“In the Heights” Coming to WBT!

Arielle Jacobs (l) of Broadway and national tour productions plays Nina and FaTye (r) of Dobbs Ferry and recent Westchester Broadway Theatre productions plays Benny in the upcoming production of In the Heights opening on February 7

Opening on February 7 at the Westchester Broadway Theatre in Elmsford, the 2008 Tony Award winning musical “In the Heights,” takes a local stage for the first time. Directed by Westchester ’s own John Fanelli and presented by his Standing Ovation Studios, the production features a blend of talent and crew from Broadway and the national tour with regional performers.

Arielle Jacobs returns to the role of Nina after starring in the national tour and on Broadway where she followed Jordan Sparks through the close of the show. Perry Young will star as Usnavi, Christina Aranda as Abuela Claudia, Dancer Michael Fielder, also from the tour and Broadway cast, comes to Westchester performing under the direction of tour choreographer Morgan Marcell, and assistant/dance captain, Antuan “Magic” Raimone. The show features the original Broadway choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler for which he won the Tony. Regional talents include FaTye of Dobbs Ferry in the role of Benny, Joey Sanzaro of Pleasantville as Piragua, and Shelton Becton, vocal coach based in Pomona and musical director on numerous Broadway productions.

“In the Heights” runs February 7 through March 17, Thursday through Sunday evenings and Thursday and Sunday matinees. A special ticket price of $59 plus tax is offered for all performances with additional discounts for seniors, children and groups on some performances.

Tickets include the show, a three-course meal and parking. Students with a student ID may also purchase a student rush ticket 15 minutes prior to curtain time for $20, if seats are available. Student rush tickets are for the performance only, do not include lunch/dinner, and calling the theater for availability is advised. Located at One Broadway Plaza in Elmsford, the Westchester Broadway Theatre is minutes from I-287, the Saw Mill Parkway and the Sprain Brook Parkway.

For more information about “In the Heights,” visit www.InTheHeightsWestchester.com or call 914-592-2222.

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