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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 most recent projects (as performer) were be Brigadoon for Production Company and the upcoming production of Shrek for Packemin in 2018.

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 was most recently 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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SOUND DESIGNER

Anthony Lorenz

Anthony is a Sound Engineer and Designer based in Sydney with extensive experience in Theatre, Concerts, Festivals and Design Projects across a broad range of genres. He is a resident Senior Sound Engineer and Systems Technician at City Recital Hall and regularly Engineers at a diverse range of live performance venues, his favourite being The Basement.

In addition to high school technical training, Anthony has completed formal training, on a full scholarship, at JMC Academy; graduating with a Bachelor of Creative Technologies (Audio Engineering & Sound Production)

In The Heights will be his fifth production at Hayes Theatre Co following The View Upstairs (Invisible Wall Productions & Sugary Rum Productions), High Fidelity (Highway Run Productions & Neil Gooding Productions), Assassins (Hayes Theatre Co) and Big Fish (RPG Productions).

 
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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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Cast


Cast


 

MEET THE CAST

 
 
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USNAVI

Ryan Gonzalez

Ryan Gonzalez is a versatile young triple threat with an already impressive career in theatre, cabaret and film. He graduated from both Brent Street’s Talent Development High School and Full Time Certificate IV course in 2011.

Ryan won Best Cabaret Performer for the Broadway World Sydney Awards for ¡Hispanic Attack! and has very recently been appearing as an Angel is the spectacular Australian production of Kinky Boots.

Other musical theatre credits include the role of Wayne Burns and understudy for the role of Scott Hastings in Strictly Ballroom the Musical, King Kong Live on Stage (workshop and season), the Australian tour of Legally Blonde and the role of Virgil in Violet for Blue Saint Productions which won Best Production of an Independent Musical at the Sydney Theatre Awards. Ryan has also performed in Opera Australia’s Carmen, Trevor Ashley’s Starstruck and the contemporary dance show Tannos and Choice.

Ryan’s feature film credits include George Miller’s Happy Feet 2, The Great Gatsby directed by Baz Luhrmann and Australian film Goddess.

Ryan has extensive commercial dance credits and has performed for many of Australia’s leading choreographers. He has appeared in televised and live events including The ACCTA Awards, Sydney Festival’s Trocadero, Aria Awards, X-Factor and So You Think You Can Dance Australia. Ryan has performed with music artists including Olivia Newton-John, Washington, Wynter Gordon and Alexis Jordan and musical theatre star, Caroline O’Connor.

 
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VANESSA 

Olivia Vasquez

Olivia Vasquez is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Music. Whilst at AIM, Olivia played the leading lady of Alexandra Spofford in The Witches of Eastwick and Jilly Girl Gill in Urinetown. Since graduating, Olivia has been a part of Squabbalogic’s production of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas and Kiss Me, Kate!, and also played the role of Vanessa in the Exclaim Theatre Company Production of In The Heights. Olivia made her musical theatre debut in the Australian Premiere of The Bodyguard as part of the ensemble and understudying principal role Nicki Marron.

 
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BENNY

Tim 'Timomatic' Omaji

The multi-platinum entertainer Timomatic, has conquered many milestones through his multi-faceted career. From dancer to recording artist to attaining a Logie nomination as a TV personality. Timomatic has become a staple in the Australian entertainment industry, however it’s clear that this new chapter, which sees Timomatic step into his true role of singer, songwriter, producer and entrepreneur is where he is most comfortable.

Captivating audiences on the hit TV show So You Think You Can Dance, Timomatic quickly became a household name & secured a leading role in Fame - The Musical. It was due to a serious injury that he channelled his passion to create music. This led to Timomatic becoming a top 3 finalist on Australia’s Got Talent and releasing his 4 x platinum, ARIA nominated single, ‘Set It Off’ which peaked at #2 on the ARIA music charts. His live shows would attract special guest invites to perform alongside global acts such as Nicki Minaj, Pitbull, Jessie J, Flo Rida, Salt N Pepa, Jason Derulo and David Guetta. Within the same year, Timomatic launched his self-titled album taking the #3 spot on the ARIA Charts, featuring hits ‘If Looks Could Kill’ and ‘Can You Feel It’. Timomatic was a featured performer at one of the Australia’s biggest sporting events, State Of Origin (2013). This led him to international performances such as Miss Universe Beauty Pageant which broadcasted to millions globally, and Mexico’s biggest radio concert El Evento 40 to a live audience of over 100,000 people.

Timomatic has put all his focus into creating his best musical works yet. Collaborating, producing and writing with music powerhouses such as Pusha-T and Glass John and has brought Timomatic to this point,
The Vibes Project, which includes his latest 2017 singles 'Swave', 'Do What You Want' and 'Stamina'. 

“The Vibes Project is a collection of mostly self-produced music inspired by diverse places, cultures and emotions. It’s always been my vision to create an ever-evolving collection of music for people to vibe to"

 

NINA

Luisa Scrofani

Luisa is a graduate of SHOWFIT, where she trained in full-time musical theatre performance at Centerstage Performing Arts School.

In late 2015, Luisa made her professional debut in the Sydney Theatre Award-winning Violet (Blue Saint Productions) playing Young Violet, which went on to tour to Melbourne in 2016. Also that year, Luisa was seen in the premiere of the new Australian work Motormouth Loves Suck-face: An Apocalyptic Musical (Ant Crowley Creates).

In 2017, Luisa has performed in Let It Be: The Songs of Lennon and McCartney in concert (Flourish Productions), the role of Martha in Spring Awakening (StageArt), and at The Alex Theatre in Sonder: A Charity Concert, which raised funds for BeyondBlue.

Luisa is thrilled to be reuniting with Blue Saint Productions and The Hayes Theatre Co. where she made her debut, and is incredibly excited to join the cast of In The Heights.

 
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SONNY

Marty Alix

Marty studied a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music Theatre at the Victorian College of the Arts where he was the grateful recipient of the 2017 Industry Award sponsored by The Ron and Margaret Dobell Foundation.

At the VCA, he played General Douglas Haig in Oh, What a Lovely War, Mate!, Paul in Company, Man in Chair in The Drowsy Chaperone, and co-hosted Arts Centre Melbourne’s Morning Melodies: Hollywood Movie Musicals. He was also a part of the vocal ensemble for Out From Under in 2015, presented by Entertainment Assist.

 
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DANIELA

Monique Montez

Multi-award winning vocalist Monique Montez has performed in many facets of the entertainment industry. From musical theatre and cabaret to television and the corporate world, her diverse career spans over 24 years.

She has performed lead roles in shows such as Saturday Night Fever, We Will Rock You, Dusty, Fiddler on the Roof & Hidden Palace. As a cabaret artiste Monique has supported stars such as Hollywood legend Mickey Rooney, Michael Feinstein, Taylor Dane, The Drifters & Sneaky Sound System to name a few.

Television credits include All Saints, ABC’S Wild Side, Good Morning Australia, Fresh, The Footy Show, Mornings with Kerri-Anne, Carols in the Domain and Foxtel's Channel V.

Launching her production company Mama Montez Productions in 2013, she has produced, starred and toured her own shows Damn Good Divas, Liza meets Bassey & Queens of Rock n Soul.

Most recently, Monique premiered her latest work The REAL Thing at the 2017 Sydney Fringe Festival. This confronting autobiographical cabaret garnered rave reviews and is set to return later this year.

Monique is thrilled to return to the world of musical theatre with In the Heights, and cherishes the opportunity to play the fabulously feisty and funny ‘Daniela'.

 

CARLA

Libby Asciak

Hailing from Melbourne, Libby moved to Sydney to study at the National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA). She received the Robertson Family Trust scholarship and graduated with a Diploma in Music Theatre. After graduating from NIDA Libby moved to Perth to study at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) graduating with a Bachelor in Music Theatre.

Since graduating Libby has continued working on her craft with acclaimed teachers such as Larry Moss, Colette Mann and Les Chantery. In 2015 Libby originated the role of Heather Duke in the Australian premiere of Heathers The Musical (Showwork/Hayes Theatre Co/QPAC). Libby’s TV credits include; Neighbours (Fremantle Media), Here Come the Habibs! and The Secret Daughter (Screentime), playing the role of Rachel Rossi. In 2017 Libby made her stage debut playing the role of Monique in the world premiere of The Incredible Here And Now at the National Theatre of Parammatta (NTofP).

 

KEVIN

Alexander Palacio

Alexander Palacio was born in Colombia (South America) and has been living in Australia for the past 11 years. He is a well known actor with vast experience on television, film and theatre. He is the co-founder of a theatre company based in Sydney where he has directed and acted numerous plays and artistic projects, obtaining recognition from both Australian and Hispanic audiences and giving him enough merits to get the permanent residence in Australia under the Distinguished Talent scheme.

Now he is challenging himself to act on a musical production and is very excited to be part of the cast of In The Heights.

 

CAMILLA

Ana Maria Belo

Ana Maria graduated from NIDA in 1998. She then went on to carve a very eclectic career for herself in the industry. Starting with Musical theatre she toured Australia starring in hit musicals such as FAME and HAIR. She was nominated for a Green Room Award for her portrayal of Jeanie in HAIR in 2003.Other theatre credits include Sarah in The Listmaker for Bell Shakespeare Company; Noises Off for Ensemble Theatre Company playing Brooke/Vicki; Connie in Dr Akars Women for Griffin Theatre Company; Fantail in Company B’s production of Snugglepot & Cuddlepie and Annelle in the acclaimed Australian tour of Steel Magnolias. Ana Maria returned to NIDA to perform in Angus Wilkinson’s Graduating Director’s piece, In A Pink Tutu. Ana Maria also led the Baby Proms Space Symphony at The Opera House. She had audiences in stitches in the World Premiere of Fawlty Towers Live, which toured Australia.

Television credits include All Saints, Home & Away, White Collar Blue, House Husbands, Doctor Doctor and in the UK According To Bex and Life Begins. Ana Maria has appeared in the feature films A Cold Summer, The Casting Game and The Book of Revelation. She won the Tropfest WOMEN IN FILM award for her short film Things To Do, which she wrote, produced, co-directed and starred in. This short film has been wonderfully received both here and overseas. Her latest short film MAGIC WORDS has picked up the People’s choice award at The Projects film festival in Sydney.

Ana Maria has also produced and starred in a new web-series REAL TINDER NIGHTMARES.
Ana Maria won a Glug award and was nominated for a Sydney Theatre award for her performance in Tribes for the Ensemble Theatre 2016 season.

 

ABUELA CLAUDIA

Margi de Ferranti

Margi de Ferranti has been a part of the Australian show-business Industry since 1986, as an actor, singer, producer and now mentor for many up and coming musical theatre and cabaret artists.

Amongst other shows, Margi has appeared in Jerry’s Girls (1987), Les Miserables (1987 and 1996), as Maria Elena Holly in The Buddy Holly Story (1990), Guilietta in Aspects of Love (1993), Rizzo in Grease (1994), Dot in Sunday in the Park with George (1996), Miss Bell in Fame - the Musical (1999) and Donna in the National Tour of Mamma Mia (2003/4). Margi is also winner of the 1987 $20,000 Grace Bros Singing Competition, Pot Luck Series One and The Inaugural Sydney Cabaret Convention (1997) from which sprouted many successful cabarets performed nationally and Internationally.

Moving into semi-retirement in 2005 to develop her skills as one of Sydney’s most sought after singing teachers, Margi mainly focuses her time on sharing her wealth of knowledge with up and coming stars as well as industry professionals, teaching at major performing arts schools such as NIDA, The Australian Institute of Music and McDonald College. Margi’s clients have included some of the best of Australia’s acting talent, Tamsin Carroll, Virginia Gay, Rebecca Gibney, Jessica Rowe, Kate Ritchie and George Mason.

2013/14 saw a prolific return to the stage as Fran in Lucky Stiff, Margaret White in Carrie, Dr Carlotte in Falsettos and Miss Thorn in Ruthless, for which she received a Sydney Theatre Critics nomination for best supporting actress.

 
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PIRAGUA GUY

Richard Valdez

Richard Valdez left his native Peru at 19, relocating to Santiago, Chile, where he built up a career as a full-time singer and musician. 12 years later in 2009, he arrived in Sydney where he quickly gained a reputation around the latin music scene and for the past 7 years has been singing in a variety of formats from his one man show to 15 piece 1950s mambo big band.

A veteran of Sydney’s busking mecca, Pitt Street Mall, Richard has honed his dynamic and engaging solo street shows accompanying himself on the guitar and performing popular latin standards, romantic ballads and fiery dance favourites.

As well as his solo act, he is currently lead singer for his trio Oriente Tres (this time playing piano), salsa bands El Orqueston and Malo Malo, Afro-Peruvian band Sarambe, and mambo big band Mucho Mambo.

Richard has built his own recording studio and mastering suite and when not performing is busy working on audio projects of all genres.

In The Heights is his first foray into the world of music theatre.

 

GRAFFITI PETE

Stephen Tannos

Stephen was born in Sydney and has trained extensively in all facets of the performing arts. He quickly made a name for himself in Musical Theatre with roles in Cats (Really Useful Company) and Fame - The Musical (Gordon Frost Organisation) as well as being part of the cast of Opera Australia’s large-scale production Carmen, choreographed by Kelley Abbey in 2013.

Stephen has also performed with Artists such as Ricky Martin, Natalie Bassingthwaite and Jess Mauboy and in 2009 was selected to be a part of the Top 20 dancers in the first season of hit TV show So You Think You Can Dance Australia. A gifted actor, Stephen has recently appeared on screen for various television-advertising campaigns.

In addition to his performing career, Stephen is one of Australia’s most in-demand Choreographers. His innovative and unique work has been featured on Channel 10’s So You Think You Can Dance Australia, Channel 9’s The Voice AU and in music videos for Artists such as Alpine, RUFUS, Vaudeville Smash and Beatz. And, in 2016 Stephen collaborated with Marko Panzic to choreograph and co-direct The Dream Dance Company’s Genesis, to great critical acclaim.

 

RESIDENT DIRECTOR / ENSEMBLE

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.

 

ENSEMBLE

Michelle Rozario

At an early age, Michelle began her training at Ashfield Ballet School, the Queensland Ballet Junior Extension Program and Raw Dance Company in Brisbane. At the age of 16, Michelle began her professional dance career with Raw Dance Company, touring both Australia and South America.

In 2011, Michelle moved to Sydney to study performing arts with ED5 International under the guidance of William Forsythe. Since the completion of her studies, she has worked as a dancer with HANDA’s Opera on Sydney Harbour in La Traviata, and performed live with pop group Sneaky Sound System. Michelle has also completed a 14-month contract performing at Universal Studios Singapore.

The King and I marked Michelle’s musical theatre debut, and she is thrilled to now be joining the cast of In The Heights for the team at Blue Saint Productions. She would like to thank her family, friends, and Grayboy The Agency for their encouragement and support.

 

ENSEMBLE

Samantha Bruzzese

Samantha Bruzzese was originally a gymnast at the Victorian Institute of Sport, then went onto perform at the World Cheerleading Championships in Orlando, Florida at the age of 15. It was then she realised her passion for dance, which led her to be apart of Hollabak Dance Crew for 2 years. Samantha began her full-time dance training at Patrick Studios Melbourne at age 17 and graduated in 2013 with a Musical Theatre Diploma from Brent Street Performing Arts in Sydney.

In 2010 Sam appeared in and won Fox 8's television dance show, Ultimate High School Musical which included a guest performance in the Melbourne run of Fame - The Musical. She has worked and trained with key Australian choreographers such as Kelley Abbey, John Frost, Kelly Aykers and Yvette Lee. 

Samantha's credits include, The Production Company's Kismet, and cheerleading for the Dubai Rugby Sevens, 13 Rooms (Rafael Bonachela) as well as many corporate events including, Think Pink Ball, Tuxedo Junction, Starry Starry night and Melbourne fashion week. She has danced commercially alongside the likes of Stan Walker, Redfoo and Justice Crew. Most recently Samantha was in the Stageart production of In the Heights and is really excited to join the Blue Saint Productions' version at Hayes Theatre.

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News


News


January 21st, 2018

SOLD OUT SHOWS, GET IN QUICK!

We have released our new poster, with photography by Grant Leslie, and encourage you to purchase your ticket before more shows start selling out!

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December 10th, 2017

IN THE HEIGHTS announce IMPRESSIVE CAST!

 

Conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the composer behind the Hamilton phenomenon, this brand new, exciting production is coming to Sydney from 16 March 2018!

TICKETS ALREADY SELLING FAST! 


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
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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
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Tickets


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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