hit as it portrayed a touching story of relationships and of finding one’s home. In 2008, it won four Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

“In the Heights” takes place in New York City’s Washington Heights and tells the story of the strength of an immigrant community as its neighborhood faces changes and challenges. Filled with dancing, beautiful singing plus a little hip hop and rap, the show’s music drives the powerful story home.

Cast in Camden Hills’ “In the Heights” are: Eric Glaser as Usnavi De La Vega; Annabel Parker as Nina Rosario; Gideon Baeza as Kevin Rosario; Lyra Kalajian as Camila Rosario; Matt Nickerson as Benny; Isabelle Olson as Vanessa; Ruben Feldman as Sonny; Sydney Lytton as Abuela Claudia; Tatum Dowd as Daniela; Emma Simmons as Carla; Robbie Carroll as Piragüero; and Wesley Henderson as Graffiti Pete.

The singing and dancing ensemble, which helps create the scenes filled with streetwise hipsters, features (in alphabetical order) Ava Baeza, Allie Balla, Kevin Bergelin, Bella Christie, Isaiah Doble, Piper Dunton, Caleb Edwards, Cyndal Emerson, Sophie Ernst, Ian Fordyce, Sylvan Gamage, Sydney Gilbert, Abi Hammond, McKenzie Hilt, Tanner Hilt, Emma Jordan, Kate Kemper, Kate Knauer, Elaine Landry, Shannon Mackridge, Cora Maple Lindell, Sam Maltese, Bella Merrill, Tatyana Munoz, Natalie Owre, Galadria Scattoloni, Alexys Schaeffer, Ellie Silverio, Melissa Tracy-Torres, Robyn Walker-Spencer, Olivia Waterman, Brad Watts, Nick Watts, Emma Wilton, Nigel Wilton and Tristan Woodruff.

With student producers Ellie Silverio and Gabby Englander; two students in the pit orchestra (Myles Kelley and Hannah Nolan); plus countless students currently busy behind the scenes creating sets, planning lighting, costumes, make-up and sound, this year’s musical is on target to reach … “‘The Heights.”

Advance tickets are $12 reserved; and $10, $6 students and senior citizens, general admission. They will be $15/$12/$8 at the door. To order tickets, visit stromtickets.com. For more information, email stromtickets@gmail.com or call 236-7800, ext. 3282.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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