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A Message from the cast and crew

We cannot overstate how wonderful and fulfilling it is to have this show come to fruition. 

We have all been deeply affected by the horrific shooting at the college night of The Borderline Bar & Grill, where many in our cast were regulars. The fires that raged throughout California has taken homes and lives.

As many of you may know, we had the incredible privilege of meeting the creator of our show and his father: Lin Manuel and Luis Miranda. As a cast, we were inspired by the Miranda family to use our platform as a megaphone that is of service to those in need. When Hurricane Maria hit the island of Puerto Rico last year, it devastated thousands of lives and every community in Puerto Rico. The Mirandas, in conjunction with the Hispanic Federation, launched the UNIDOS disaster relief and recovery program to support Puerto Rico.

At the heart of this show is the idea of community and how we stand united, or UNIDOS, through the thick and thin. In that same spirit of community, we, the cast, would ask that you please consider a donation.

There are three organizations that we will be supporting with donations. The Ventura County Community Foundation is primarily serving those affected by both the Borderline shooting and the recent Hill and Woolsey fires. The Ekho Your Heart Disaster Relief fund is helping CI students, faculty, and staff facing the same issues. And lastly, the Miranda Family’s UNIDOS disaster relief fund to provide aid to communities just like ours in Puerto Rico that are still recovering from disaster and loss.

We thank you from the bottom of our hearts! 

About In The Heights






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IN THE HEIGHTS tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood – a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. It’s a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind. IN THE HEIGHTS is the winner of the 2008 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Score, Best Choreography and Best Orchestrations.

A message from the cast

Music and Lyrics by  Lin-Manuel Miranda

Book by Quiara Alegría Hudes

Conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda

Development of In The Heights was supported by the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center during a residency at the Music Theater Conference of 2005. Initially developed by Back House Productions.

Originally Produced on Broadway by Kevin McCollum, Jeffrey Seller, Jill Furman Willis Sander Jacobs, Goodman/Grossman, Peter Fine, Everett/Skipper.

 Rodgers & Hammerstein is the organization founded in 1944 by the legendary team of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II to protect and license their theatrical works. R&H own the rights to the world’s most popular stage and film musicals, including OKLAHOMA!, CAROUSEL, SOUTH PACIFIC, THE KING AND I, RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN’S CINDERELLA and THE SOUND OF MUSIC. With offices in New York City and London, the theatrical licensing division, R&H Theatricals, represents the stage performance rights to over 150 musicals by more than 200 writers. Collectively these include works by Rodgers & Hammerstein, Rodgers & Hart (BABES IN ARMS, PAL JOEY), Kern & Hammerstein (SHOW BOAT), Kurt Weill (THE THREEPENNY OPERA, ONE TOUCH OF VENUS), Adam Guettel (FLOYD COLLINS, THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA), as well as the incomparable, Irving Berlin (ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, WHITE CHRISTMAS). R&H Theatricals is home to works from Broadway (SOPHISTICATED LADIES, Michael John LaChiusa’s THE WILD PARTY, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s IN THE HEIGHTS, [TITLE OF SHOW] and FIRST DATE), Off-Broadway (CARRIE THE MUSICAL, ORDINARY DAYS, ALTAR BOYZ, GIANT, 21 CHUMP STREET), perennials such as ONCE UPON A MATTRESS, BIG RIVER and FOOTLOOSE, a Theater for Young Audiences (TYA) collection which includes GARFIELD THE MUSICAL WITH CATTITUDE and MAD LIBS LIVE!, and the longest-running revues in the history of Broadway – SMOKEY JOE’S CAFE – and Off-Broadway – I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE. Rodgers & Hammerstein is a Concord Music company: www.rnh.com.

IN THE HEIGHTS is presented through special arrangement with R & H Theatricals: 

R & H Theatricals

Instructionally Related Activities

In The Heights is supported generously  by funds from Instructionally Related Activities.

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CSU Channel Islands

CSUCI offers an unparalleled student‑centered learning experience in one of Southern California’s most scenic settings. Channel Your Potential!

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Performing Arts Program

CSU Channel Islands Performing Arts Program is proud to present In The Heights.

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