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Blue Saint Productions
in association with Hayes Theatre Co.

Over the course of the Tony award-winning musicalIn the Heights, we encounter the many colourful residents of Washington Heights -- a New York City neighbourhood on the brink of change.

Usnavi, a first generation Dominican-American corner bodega owner, and his friends and family are dealing with the pressures of rising rents and closing neighbourhood businesses. As one family struggles to figure out how to pay for an Ivy League tuition for their brilliant and hard working daughter, a young woman is trying to put a down payment on a new apartment, and Usnavi himself is trying to get back to the Dominican Republic to reconnect with his roots after the death of his parents.

In Washington Heights, community is everything, and we see how each of these individuals struggles to survive and how these same individuals come together as a community to mourn their losses and rejoice in their triumphs. Over the course of the show, we see the hard-working residents of Washington Heights grapple with love and lust, identity and racism, all while the prospect of a winning lottery ticket hangs in the air, potentially changing the livelihoods of the people and the community forever. This revolutionary new musical combines Latin rhythms and dance with hip-hop lyrics to tell a captivating story about what it means to chase your dreams as you cling to your roots, and to celebrate the community from which you grew.

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Creative Team


Creative Team


 

MEET THE TEAM

We are incredibly excited to have assembled this team together, some return from Violet, some return from Songs for a New World, and some are completely new recruits...

 
 

DIRECTOR

Luke Joslin

A graduate of University of Western Sydney and ACTT, Luke has forged a successful career in both musical and legitimate theatre, as well as being highly sought-after as a director.  He recently finished touring in The Play That Goes Wrong, prior to this he appeared in the new musical, Georgy Girl and the premiere production of the play Machu Picchu.  Luke was part of the 25th anniversary production of Les Misérables.  Additional musical theatre credits include: The Threepenny Opera, Annie,  Dr Zhivago , Avenue Q, Assassins, Dirty Dancing, Titanic: The Musical, Sunday in the Park with George, Karaoke: The Musical, Guys and Dolls.  Luke won both a Green Room and Helpmann Award for his performance as Nicky/Trekkie Monster in Avenue Q.  Directorial credits include Annie for Packemin Productions, Educating Rita for Seymour Centre, Thank You For Being a Friend Tour for Neil Gooding and Matt Henderson, Songs For a New World for Blue Saint Productions as well as being Stage Director for Giggle and Hoot National Live shows for the past 5 years for Live Nation and ABC. Luke’s next projects (as performer) will be Brigadoon for Production Company and Shrek for Packemin. Luke is delighted to be back with Blue Saint again to direct In The Heights.

 
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CHOREOGRAPHER

Amy Campbell

Amy Campbell is one of Australia’s most accomplished dance talents with career spanning all areas of the entertainment industry. Her extensive list of credits as one of the country’s top choreographers include the Australian Premiere of the critically acclaimed Violet, for which she won the Broadway World Australia award for her work, ATYP’s sell out season of Spring AwakeningSide Show and Hispanic Attack for the Hayes Theatre (for which she was also the co-creator), the original Australian work Guilty Pleasures for Blue Saint Productions, Wicked for Packemin Productions, Dance AcademyThe X Factor, ABC’s Giggle and Hoot and most recently Amy was assistant director on Sydney Symphony Orchestra’s Porgy and Bess. Her clients include ABC, Commonwealth Bank, the Sci-Fi Channel and Deutsche Bank. She was assistant to award winning choreographer Kelley Abbey on Miracle CityXanadu The Musical, Channel 10′s I Will Survive and Natalie Bassingthwaighte’s live performances and music video of All We Have.

Amy’s theatre credits include dance captain and role cover in the Australian tour of Dirty DancingFame The MusicalSaturday Night Fever, the world premiere of King Kong Live on Stage and principal dancer in Opera Australia’s Carmen. She has appeared in commercials for Sony, Vodafone, Coca Cola, Video Ezy, Sci-Fi Channel, Kmart and was an ambassador for Lorna Jane’s Active Living Campaign. Her other television credits include Everybody Dance Now, placing in the Top 3 on So You Think You Can Dance Australia Season 2, as well as appearing on The X Factor, The Nickelodeon Awards, TV Week Logie Awards, Australia’s Next Top ModelAustralia’s Got Talent and The Biggest Loser.

Amy has performed domestically and internationally, dancing alongside Kylie Minogue, Flo Rida, Redfoo, Tina Arena, Natalie Bassingthwaighte, Sam Sparro and Sam and The Womp. She Amy continues to work with the majority of Australia’s current elite choreographers including Kelley Abbey, Jason Coleman, Matt Lee, The Squared Division, Jason Gilkison, John O’Connell, William A Forsythe and Marko Panzic.

Amy is currently on tour as Resident Choreographer for The Bodyguard The Musical.

 
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MUSICAL DIRECTOR

Lucy Bermingham

Taking to the piano at a young age, Lucy developed quickly as a gifted pianist and vocalist. She recognised early that she had a passion for performing as a soloist and accompanist and this has defined her career ever since.

While studying at the Canberra School of Music, she worked extensively as a singer/pianist, and was working constantly as an accompanist. From 1996 to 2000 she was the resident pianist at Government House.

Her career as a musical director began in Canberra in 1998 with ‘The Hot Mikado’.

Prior to her move to Sydney to fill the role of Assistant Musical Director for Strictly Ballroom The Musical, Lucy had been MD for Sweet Charity, I love you, You’re Perfect, Now Change, Chess, 42nd Street, Guys and Dolls and Singing in the Rain. Her list of credits as assistant MD and repetiteur is even longer.

She is sought after as a cabaret pianist and was seen most recently performing with Queenie Van de Zandt at the ‘Noosa Alive!’ Arts Festival and as an associate artist at the 2017 Sydney Fringe Festival.

Lucy’s years in the Australian Army Band Corps saw her perform with, and arrange for the likes of John Farnham, Guy Sebastien, Kylie Minogue, Doc Neeson, Marina Prior and David Harris.

She was the Musical Director for the Blue Saint Production’s Violet for which she won Best Musical Director at the 2015 Sydney Theatre Awards and she won the same award in 2016 for her work on Spring Awakening for ATYP.

She is currently a tutor and accompanist at the Australian Institute of Music and The McDonald College of Performing Arts.

 
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COSTUME DESIGNER

Elizabeth Franklin

Elizabeth has a Diploma of Costume for Performance (Ultimo TAFE, 2012) and is professional costumer on cruise ships, film, TV and theatre.

Credits include 'The Little Death' (Costume Supervisor), 'Puberty Blues' seasons 1 & 2, 'A Place to Call Home', 'Return to the Devils Playground', 'Legally Brown', 'Home & Away', 'Wonderland', 'The Moodys', 'Black Comedy', 'Hacksaw Ridge', 'Deadly Women', ‘Pacific Rim 2’ and ‘Patricia Moore’.

Theatre design credits include works for the New Theatre, Squabbalogic Independent Music Theatre’s 'Triassic Parq' and 'The Drowsy Chaperone' the latter winning her a 2014 Sydney Theatre Award, 'Dogfight' with Neil Gooding Production, Packemin Production's 'Mary Poppins' and ‘13’ and ‘Seussical the Musical’ with Birdie Productions.

 
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SET DESIGNER

Simon Greer

Simon graduated with a Bachelor of Dramatic Art in Production Design from NIDA in 2001 and has designed over 100 productions. Recent design credits include the set and costume design for Spring Awakening at ATYP and the set design for Violet at the Hayes Theatre, which was nominated for both a Sydney Theatre Award and a BroadwayWorld Sydney Theatre Award , Grey Gardens and Man of La Mancha for Squabbalogic at the Seymour Centre, the Australian Premiere of The Mousetrap at the Zenith Theatre for Bump In Productions and the set design for Rope and And Then There Were None, also for Bump In Productions. Simon has designed the set and costumes for Merrigong Theatre Company’s productions of Four Plays About Wollongong and Valley Song, Skate for ATYP, La Boheme for Opera South and Angel City for Tamarama Rock Surfers at the Old Fitzroy. Simon has designed over 20 productions for the Marion Street Theatre for Young People and the 3 plays for NSW State School Drama Company. Simon has also designed sets for many Sydney schools including Shore, Ravenswood, SCEGGS Darlinghurst, Newington, Ascham, Sydney Grammar and Barker College. Simon has been a regular design judge for the Rock Eisteddfod Challenge and has tutored Production Design for the NIDA Open Programme. Simon was a finalist in the Young Australian of the Year Award 1999 and the 1999 Australia Day Youth Awards for Arts.

 
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LIGHTING DESIGNER

Trudy Dalgleish

Trudy Dalgleish is one of Australia’s most sought after Lighting Designers.  She has won 5 prestigious awards: Helpmann, 2 Green Room, and an Entech, for best lighting designs and outstanding contribution to musical theatre. Recent and forthcoming productions include Lighting Designer for Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks (Ensemble Theatre), Georgy Girl (Georgy Girl Productions), Funny Girl (The Production Company), Melba (Hayes Theatre), The Cunning Little Vixen (Victorian Opera), and Candide (New Zealand Opera).  As Associate Lighting Designer for The Sound of Music, The Bodyguard and The Wizard of Oz  (Gordon Frost ) and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (Michael Cassel).

 
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RESIDENT DIRECTOR /
ASS. CHOREOGRAPHER /
DANCE CAPTAIN

Will Centurion

Will Centurion studied acting at NIDA on Village Roadshow scholarship and trained in dance at Brent Street and DanceWorld 301. He is an accomplished music theatre performer with a career spanning 20 years.
His International and Australian theatre credits as a creative include Resident Choreographer (We Will Rock You, Zurich), Assistant Dance Captain (Disney's Aida, Germany), Dance Captain (The King and I, Australia). His credits as a performer include Double J (Saturday Night Fever, European tour), U/s Bernardo & Chino (West Side Story, Australia), Al DeLuca (A Chorus Line, Australia) Taji (King Kong Live on Stage, Australia), Banzai (The Lion King, Australia) and U/s Kassim & Sultan (Aladdin, Australia).
His South American background has also led to him being a proficient Argentine Tango and Salsa dancer and choreographer. Will is excited to be involved with In The Heights and return to his Latin heritage.

 
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STAGE MANAGER

Sunil Chandra

Sunil Chandra is a Sydney based Stage Manager with a passion for musicals and theatre.

Sunil has completed an Advanced Diploma of Live Production and Management Services at the Academy of Film, Theatre and Television in 2017, and has worked on a variety productions, Including Reasons to be Pretty (2017), Between the Streetlight and the Moon (2017), Bare the Musical (2016-2017), A Life in the Theatre (2016), Leap of Faith (2016), The Boy From Oz (2016) The highlight of Sunil’s career has been Darlinghurst Theatre Company’s A Life in the Theatre, an incredibly challenging and rewarding production to work on.

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News


News


November 7th, 2017

We have had a great couple of days in the audition room and have seen some amazing talent walk through our doors 

A hot and sweaty dance call today - exciting stuff Amy Campbell 💃💥

57 Likes, 2 Comments - Blue Saint Productions (@bluesaintproductions) on Instagram: "A hot and sweaty dance call today - exciting stuff Amy Campbell 💃💥"


October 8th, 2017

Josh Robson speaks with Erin James at AussieTheatre about their vision for In The Heights...

In The Heights comes to The Hayes | News

In March 2018, The Hayes Theatre Co will transform into the play space for New York's vibrant Puerto Rican, Cuban and Dominican community as a brand new, authentic production of In The Heights drums into town.

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Contact


Contact


 

MEDIA ENQUIRIES:

IP PUBLICITY
Sharonne Lipman at sharonne@ippublicity.com.au or 0466 896 650
or
Ian Phipps at ian@ippublicity.com.au or 0419 977 649

 

AUDITIONS

If you are interested in auditioning for our production please email Lynne Ruthven Casting at
info@lynneruthvencasting.com

 

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Tickets


Tickets


 

Hayes Theatre Co, 19 Greenknowe Ave, Potts Point

From 16 March 2018

Tue-Sat 7.30pm, Sat 2pm, Sun 1pm and 6pm

$69 Adult, $64 Concession