In the Heights

"In the Heights" promo poster overlayed over the Golden West Bridge

In the Heights is a two-act musical written by Quiara Alegría Hudes and composed by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Many of the named roles should be performed by Latine actors but the ensemble and a few of the named roles are open to any races, ethnicities, and gender identities.

Synopsis: Over the course of In the Heights, we encounter the many residents of Washington Heights – a New York City neighborhood on the brink of change. Usnavi, a first generation Dominican-American corner bodega owner, and his friends and family are dealing with the pressures of rising rents and closing neighborhood businesses. As one family struggles to figure out how to pay for an Ivy League tuition for their brilliant and hard-working daughter, a young woman is trying to put a down payment on a new apartment, and Usnavi himself is trying to get back to the Dominican Republic to reconnect with his roots after the death of his parents. In Washington Heights, community is everything, and we see how each of these individuals struggles to survive and how these same individuals come together as a community to mourn their losses and rejoice in their triumphs. Over the course of the show, we see the hard-working residents of Washington Heights grapple with love and lust, identity and racism, all while the prospect of a winning lottery ticket hangs in the air, potentially changing the livelihoods of the people and the community forever. In the Heights combines Latin rhythms and dance with hip-hop lyrics to tell a captivating story about what it means to chase your dreams as you cling to your roots and celebrate the community from which you grew.

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Performance Dates & Times

December 1, 2022 - 6:00pm

December 1, 2022 - 9:00pm

December 3, 2022 - 12:00pm

December 3, 2022 - 4:00pm

December 3, 2022 - 9:00pm


Lighten Theater

Venue Accessibility: 
Lobby is accessible via building entrance by the north Sachem Street gate. Upper lobby and balcony seating is located on the ground level. Lower lobby and stage level seating is accessible via an elevator. Facilities are located on both levels.

Patron Information

This performance is open to asymptomatic patrons with an up-to-date COVID-19 vaccination. Patrons should carry vaccination documentation and be prepared to show it if asked.

Yale-approved masks  are required for all audience members.


Ivana Ramirez
Isabella Walther-Meade
Abuela Claudia
Emma Ventresca
Josiah Pineda
Graffiti Pete
Maddy Megal
Club Dancer
Michaell Santos
Reed 1
Yana Tucker
Reed 1
Federico Lora
Reed 2
Jordan Sahly
Reed 2
Trumpet 1
Ethan Olim
Trumpet 2
Risha Chakraborty
Trombone 1
Yuki Mori
Trombone 2
Keyboard 1
Jairus Rhoades
Keyboard 2
Nadine Tong
Electric Bass
Drum Kit
Evan Daneker
Percussion 1
Percussion 2
Kalisa Vasquez-Minas

Production Team

Montserrat Rodriguez
Stage Manager
Stage Manager
Orchestra Director
Dylan Carlson
Violet Clune
Set Designer
Naima Blanco-Norberg
Sound Designer
Sound Designer
Lighting Designer
Lighting Team
Sachi Sharp
Sound Engineer
Makeup Artist
Makeup Artist
Norbu Dorji
Makeup Artist
Makeup Artist
Hanan Yousuf
Sound Engineer
Sound Team
Sound Team
Danilo Rosich