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M E S S AG E F R O M T H E P R E S I D E N T Greetings! Welcome to The Milwaukee Theatre, and to In The Heights, the closing presentation in our 2011-12 season of great Broadway shows. In The Heights, which won the 2008 Tony® Award “Best Musical,” is a heartwarming tale of family, community, chasing dreams and finding one’s true self. The show is set in Manhattan’s Washington Heights neighborhood, but it could be any city, including Milwaukee, where the sense of a self-contained “urban village” within the city rings true in one neighborhood after another. In The Heights also won Tony® Awards for its music, lyrics and choreography; dance fans – including followers of the many dance competitions on TV – will be especially impressed. It is a terrific show all around, and I am confident you will enjoy it! I would like to tell you now about our upcoming 2012-13 season, but at this time we are reviewing our overall season strategy, at the same time that negotiations are underway for some shows we do hope to bring to the Milwaukee Theatre. I can tell you that our prospects include some very special presentations we can hardly wait to unveil! For now, however, I have to exercise patience, and at the same time, ask for a bit of yours. Of course we will certainly want to reward loyal patrons with advance notices, “presale” opportunities, early-bird specials and other exclusive offers, so be sure to “Sign up for event updates” at www.milwauketheatre.org, or continue taking advantage of the emails you already get from us. In the shorter term, we do have many exciting upcoming events, starting with roller derby action next door in the U.S. Cellular Arena, at the Brewcity Bruisers 2012 Championship Bout, this weekend on Saturday, May 5, and the 2012 Midwest Brewhaha Regional Tournament, June 2-3. The Arena will then host old-school hip-hop pioneers New Edition the following weekend, on June 8. At the same time, the Frontier Airlines Center again welcomes the annual Bead & Button Show, June 3-10. It is the largest bead and jewelry event of its kind in the world, drawing thousands of enthusiasts and suppliers from every corner of the globe. The next weekend, June 15-17, the Frontier Airlines Center will be packed with family fun as Lego® Kids Fest comes to Milwaukee for the first time ever. Finally, we are privileged to host, for the fourth time, Barry Manilow, one of the greatest musical legends of our era, in the Milwaukee Theatre on August 4. More information about all of these events can be found at www.wcd.org. Thank you for joining us for this show! We hope you will have a wonderful experience, and invite you to tell your family and friends about our shows and the Milwaukee Theatre; we hope you will return for many more events in the future! Sincerely,

Richard A. Geyer, President & CEO Wisconsin Center District The Milwaukee Theatre Historic Elegance, World Class Performances In The Heights 1


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Work Light Productions Executive Producer, Stephen Gabriel presents

Music and Lyrics by

Book by

Lin-Manuel Miranda

Quiara Alegría Hudes Conceived by

Lin-Manuel Miranda with

CHRISTINA ARANDA KATHERINE BRADY  KYLE CARTER VIRGINIA CAVALIERE   TAUREN HAGANS  RODDY KENNEDY   PRESILAH NUñEZ BENJAMIN PEREZ CELINA CLARICH POLANCO  ROBERT RAMIREZ  PERRY YOUNG and

CARLEIGH BETTIOL   CHLOë CAMPBELL   Carlos Gonzalez   GABRIEL GONZALEZ   SASHA HOLLINGER  Nathaly lopez    JEFFREY NUñEZ    KYLE TAYLOR PARKER    DOMINIC CARLOS PIERSON NICOLE Paloma CLINE  GREER GISY   Armando Yearwood Jr.

Set Design

Costume Design

Anna Louizos

Arrangements & Orchestrations

Alex Lacamoire & Bill Sherman

Lighting Design

Paul Tazewell

Casting

Joy Dewing, c.s.a. Clemmons/DewingCasting

Howell Binkley Music director

KURT CROWLEY

Sound Design

Acme Sound Partners

COMPANY MANAGER

Tour Press & Marketing

NATALIE FLEMING

Production SUPERVISOR

ALLIED LIVE

COMPANY SUPERVISOR

RHYS WILLIAMS MICHAEL T. CLARKSTON TECHNICAL THEATER SOLUTIONS

PRODUCER

NANCY GABRIEL

Music SUPERVISION by

Alex Lacamoire ORIGINAL Choreography

Andy Blankenbuehler ORIGINAL Direction

Thomas Kail RECREATED by RESIDENT DIRECTOR/CHOREOGRAPHER

MICHAEL BALDERRAMA EXCLUSIVE TOUR DIRECTION by

THE BOOKING GROUP www.thebookinggroup.com

Development of In The Heights was supported by the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center during a residency at the Music Theater Conference of 2005. Initially developed by Back House Productions. intheheightsONTOUR.com

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CAST

(in order of appearance) Graffiti Pete.................................................................................. RODDY KENNEDY Usnavi................................................................................................ PERRY YOUNG Piragua Guy............................................................................GABRIEL GONZALEZ Abuela Claudia........................................................................ CHRISTINA ARANDA Carla..........................................................................................KATHERINE BRADY Daniela .........................................................................................TAUREN HAGANS Kevin ............................................................................................ BENJAMIN PEREZ Camila....................................................................... CELINA CLARICH POLANCO Sonny...........................................................................................ROBERT RAMIREZ Benny ................................................................................................. KYLE CARTER Vanessa.........................................................................................PRESILAH NUÑEZ Nina.......................................................................................VIRGINIA CAVALIERE Ensemble......CARLEIGH BETTIOL, CHLOË CAMPBELL, CARLOS GONZALEZ, GABRIEL GONZALEZ, SASHA HOLLINGER, NATHALY LOPEZ, JEFFREY NUÑEZ, KYLE TAYLOR PARKER, DOMINIC CARLOS PIERSON

SWINGS NICOLE PALOMA CLINE, GREER GISY, ARMANDO YEARWOOD JR.

UNDERSTUDIES

Understudies never substitute for a listed player unless a specific announcement is made at the time of the performance.

For Usnavi—JEFFREY NUÑEZ, ROBERT RAMIREZ; for Abuela Claudia—NICOLE PALOMA CLINE, TAUREN HAGANS; for Nina—CARLEIGH BETTIOL, KATHERINE BRADY; for Benny—KYLE TAYLOR PARKER, DOMINIC CARLOS PIERSON; for Camila—NICOLE PALOMA CLINE, TAUREN HAGANS; for Kevin—GABRIEL GONZALEZ, JEFFREY NUÑEZ; for Vanessa—CARLEIGH BETTIOL, CHLOË CAMPBELL, KATHERINE BRADY; for Daniela—NICOLE PALOMA CLINE, NATHALY LOPEZ; for Carla—CARLEIGH BETTIOL, CHLOË CAMPBELL, GREER GISY, NATHALY LOPEZ; for Sonny—RODDY KENNEDY, JEFFREY NUÑEZ; for Graffiti Pete— DOMINIC CARLOS PIERSON, ARMANDO YEARWOOD JR.; for Piragua Guy—RODDY KENNEDY, JEFFREY NUÑEZ

DANCE CAPTAINS

GREER GISY, RODDY KENNEDY

The use of any recording device, either audio or video, and the taking of photographs, either with or without flash, is strictly prohibited.

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MUSICAL NUMBERS ACT I “In The Heights”...................................................................................... Usnavi, Company “Breathe”...................................................................................................... Nina, Company “Benny’s Dispatch”.......................................................................................... Benny, Nina “It Won’t Be Long Now”.............................................................. Vanessa, Usnavi, Sonny “Inutil” ......................................................................................................................... Kevin “No Me Diga”.......................................................................Daniela, Carla, Vanessa, Nina “96,000”..................................Usnavi, Benny, Sonny, Vanessa, Daniela, Carla, Company “Paciencia y Fe” (“Patience and Faith”)................................... Abuela Claudia, Company “When You’re Home”.................................................................... Nina, Benny, Company “Piragua”........................................................................................................... Piragua Guy “Siempre” (“Always”)............................................................................................... Camila “The Club/Fireworks”............................................................................................ Company

ACT II “Sunrise”.......................................................................................... Nina, Benny, Company “Hundreds of Stories”.....................................................................Abuela Claudia, Usnavi “Enough”.................................................................................................................... Camila “Carnaval del Barrio”.............................................................................. Daniela, Company “Atencion”.................................................................................................................... Kevin “Alabanza”..................................................................................... Usnavi, Nina, Company “Everything I Know”..................................................................................................... Nina “No Me Diga (Reprise)”.................................................................Daniela, Carla, Vanessa “Piragua (Reprise)”........................................................................................... Piragua Guy “Champagne”..............................................................................................Vanessa, Usnavi “When the Sun Goes Down” ........................................................................... Nina, Benny “Finale”..................................................................................................... Usnavi, Company THERE WILL BE ONE 15-MINUTE INTERMISSION. In The Heights Band Conductor—Kurt Crowley Associate Conductor—Kat Sherrell Marcus Graf—Trumpet Giancarlo de Trizio—Drums Jim Geddes—Reeds Alexandra Eckhardt—Bass Andrew Zelm—Trombone Kurt Crowley—Keyboard 1 Kat Sherrell—Keyboard 2

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Christina Aranda

Roddy Kennedy

Katherine Brady

Presilah Nuñez

Carleigh Bettiol

Kyle Carter

Benjamin Perez

Chloë Campbell

Nathaly Lopez

Nicole Paloma Cline

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Celina Clarich Polanco

Carlos Gonzalez

Jeffrey Nuñez

Virginia Cavaliere

Greer Gisy

Robert Ramirez

Gabriel Gonzalez

Kyle Taylor Parker

Tauren Hagans

Perry Young

Sasha Hollinger

Dominic Carlos Pierson

Armando Yearwood Jr.


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WHO’S WHO in the CAST CHRISTINA ARANDA ( Abuela Claudia). A Houston, Texas native! B.A. in Music – Vocal Performance, St. Mary’s University and proud graduate of AMDA in NYC. National Tour: Barrio Grrrl! Regional: Man of La Mancha, Songs for a New World. Thank you About Artists Agency! Love you Mom, Dad, Laura, and Shawn! Paciencia y Fe. www. ChristinaAranda.com. KATHERINE BRADY (Carla, u/s Nina, Vanessa). National tour debut, recent graduate of the University of California, Irvine (B.F.A., Musical Theater). Regional: Annie, Miss Saigon (Moonlight Amphitheater); Cats (MT West); Annie (Starlight CLO). She is blessed to be working with such tremendous talent and wonderful people. Thanks to family and friends for their constant support and love!!! KYLE CARTER (Benny) is blessed to be breathing and a part of this absolutely beautiful production. Credits: Debbie Allen Dance Academy’s The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker, Eavesdropper, Love Game. University of Notre Dame, B.A. Studio Art and Design, minor - Italian. While there, performed leads in Ragtime (Coalhouse Walker Jr.), Kiss Me, Kate (Fred Graham). www.kyle-r-carter.com. VIRGINIA CAVALIERE (Nina) is ecstatic to hit the road with In The Heights. Off Broadway: The Yellow Brick Road created the role of Dora. Street Lights (Regina Cruz) NYMF ‘09. Love & besitos to my family, friends, BlocNYC, & the entire creative/production team. Dreaming is believing. Follow me @vacavaliere! TAUREN HAGANS (Daniela; u/s Claudia, Camila). New York City credits include: The Drowsy Chaperone (Trix)-NY Innovative Theatre Award, Outstanding Ensemble, Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party (Madelaine True), Urinetown (Soupy Sue), The Human Comedy (Rosa Sandoval), Side Show (Bearded Lady). Other favorite credits include Annie (Miss Hannigan), South Pacific (Bloody Mary), Titanic (Alice Beane). www.taurenhagans.com. RODDY KENNEDY (Graffiti Pete, u/s Sonny, Piragua Guy, Co-Dance Captain, Fight Captain). Honored to be part of this story after seeing the show and falling in love with the community of his “hood” 10 The Milwaukee Theatre

living in Washington Heights. Grateful he has been able to do what he loves around the world. Alabanza! Thanks to family for their unconditional love and God for his grace. PRESILAH NUÑEZ (Vanessa). Having grown up in her grandparent’s bodega, Presilah considers it a direct blessing from God to be making her national debut in In The Heights. Recent credits include Fame (Mainland China) and Grease (Istanbul, Turkey). “Para mi grande familia Domincana and my honorary Dominican boyfriend, Mike-love you all.” BENJAMIN PEREZ (Kevin). From Hacienda Heights, CA. Studied Choral Music/Theater, Citrus College. Regional: Rooster (Annie), Magaldi (Evita), lead singer for Princess Cruises. Many thanks to Mr. Fichtner, Mr. Bollinger, Martin Hall, and all my incredible friends and relatives for their love and support. Dedicated to Mom, Priscilla, and especially my dear Papa, Moe. “Si, se puede!” CELINA CLARICH POLANCO (Camila). Spirits (York Theatre Co.), The Rose of Corazon (CATF), Moonchildren (CATCO). Special thanks to my amazing family in TX and my loco NYC family, love you mucho! This performance is dedicated to my mother, Cynthia. Thank you for everything I know. www.celinaclarichpolanco. info. ROBERT RAMIREZ (Sonny; u/s Usnavi) is a So Cal resident performing in regional theaters for the last five years. He is the resident Card Magician for the Make-A-Wish Foundation OC/IE. He thanks his mentor Doug Austin, his inspiration Allison, his strength Mom, and mostly his hero Dad! Para siempre Abuela Ramirez y Tony Cotter. PERRY YOUNG (Usnavi) is absolutely thrilled to be playing his dream role in this tour of In The Heights! Perry would like to thank his phenomenal parents, brother, Woody, and both of his abuelitas for all of their constant love and support. Without them, this dream would have not been possible. www.PerryYoungOnline.com. CARLEIGH BETTIOL (Ensemble, u/s Carla, Vanessa, Nina) is thrilled to be part of the Heights family! National Tours: A Chorus Line (Cassie); Disney’s Beauty


WHO’S WHO in the CAST and the Beast (Townsperson/Enchanted Object); Virtuosity! (Singer/Dancer Soloist). Regional: A Chorus Line (Diana/Dance Captain); 42nd Street (Peggy Sawyer); Footloose (Ariel Moore). Thanks to family and friends for their support, love and encouragement! www.CarleighBettiol.com. CHLOË CAMPBELL (Ensemble, u/s Vanessa, Carla). From London, England. London’s West End: Mary Poppins, On The Town, Desperately Seeking Susan (Original Cast), Shoes (Original Cast). First U.K. season of “So You Think You Can Dance,” top 12 finalist. So excited for her first U.S. tour. Huge love to her family, friends and God for this awesome adventure. CARLOS GONZALEZ (Ensemble) was born and raised in Cuba. He recently returned from the China tour of Zorro The Musical. Joining the family of In The Heights is a dream come true that wouldn’t have been possible without the love and support of his family. Este es para ti Mama Lila, LOS AMO!!! www. carlosegonzalez.com. GABRIEL GONZALEZ (Piragua Guy, u/s Kevin) began his career at the age of seven, in Mexican films. Recorded his first album at 8. Has performed with Stevie Wonder, Los Lonely Boys, Lalo Guerrero, Cubanismo, Aerosmith, Kid Rock, Taj Mahal, Run DMC, Los Lobos, Ziggy Marley. Awards: Latin Grammy Nomination, Cal Music Award. Thanks Stage 9. SASHA HOLLINGER (Ensemble). A graduate of George Mason University, magna cum laude, Sasha received her B.F.A. in Dance. There she performed the works of Paul Taylor, Twyla Tharp, Elisa Monte, David Parsons and more. She is an alumni of CultureShock, DC and previously toured with “Man in the Mirror”: a Michael Jackson tribute show. NATHALY LOPEZ (Ensemble, u/s Daniela, Carla). Super excited to join the Heights fam! Credits: Ain’t Misbehavin’, Passing Strange, It Ain’t Nothing But The Blues, Gypsy, The Life, Finian’s Rainbow and As You Like It. Love and thanks to God, Mom, Dad, Julio Agustin, family, and friends. B.A. Theatre: The City College of New York. JEFFREY NUÑEZ (Ensemble, u/s Sonny, Usnavi, Piragua Guy, Kevin) has a B.F.A. in musical theatre from Penn State. Recent stage

credits include NYMF’s The Tenth Floor (Cheche), ICAP’s IChoose (Carlos), PAC’s The Apple Tree (Ensemble) and a featured performer in the Broadway on Allen Concert Series. Jeffrey thanks his family, girlfriend and friends for all of their support and inspiration. KYLE TAYLOR PARKER (Ensemble, u/s Benny) is beyond thrilled to be a part of the Heights family!! Deemed one of “Broadway’s rising stars” by New York’s Town Hall, Kyle is a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. Theatre: Hair, Harlem, I Left My Heart..., Aida. He thanks God, family and friends for unlimited strength and support! DOMINIC CARLOS PIERSON (Ensemble, u/s Benny, Graffiti Pete) is a dancer and recording artist based in Los Angeles, CA. In 2009, he graduated from Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, VA with a B.F.A. in Dance. He has toured internationally performing in Tokyo, Japan in Johnny’s Entertainment Productions. He thanks his friends and family for their support. NICOLE PALOMA CLINE (Swing, u/s Daniela, Camila, Claudia) is thrilled to be joining the In The Heights family. Recent credits: Xanadu, The Rocky Horror Show, Side Show, The Pirates of Penzance, The Secret Garden. Thank you Copy, Tara, Daiva y mi familia. Love to JP. GREER GISY (Co-Dance Captain, Swing, u/s Carla). A Knoxville, Tennessee native, Greer originated roles in And the Curtain Rises and One Ride. Other credits: Step Up 3D, “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” New York Fashion Week’s Madame September, Madonna’s Material Girls launch, The Knocks, and L2. She is ecstatic to join ITH! Love to Mom, Dad, and Reagan. ARMANDO YEARWOOD JR. (Swing, u/s Graffiti Pete) is a singer, dancer, actor who is excited to be a part of In The Heights. Theatre credits include Twist: An American Musical directed by Debbie Allen, Suessical: The Musical, and West Side Story. You can also see Armando in various music videos for artists like Chiddy Bang, David Guetta, and Kelly Clarkson. LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA (Music and Lyrics; Original Concept) won the 2008 Tony Award for Best Original Score for In The Heights, a 2009 Grammy Award for its In The Heights 11


WHO’S WHO in the CAST Original Broadway Cast Album and was a Finalist for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Off-Broadway: In The Heights— nine Drama Desk nominations (including Best Music, Best Lyrics); Drama Desk Award (Outstanding Ensemble Performance); Lucille Lortel Award and Outer Critics Circle Award (Best Musical); Obie Award (Outstanding Music and Lyrics). Miranda received the 2007 ASCAP Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award. He has contributed new songs to the revival of Stephen Schwartz’s Working, collaborated with Arthur Laurents and Stephen Sondheim on Spanish translations for the 2009 Broadway revival of West Side Story and collaborated with Tom Kitt and Amanda Greene on Music and Lyrics for the upcoming National Tour of Bring It On: The Musical. TV/film: “Modern Family,” “House,” “Sesame Street,” “The Electric Company,” “The Sopranos,” and The Sex and the City Movie. Co-founding member of Freestyle Love Supreme, a hip-hop comedy group that tours comedy festivals worldwide. Love and gratitude to Vanessa, Luz, Luis, Lucecita y Mundi. He dedicates In The Heights to the memory of Abuela Eva. QUIARA ALEGRÍA HUDES (Book) has been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama two times: in 2007 for her play Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue and in 2009 for In The Heights, recipient of the Tony Award for Best Musical. Other plays include Water By the Spoonful, The Happiest Song Plays Last, 26 Miles, and a children’s musical Barrio Grrrl!, which opened at the Kennedy Center and toured nationally. Her picture book Welcome To My Neighborhood! is published by Scholastic, Inc. Honors include a Lucille Lortel Award, an Outer Critics Circle Award, a USA Fontanals Fellowship, and a resolution from Philadelphia’s City Council. She is a resident writer at New Dramatists, a Board Member at Philadelphia Young Playwrights, and a proud Philly native. She dedicates Heights to Abuela Yuya and Titi Ginny, wherever those two great souls may be. THOMAS KAIL (Original Director) was nominated for a Tony Award for his direction of In The Heights. Other B’way: Lombardi. Off B’way: In The Heights (Callaway Award, Drama Desk nom., Outer Critics nom.) New York City Center: The 12 The Milwaukee Theatre

Wiz. Lincoln Center Theater: Broke-ology and When I Come to Die. Williamstown: Broke-ology (World Premiere). Co-creator and director of the hip-hop improv group Freestyle Love Supreme. Artistic director and co-founder of Back House Productions. Co-Music director and a consulting producer of the PBS show “The Electric Company.” Recipient of the Martin E. Segal Award from Lincoln Center. Graduate of Wesleyan University, CT. ANDY BLANKENBUEHLER (Original Choreo­grapher) won the 2008 Tony Award for his choreography for In The Heights (also Lortel, Calloway, Outer Critics and Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding Choreography). Other Broadway credits include 9 to 5 (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics, Astaire nominations), The People In The Picture, and the revival of The Apple Tree. He choreographed the City Center revival of The Wiz, Desperately Seeking Susan (West End), and the world premiere of Bring It On at the Alliance Theatre. He has staged concert work for both Elton John and Bette Midler and has appeared as a guest choreographer on So You Think You Can Dance. As a performer, Mr. Blankenbuehler has danced on Broadway in Fosse, Contact, Man of La Mancha, Saturday Night Fever, Steel Pier, Big and Guys and Dolls. Future projects include next season’s Broadway revival of Annie and a new adaptation of Peter Pan. He sends boundless love to his wife Elly and children Luca and Sofia. ALEX LACAMOIRE (Music Supervisor, Arranger, Orchestrator) Alex won a Tony and a Grammy as the music supervisor, coorchestrator and cast album producer of In The Heights (Broadway, National Tour). In 2005, he served as the Music Director of Wicked on Broadway, for which he also contributed Music Arrangements. For 9 To 5 (Broadway, National Tour), Alex wrote dance arrangements and co-orchestrations (Drama Desk nomination), and produced on the cast album (Grammy nomination). Other credits as music director, arranger and orchestrator: High Fidelity, The People In The Picture, Bat Boy: The Musical (Off-Broadway), the 2001 National Tour of Godspell and The Wiz (City Center Encores!). Upcoming projects include Bring It On, which will tour the U.S. starting in November. Para toda mi familia, aquí y allá.


WHO’S WHO in the CAST KURT CROWLEY (Musical Director). NYC credits include the new musicals Next Thing You Know and Dani Girl; regionally, work at American Repertory Theater, Portland Center Stage and Oregon Ballet. He has studied N. Indian devotional music, and is composer of the new musical Alienated. Thanks to Alex, my family and friends for their support. ANNA LOUIZOS (Set Designer) received Tony nominations for In The Heights (2008) and High Fidelity (2007). Other Broadway designs: Avenue Q (also London, Las Vegas, Nat. Tour); Baby It’s You; Curtains; Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (also U.K. and multiple U.S. cities); All About Me; To Be Or Not To Be; Steel Magnolias; Golda’s Balcony (also Nat. Tour); Off-Broadway: World premiers of Altar Boyz; Jonathan Larson’s tick, tick… BOOM!; The Castle; In Transit; Vanities, the Musical; Olive and the Bitter Herbs; It Shoulda Been You. Regional: Disney’s Aladdin (5th Avenue Theatre); Rita Moreno, Life Without Makeup; Arsenic and Old Lace; Sarah Plain and Tall; Minsky’s. Art Direction Film/TV: “Sex and the City” (HBO). Feature Film: The Secret Lives of Dentists. Attended Mills College and has a Masters degree from NYU in Scenic Design. PAUL TAZEWELL (Costume Designer). Broadway: Lombardi; Memphis (Tony nom); Guys and Dolls; In The Heights (Tony nom.); The Color Purple (Tony nom.); Hot Feet; Caroline, or Change; A Raisin in the Sun; Drowning Crow; Bring in ‘da Noise... (Tony nom.); Elaine Stritch at Liberty; On the Town; Fascinating Rhythm; Def Poetry Jam. OffBroadway: Ruined; In The Heights; McReele; Flesh and Blood; Fame; Boston Marriage; Harlem Song. Opera: Faust, The Met and English National Opera; Porgy and Bess, Washington Opera, Chicago Lyric, LA Opera, San Francisco Opera; Little Women, New York City Opera; Margaret Garner, Michigan Opera Theatre. Three Helen Hayes Awards, Lucille Lortel, Jefferson, Princess Grace and Irene Sharaff awards. HOWELL BINKLEY (Lighting Designer). Recent Broadway: How to Succeed with Daniel Radcliffe (2011 Tony nom.), Memphis, West Side Story (2009 Tony nom.), Gypsy starring Patti LuPone, In The Heights (2008 Tony nom.), Xanadu, LoveMusik, Jersey Boys, Avenue Q, The Full Monty, Parade, Kiss of the Spider Woman and

How to Succeed with Matthew Broderick. Extensive regional and dance include the design for over sixty pieces for Parsons Dance which he co-founded with David Parsons, The Joffrey Ballet’s Billboards and six musicals in rep for The Kennedy Center’s Sondheim Celebration. Five-time Helen Hayes Award recipient; 1993 Sir Laurence Olivier Award and Canadian Dora Award for Kiss of the Spider Woman; 2006 Henry Hewes Design Award, Outer Critics Circle Award and Tony Award for Jersey Boys. ACME SOUND PARTNERS (Sound Design). Over thirty Broadway shows since 2000 including: Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo (Tony Nomination), The Merchant of Venice, Lombardi, Fences (Tony Nomination), The Addams Family, Ragtime, Hair (Tony Nomination), In The Heights (Tony Nomination), Title of Show, Legally Blonde, A Chorus Line (2006), The Drowsy Chaperone, The Light in the Piazza, Monty Python’s Spamalot, Avenue Q, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and La Bohème. Acme is Tom Clark, Mark Menard, Nevin Steinberg and Sten Severson. BILL SHERMAN (Arranger/ Orchestrator) won the 2008 Tony Award for Best Orchestrations for In The Heights and the 2008 Grammy Award as the coproducer of the In The Heights Original Broadway Cast Album. He also won the 2011 Emmy for Outstanding Original Song-Children’s and Animation for Sesame Street’s “What I Am”. He was also nominated for a 2009 Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music for the music to AMC’s “Storymakers.” Bill is the Music Director for “Sesame Street” and “The Electric Company” on PBS. He is also a proud member of NY’s premier hip-hop, improv and comedy group, Freestyle Love Supreme that traveled to the Aspen, Edinburgh, Melbourne and Montreal comedy festivals. He is a graduate of Wesleyan University. MICHAEL BALDERRAMA (Resident Director/Choreographer). Choreography: “Sesame Street” (Jaunes, Bruno Mars, Sutton Foster), Starlight Theater (Chicago, Annie, Rent, Aida, Drowsy Chaperone, Hairspray, Phantom), Assoc. Director MSDT. Broadway: Saturday Night Fever (Cesar), Urban Cowboy, Movin Out, Hot Feet (Anthony), In The Heights (Usnavi, Graffiti Pete, Resident In The Heights 13


WHO’S WHO in the CAST Supervisor). Film/ TV: “Rock of Ages”, “Across the Universe,” “Academy Awards,” “The View,” “U.S. Open,” Michael Jackson’s “Ghosts”, “Macy’s Day Parade” (01’, 08’, 09’). Artists: Gloria Estefan, Vanessa Williams, Brian Adams, Mariah Carey. Silver Towers Productions produced Artist Marcus Paul James’ new CD “Meant to Be”. “Love Letter” & “We Stay” on iTunes now. Love to Mom, Dad, and Samantha. CLEMMONS/DEWING CASTING (Casting). Dave Clemmons, CSA, Joy Dewing, CSA, Alan Lane y Heather Hurst. Broadway/Giras: Rain: Un Tributo a Los Beatles, Wonderland, Driving Doña Daisy, Gatos, Fiddler en el Techo, Sur Pacifico, Mago de Oz; Off-Broadway: Los Voca People y El Sphinx Winx; Regional: Flat Rock Playhouse, el nuevo musical Grumpy Old Men. ALLIED LIVE (Tour Marketing/Publicity) is a full-service entertainment marketing and advertising agency representing numerous Broadway shows, national tours, performing arts institutions and experiential entertainment entities throughout North America. Current clients include: (Broadway/Tour) Billy Elliot, Hair, Mamma Mia!, Traces, West Side Story, STOMP, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Blue Man Group, Burn the Floor, Feld Entertainment, (Washington, D.C.) Washington National Opera, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Strathmore Performing Arts Center, (Los Angeles/West Coast) Los Angeles Philharmonic at Walt Disney Concert Hall and Hollywood Bowl, Center Theatre Group, Reprise Theatre Company, Music Center, Cirque du Soleil, Madame Tussauds Hollywood, Hollywood & Highland Center, Broadway By The Bay, Westfield Malls Century City, (Chicago) Million Dollar Quartet, Hubbard Street Dance, Lookingglass Theatre, www.alliedlive.com. RHYS WILLIAMS (Production Supervisor). is President of Technical Theater Solutions, LLC (TTS), based in Charleston, SC. TTS provides production supervision for a wide variety of clients including the annual Spoleto Festival USA, Mabou Mines, Disney Cruise Line, Inc., and Work Light Productions. Select associations include Avenue Q, Mamma Mia!, the upcoming American Idiot Tour, multiple Broadway productions for The National Actor’s Theater and the Obie-winning Peter 14 The Milwaukee Theatre

and Wendy. Please visit www.technicaltheatersolutions.com for more information. MICHAEL T. CLARKSTON (Company Supervisor) Bwy/Tour: Ave Q, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Hairspray, In The Heights, Jersey Boys, Million Dollar Quartet, The Lion King, Shrek The Musical, White Christmas. Regional: Elton John’s Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, West Side Story 50th Ann., Rent, Sunset Blvd., Miss Saigon. Film: “Dubai Int’l Film Awards,” “Babopbye Ya,” “The Diplomat,” “Freegan Love,” “Wilderness,” and numerous industrials. CHARLES LAPOINTE (Wig Designer) has designed wigs for more than 30 on and off-B’way shows. Current productions include Jersey Boys, Xanadu, The Color Purple and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. WORK LIGHT PRODUCTIONS (Producer) is dedicated to creating and producing live entertainment. Our critically acclaimed productions reach tens of thousands of concertgoers and theater lovers each year. In keeping with our mission to develop original work, WLP has launched four new musicals in the last three years and continues to seed new projects for the future. Work Light Productions has been honored to collaborate with world-class creative professionals whose artistry has inspired each and every production. STEPHEN GABRIEL (Producer) is founding partner and President of Work Light Productions. He is currently producing the national tours of Tony and Grammy Award winning musicals Green Day’s American Idiot and In The Heights. Other recent productions include Avenue Q and Julie Andrews– The Gift of Music with performances at The Hollywood Bowl and London’s O2 Arena. Steve also developed four new musicals for young audiences including The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley and James and the Giant Peach. He is a graduate of Manhattan School of Music, and a former booking agent with The Booking Group and Columbia Artists Management. Steve served on the board of International Performing Arts for Youth. NANCY GABRIEL (Producer) joined Work Light Productions in 2007, following nearly two decades at IMG Artists, where she worked as a booking agent, artist manager and finally Vice President & Director


WHO’S WHO in the CAST of the Dance Division. She was fortunate to manage such diverse and wonderful clients as Pilobolus, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, Twyla Tharp Dance, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, Soweto Gospel Choir and numerous others. At WLP she co-produced the 2009-10 and 2010-11 international tours of Avenue Q, the symphonic event, Julie Andrews–The Gift of Music, as well as several children’s theatrical tours. She is a proud to be producing the 2011-12 national tours of In The Heights and American Idiot. Nancy is a graduate of the Hartt School and New York University, has served on the Board of Directors of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters, and is the proud mother of Amanda, James and Lillian.

STAFF FOR IN THE HEIGHTS GENERAL MANAGEMENT Work Light Productions Stephen Gabriel Nancy Gabriel Seay

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PRODUCTION SUPERVISION Technical Theater Solutions Rhys Williams Mike East TOUR PRESS AND MARKETING Allied Live Laura Matalon Marya K. Peters   John Gilmour CASTING Clemmons/Dewing Casting Joy Dewing, C.S.A. Alan Lane Heather Hurst TOUR DIRECTION The Booking Group Meredith Blair, Mollie Mann, Brian Brooks and Rich Rundle www.thebookinggroup.com Company Manager...................... Natalie Fleming Company Supervisor............Michael T. Clarkston Production Supervisor....................Rhys Williams Technical Theater Solutions Wig Designer............................Charles LaPointe Associate Production Supervisor.......... Mike East Resident Director/Choreographer............ Michael Balderrama Associate Choreographer and Dance Supervisor ................... Morgan Marcell Assistant Choreographer.............. Antuan Raimone Assistant Latin Choreographer.........Luis Salgado Assistant Stage Manager................Cherie B. Tay Associate Scenic Designers........... Aimee Dombo, Hilary Noxon Associate Costume Designer............ Daryl Stone Assistant Costume Designer....... Audrey Nauman

Associate Lighting Designer............. Ryan O’Gara Assistant Lighting Designer................. Joe Doran Sound Designer........................... Sten Severson Associate Sound Designer.............David Thomas Moving Light Programmer.............. Chris Herman Production Electrician......... Heather Lentz Hunter Head Carpenter..................... John “5ive” McInnis Second Carpenter....................... Shelby Damron Head Electrician............................Dawn Kenseth Second Electrician...........................James Lees Properties............................... Andrew Crawford Head Audio.......................................Jeff Human Second Audio........................... Rachel O’Connor Wardrobe Supervisor........................... Kate Hart Dance Captains......... Greer Gisy, Roddy Kennedy Fight Captain...............................Roddy Kennedy Copyist............Emily Grishman Music Preparation Keyboard Programming.................. Randy Cohen Legal Counsel.............. Levine Plotkin Menin, LLP Loren Plotkin, Cris Criswell Accountant...................................... FK Partners Robert Fried Controller............Galbraith & Co/Tabitha Falcone Insurance........................D. R. Reiff & Associates Banking...................................... Signature Bank Thomas Kasulka, Margaret Monigan Payroll.................................................. Paychex Merchandise............ Creative Goods, Pete Milano Travel......................... Road Rebel/Claire McKee, Jennifer Barthell, Melinda Quiring Website/TV & Radio Spots............................ aka Scott A. Moore, Elizabeth Furze, Clint Bond, Jr., Julian Roca, Jennifer Sims, Jen Taylor Video/Photography...................... KeyLight Media Special Thanks Clemson University—Lillian Harder, Woody Moore, David Hartmann Credits Scenery constructed by Technical Theater Solutions; Lighting equipment from PRG Lighting; Sound Equipment from PRG Audio; Chain motors from Port City Equipment Rentals; Trucking by JANCO. Costumes built by Donna Langman Costumes, Tricorne, Inc., Paul Chang Custom Taylor; Millinery by Lynne Mackey Studio; Hosiery and Undergaments from Bra*Tenders. Performance rights to In The Heights are licensed by R&H Theatricals: www.rnhtheatricals.com

The Director and Choreographer are members of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, Inc., an independent national labor union. United Scenic Artists represents the designers and scenic painters for the American Theatre. The Road Crew are members of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees.

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Wisconsin Center District Board of Directors Franklyn M. Gimbel, Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown, Chairperson James C. Kaminski, Kaminski Consultants, Vice Chairperson Alderman Willie L. Hines, Jr., Milwaukee Common Council President, Secretary Martin Matson, City of Milwaukee Comptroller, Treasurer Joel Brennan, Discovery World Senator Alberta Darling, Wisconsin State Senate Kathy Ehley, Mayor, City of Wauwatosa Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, City of Milwaukee Chris Schoenherr, Wisconsin Deputy Secretary of Administration Stephen H. Marcus, The Marcus Corporation Representative Robin Vos, Wisconsin State Assembly Alderman Terry Witkowski, City of Milwaukee Richard A. Geyer, Wisconsin Center District President & CEO Wisconsin Center District 400 W. Wisconsin Avenue Milwaukee, WI 53203 414-908-6001 www.wcd.org The Wisconsin Center District (WCD) is a government body created in 1994 to fund, build and operate the Frontier Airlines Center, and own and operate pre-existing venues now called The Milwaukee Theatre and U.S. Cellular Arena. The WCD board is appointed and it is empowered to issue bonds and collect taxes within strict limits set by the State Legislature. WCD’s targeted sales taxes on hotel rooms, car rentals and tavern/restaurant food & beverage repay Frontier Airlines Center project bonds and fund marketing by Visit Milwaukee; WCD operations are funded by operating revenues. Tickets are sold at the Milwaukee Theatre Box Office and all Ticketmaster retail locations, by phone at 1-800-745-3000 or online at Ticketmaster.com. For Group Sales information call 414-908-6092 or email GroupSales@wcd.org. For information regarding advertising and sponsorship opportunities in WCD facilities, call Richard Freiberg, Director of Business Development, 414-908-6056 or rfreiber@wcd.org.

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