Ventura’s Rubicon Theater Company Stages “In the Heights”

The Rubicon Theater Company brings a taste of Upper Manhattan and a collection of upbeat musical numbers to the Central Coast with their presentation of the Tony Award-winning musical In the heights this autumn.

With productions running Wednesday through Sunday from October 29 through November 13 at the Karyn Jackson Theater in Ventura (formerly known as the Rubicon, until a major naming donation is secured in early 2022), In the heights is the Rubicon Theater Company’s flagship show in their “Welcome Home” season this year. Inexpensive previews are October 26-28.

Luis Pablo Garcia as Sonny (pre-Broadway premiere of The Karate Kid) and Ryan Reyes (Americano: the musical Off-Broadway) as Usnavi in ​​the Rubicon Theater Company production of In the heights. | Credit: Loren Haar Photography

Written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, who took the world by storm in February 2015 with his hit musical hamilton, In the heights marked Miranda’s first work to premiere on Broadway in 1999 and the start of his multifaceted career as a “Pulitzer Prize-winning, Grammy-winning, Emmy-winning composer, lyricist, and actor.” ‘a Tony Award’. The play was later adapted into a film in 2021, highlighting the ever-growing importance of Miranda’s works.

Mariana Herrera-Juri, an 18-year-old award-winning Colombian actress, stars as Graffiti Pete and star dancer Malachi Durant (Cirque du Soleil/Showstoppers), are two members of the 21-member major cast of In the heights at the Rubicon Theater Company. | Credit: Loren Haar Photography

The play follows, over the span of three days, several generations of families in Manhattan’s Washington Heights neighborhood as they navigate their changing neighborhood and the modern challenges faced by Latin American immigrants.

Brimming with witty humor, deep-rooted family drama and typically upbeat Miranda musical numbers, In the heights rightfully earn this New York Times Writer Charles Isherwood called it “An exuberant, bustling shrine to the importance of family ties and loyalty to where you come from”.

Directed by Luis Salgado, Latin cast member and assistant choreographer in the original Broadway production of the show, the Rubicon Theater Company production of In the heights will be in exceptional hands.

The show’s production art director, Karyl Lynn Burns, notes that “Luis is one of the most brilliant and visionary directors I’ve ever met, and we’re honored to have him helm this special production. Luis and the cast bring great emotional depth and connection to this simple, universal story that everyone will relate to.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit rubicon call (805) 667-2900 and discover Washington Heights, “a place where the corner bodega coffee is light and sweet, the windows are always open, and the breeze carries the beats of three generations of music.”

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