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In The Heights-Kansas City, KS - Casting ID # 1582223
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Kansas City, KS Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 10-10-18
Audition Date 01-05-19 Submission deadline 01-04-19
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
Set around Fourth of July in the primarily Hispanic neighborhood of Washington Heights in New York City, "In the Heights" tells the universal stories of three generations living in this vibrant community. Their neighborhood is on the brink of change, and the characters sing about their hopes and struggles. These songs tell audiences about the dreams of first-generation college student Nina Rosario; Abuela Claudia, who left her home country of Cuba as a child; Usnavi de la Vega and Daniela, who fight to keep their small businesses open as the neighborhood faces gentrification; and many others. Each character negotiates which traditions are important for them to keep and which ones they should leave behind.

Role # 1 Usnavi De La Vega
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Owner of De La Vega’s Bodega, his parents emigrated from the Dominican Republic and have since passed away. He lives with Abuela Claudia. In love with Vanessa, but comically has no game and is shy. Charismatic, winning and friendly with a generous heart. He is the mayor of the streets, the eyes and ears of his Washington Heights neighborhood.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 2 Nina Rosario
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Nina is the first one in her family to attend college—at Stanford University. The beloved and only daughter of Kevin and Camila Rosario, working-class parents who run the car service, love interest of Benny, and best friends with Vanessa. An overachiever. With dogged determination, she registered the entire neighborhood to vote. She’s the role model, straight-A student but going through tough times.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 3 Kevin Rosario
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Co-owner of Rosario Car and Limousine, husband to Camila and father to Nina. Born and raised in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, he moved to New York City and began work as a mechanic before building up to buying his own business. Charismatic and proud, this self-made alpha male is also stubborn and hot tempered, but always wants the best for his family.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 4 Camila Rosario
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Co-owner of Rosario Car and Limousine with her husband Kevin. Also from Arecibo, Puerto Rico, she fell in love with Kevin at 19 and moved with him to New York City. Strong, fiery yet pragmatic woman with a deep love for her family.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 5 Benny
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Driver for Rosario Car and Limousine, where he has worked since he was a teenager. Ambitious and optimistic, he aims to have his own business one day. Handsome, flirtatious, charming man who crushes on Nina.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 6 Vanessa
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Woman who works at Daniela’s Salon. Latina. Sexy, confident, vivacious, and charismatic, with strong dreams of leaving the Heights, away from her alcoholic mother. With traffic-stopping good looks, she knows how to use them except with the shy Usnavi.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 7 Sonny
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Puerto Rican, and Usnavi’s cousin, Sonny works for Usnavi at the bodega. Loud mouthed, though endearing with his naïvete and youth. Smart young man but also a smartass, Sonny genuinely loves the barrio.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 8 Abuela Claudia
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Abuela Claudia raised Usnavi after his parents passed away, and he continues to live with him. She emigrated from Cuba when she was very young. Abuela Claudia has been in the Heights the longest and is the veritable matriarch to all, always caring, feeding everyone in the neighborhood. She has had a difficult immigrant life with the stress of years of low-paying jobs and struggles with the language; it shows in her physically. Proficiency with Spanish.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 9 Daniela
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Puerto Rican. Quick witted, brassy and outspoken, she is the no-nonsense successful owner of Daniela’s Salon. Gossip queen of the neighborhood. Confident and strong, she is a big sister figure to Vanessa and Carla.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 10 Carla
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A hairdresser at Daniela’s Salon. She is Dominican, Cuban, Chilean and Puerto Rican but born and raised in Queens. Funny, perhaps unintentionally, and not the brightest bulb in the room, she has a sunny disposition all the same.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 11 Graffiti Pete
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Graffiti artist, talented though undiscovered artist, always dancing with boom box in tow. Grew up in the Heights, buddies with Sonny, harmless but rough around the edges. Must be an extremely strong dancer. Acrobatics a plus.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 12 Piragua Guy
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Carribeño, he diligently sells piraguas (flavored ice shavings) in the Heights to earn a living. He represents a rhythm of the islands in the big city. Bright, soaring tenor. Proficiency with Spanish.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 13 Ensemble #1
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Latinx. Extremely exceptional dancers, solid singers, must be excellent creative movers and dancers with the attitude, charisma, and swagger of the Heights. Proficiency with Spanish helpful.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 14 Ensemble #2
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Latinx. Extremely exceptional dancers, solid singers, must be excellent creative movers and storytellers with the attitude, charisma, and swagger of the Heights. Proficiency with Spanish helpful.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 15 Ensemble #3
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Extremely exceptional dancer, with some experience in acrobatics and/or breakdancing. Creative mover and storyteller with the attitude, charisma, and swagger of the Heights.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -