About the Show

In The Heights

The cast of characters includes “Abuela Claudia”–a Cuban immigrant who acts as everyone’s grandma, and who took in the owner of the block’s bodega, Usnavi, when his parents died in his childhood–to Carla, an employee at Daniela’s “Salon Unisex” who describes her identity like this: “My mom is Dominican-Cuban / My dad is from Chile and P.R. which means: / I’m Chile-Domini-Curican… / But I always say I’m from Queens!”

The most notable character for CI’s community is Nina, a first generation Latina college student who has just returned home for the summer. Her revelation that she dropped out because she had to work too much to pass her classes throws the tight-knit community into upheaval and drives the plot of the show.

In The Heights won four Tony awards–Best Musical, Best Original Score, Best Choreography, and Best Orchestrations. It was also nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2009. Written by Hamilton composer Lin-Manuel Miranda, In The Heights is an important part of the American Musical Theatre canon and a turning point for its use of rap and other popular music genres. The plot lines and focus on a diverse Spanish-speaking immigrant community experience make In The Heights an excellent choice for ALL CI students, staff, faculty and surrounding community to see and engage with.

Production and performance of ITH align with CI’s mission pillars of integrative studies, multicultural perspectives, and community engagement.

CSU Channel Island’s production of In The Heights will run 8 performances in the Malibu Hall Theatre on campus. Evening Performances are November, 8,9,10, 15,16, & 17 at 8 PM. Matinees are on November 10 & 17 at 2PM.

The performance is free for CSUCI students, $5.00 for other students, $10.00 for CI faculty/staff, $15.00 for the general public.

Call Brown Paper Tickets 24/7 ticket hotline: 1-800-838-3006 or visit https://ithcsuci.bpt.me

Seating is limited, so advance purchase or reservations are recommended. Limited amount of tickets available for cash purchase at the door. Limited complimentary parking is available on campus in designated spaces only. Upon arriving at the campus, please follow event parking signs.

Persons who, because of a special need or condition, would like to request an accommodation should contact Disability Accommodations and Support Services (DASS) at 805-437-3331 or accommodations@csuci.edu as soon as possible, but no later than 5 business days before the event, so that the appropriate arrangements can be made.

For more information, please contact catherine.burriss@csuci.edu or heather.castillo@csuci.edu

Sponsored by Instructionally Related Activities and the Performing Arts Program.