IN THE HEIGHTS, South Orange Performing Arts Center, 03/12/2022

by Patricia Bradford

Theater: South Orange Performing Arts Center
Theater Website:
Theater Phone: (973) 313-2787

Start date of auditions: 03/12/2022

Calendar Information for Auditions – Saturday, March 12, 2022 at 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Location – South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange, NJ 07079

Light Opera of New Jersey continues its 26th Season of operetta and musical theatre with a production of Tony award-winning In the Heights. Based on a book by Quiara Alegria Hudes, conceived by, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Jeffrey Fiorello directs the production with musical direction by Gonzalo Valencia and choreography by Megan Fulmer.

In the Heights centers on a variety of characters living in the neighborhood of Washington Heights, on the northern tip of Manhattan. At the center of the show is Usnavi, a bodega owner who looks after the aging Cuban woman next door, pines for the gorgeous girl working in the neighboring beauty salon and dreams of winning the lottery and escaping to the shores of his native Dominican Republic. Meanwhile, Nina, a childhood friend of Usnavi’s, has returned to the neighborhood from her first year at college with surprising news for her parents, who have spent their life savings on building a better life for their daughter. Ultimately, Usnavi and the residents of the close-knit neighborhood get a dose of what it means to be home.

The score features hip-hop, salsa, merengue and soul music.

Auditions are open to PRE-REGISTERED actors only. Registration must be done online, in advance of audition dates. Be prepared to upload your headshot and resume. For those who cannot or, because of COVID, prefer not to audition live, we will also accept links to videos of one or more of your performances. Auditions, either live or on video, will be by REGISTRATION ONLY through our online registration form. The deadline to register is March 10, 2022. Be prepared to sing 13-36 bars of your musical selection. An accompanist will be provided.

Those previously cast for roles in our canceled production in 2020/2021 and who are still interested in performing should also register. They need not attend the March 12 audition; rather they will automatically advance to the Callback round to be held on March 19.

To register go to:

Call Backs (by invitation only) will take place on Saturday, March 19, 2022 at 10 am.

Performances will be on July 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, and 24, 2022, at the South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange, NJ.

For Additional Information about Audition Requirements and Roles go to:

Light Opera of New Jersey, POB 402, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

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