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Third Time’s a Charm

In the Heights > Special Features Nicole Paloma Sarro: Third Time’s a Charm Since graduating from The American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) in Los Angeles just two years ago, Nicole Paloma Sarro has made a career of IN THE HEIGHTS, first going on the road for a year with the second national tour, and […]

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Getting in the Groove

Robert Hoveland: Getting in the Groove A native of Plano, Texas, Robert Hoveland started playing trombone when he was 11 years old. It all started when, “they handed me a trombone at the sixth grade instrument fair and said, ‘Here, you’d be good at this,’” and he’s been playing ever since. He holds a bachelor’s […]

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Inspired Every Day

Jared Dixon: Inspired Every Day Tell us a little bit about yourself and your family. Where did you grow up? I was born, and raised for the most part, in New York City. My mother and I lived in different parts of Queens. I also claim Chicago as my second home, since I spent most […]

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Pacienca y Fe

Carolyn Saxon: Pacienca y Fe Tell us about Abuela Claudia, the character you play in IN THE HEIGHTS. Who is she? Abuela is the wonderful, warm and loving matriarch of the tight-knit Latino community at the center of the show. She doesn’t have children of her own but she practically raised Usnavi (the lead and […]

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Community Organizing

Community Organizing Putting together a new musical means handling a lot of moving parts: the story, the script, the music, the lyrics, and the performances are each enough on their own to keep even the hardest-working artists busy full-time. So what happens when you’re in charge of all five simultaneously? This was the question faced […]

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Building the Heights

In the Heights > Special Features Jenna McFarland Lord: Building the Heights Jenna McFarland Lord designed scenery for SpeakEasy Stage’s productions of Moonlight Room, Theatre District, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Great American Trailer Park Musical, and The Drowsy Chaperone. Her work in Boston includes sets for the Actor’s Shakespeare Project, Stoneham Theatre, and Gloucester […]

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The Right Place at the Right Time

Diego Klock-Perez: The Right Place at the Right Time What was your first time on stage? My public debut, for people other than my family, that is, was as a gambling gangster in Guys & Dolls in the fifth grade at South Miami Magnet School For the Arts. When did you know you wanted to […]

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Lin-Manuel Miranda

Composer & Lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda   A Tony winner at the age of 28 for his musical In the Heights, Lin-Manuel Miranda grew up in northern Manhattan just across Dyckman Street from Washington Heights, the neighborhood celebrated in the show. Miranda still lives in Inwood where he called us from a sidewalk café a few […]

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“We Can Make It Through Anything”

Santina Umbach: “We Can Make it Through Anything” How does it feel to be back at SpeakEasy for In the Heights? SpeakEasy is my home and it will always have a special place in my heart. There is no other company in the world like this one. I owe it and its people so very […]

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