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Performing Arts Audition Notice:
Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Book by Quiara Alegría Hudes
Created by Lin-Manuel Miranda
To be presented May 3-6, 2018 in the McCallum Theater with the full Broadway orchestrations.
The Director is Shafik Wahhab, with Musical Director Scott T. Smith, and Choreographer Jacqueline LeBlanc.
Audition dates:
Primary:   Tuesday December 5, 2017, 6 to 10 p.m.
                Wednesday December 6, 2017, 6 to 10.p.m.
Callbacks: Saturday December 9, 2017, 1 to 8 p.m.
The primary evening audition slots (5 minute increments) will be by reservation from 6 to 9 p m., 9 to 10 p.m. will be a dance call for everyone.  Email your preferred time slot request (i.e: 6:20 p.m.) to:

Smith will respond to your email either with a confirmation, or with alternate slots if your preferred time is already taken. Plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before your assigned slot to fill out paperwork. Bring a bio and headshot to submit.
Please provide legible and clearly marked sheet music for a stylistically appropriate musical theater song, 32 bars maximum. Songs from the show are fine. No karaoke, an accompanist will be provided.
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In The Heights character vocal range / high note
USNAVI DE LA VEGA Tenor/Bari G4, owner of De La Vega Bodega, Latino
NINA ROSARIO Mezzo, Strong Belt F5, a freshman at Stanford University, Latina
KEVIN ROSARIO Bari-Tenor E4, Nina’s father, owner of Rosario’s Car Service, Latino
CAMILA ROSARIO Alto G3-B4, Nina’s mother, co-owner of Rosario’s, Latina
BENNY Tenor Ab4, employee of Rosario’s, African-American / non-Latin
VANESSA Mezzo, Strong Belt E5, works at the salon, Latina
SONNY Tenor Bb4; Usnavi’s cousin, Latino
ABUELA CLAUDIA Alto, Belt F#3-C5, raised Usnavi, though not his blood grandmother, Latina
DANIELA Alto, Belt G3-C5, owner of Daniela’s Salon, Latina
CARLA Alto A3-Db5; works at the salon, Latina
GRAFFITI PETE Bari-Tenor G4, an artist
PIRAGÜERO (PIRAGUA GUY) Tenor A4, scrapes piraguas from his block of ice, Latino
MIXED ENSEMBLE,  Vocal and dance/movement skills


College of the Desert is a California Community College and, as a condition of participation, each cast/crew member must be enrolled for credit in a production-related course. The credit course assigned to the IN THE HEIGHTS cast is MUS-085-1937 (Musical Theatre Production) – 2 units. The credit course assigned to the Spring 2018 production crews is TA-031-2079 (Tech Production) – 2 units.  Fees Apply.