New Production Reaches 'The Heights' of Westchester Broadway Theatre

Published: Monday, February 25, 2013 7:00 am By: Colette Connolly Source: Examiner News
Jimenez), who works in Daniela’s salon and is coming to grips with her mother’s alcoholism.

Other cast members, such as Sonny (Greg Laurella) and Pinagua Guy (played by Pleasantville native Joey Sanzaro), provide welcome comedic support.

Numbers like “96,000″ display the cast’s collective talent, including the ensemble who maintain a lively stage presence as they either dance or walk to Miranda’s lively rap and Latin beats. A shout out must also go to choreographer Morgan Marcel who consulted with Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler to recreate the original dance moves from the show.

While the lyrics are difficult at times to decipher due to the highly amped music in a fairly small performance space, “In the Heights” is a thoroughly enjoyable show with an immensely talented cast. Set designer Steve Loftus deserves credit for adequately capturing a neighborhood in transition, complete with bodega, graffiti, old buildings, the George Washington Bridge and all.

“In the Heights” is playing at Westchester Broadway Theatre through March 17. For tickets, call 914-592-2222 or visit www.broadwaytheatre.com.