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A Message from Producers Catherine Burriss & Heather Castillo

Update November 13, 2018

Thank you once again for your support of our production of IN THE HEIGHTS and for your patience. We hope you are staying safe and finding some peace in these disturbing times.
With a determination and resourcefulness arising from an understanding of the power of theatre, and this show in particular, to heal and bring people together, and despite losing loved ones in the horrendous shooting at the Borderline Bar & Grill and being evacuated from our homes due to the HIll and Woolsey Fires, the team of IN THE HEIGHTS at CI has found a way to add two performances:
-Wednesday, November 14 at 8pm (our new opening night)
-Sunday matinee on November 18 at 2pm (our new closing performance)
If you held tickets to cancelled shows, please reach out to the excellent Brown Paper Tickets box office customer service team 24/7 at 1.800.838.3006 option 2 or support@brownpapertickets.com to exchange or refund tickets. And please spread the word!
The cast, crew, and creative team of IN THE HEIGHTS have found a strength and solace in the community that we have forged through working on this show and that we hope to share with you. We look forward to seeing you in the audience soon.

About In The Heights






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The Creative Team


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.

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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: 

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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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