Arielle Jacobs, Perry Young to Lead IN THE HEIGHTS at Westchester Broadway Theatre- Full Cast Announced!

Published: Monday, February 4, 2013 7:00 am By: BWW News Desk Source:

Opening on February 7th at the Westchester Broadway Theatre in Elmsford, the  2008 Tony Award winning musical In the Heights takes a local stage for the first  time. Directed by Westchester's own John Fanelli and presented by his Standing  Ovation Studios, the production features a blend of talent and crew from  Broadway and the national tour with regional performers.

Arielle Jacobs  returns to the role of Nina after starring in the national tour and on Broadway  where she followed Jordan Sparks through  the close of the show. Perry Young will star as  Usnavi, Christina  Aranda as Abuela Claudia, Dancer Michael  Fielder, also from the tour and Broadway cast, comes to Westchester  performing under the direction of tour choreographer Morgan Marcell, and  assistant/dance captain, Antoine "Magic" Raimone. The show features the original  Broadway choreography by Andy  Blankenbuehler for which he won the Tony. Regional talents include FaTye of  Dobbs Ferry in the role of Benny, Joey Sanzaro of Pleasantville as Piragua, and Shelton Becton,  vocal coach based in Pomona and musical director on numerous Broadway  productions.

The Cast features Ryan Alvarado, Christina  Aranda, Devon Buchanan, Sarita Colon, FaTye, Michael  Fielder, Greer  Gisy, Lauren Guerra, Alannah Halliday, Arielle  Jacobs, Gizel  Jimenez, Greg Laucella, Nina V. Negron, Benjamin  Perez, Antuan  Raimone, Joey Sanzaro, Nicole  Paloma Sarro, Gabriella Sorrentino, Ariana  Valdes, Voltaire Wade-Greene, Timothy Wilson and Perry  Young.

Directed by John Fanelli, Musical Direction is by Shelton  Becton, Morgan Marcell is the Choreographer, Victor  Lukas will be the PSM.