Hayes Theatre Co

A home for Music Theatre and Cabaret in Sydney.

Hayes Theatre Co

In The Heights

Book by Quiara Alegria Hudes, Music and Lyrics by Lin Manuel Miranda

Performance and Booking Details


Performances from 16 March 2018 - 15 April 2018


  • Tues-Sat 7:30 pm
  • Sat 2:00 pm
  • Sun 1:00 pm
  • Sun 6:00 pm

Running Time

Approximately 2.5 hours incl. interval

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No Performance on 30 March 2018

Presented by Blue Saint Productions in association with Hayes Theatre Co

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Director Luke Joslin
Musical Director Lucy Bermingham
Choreographer Amy Campbell
Set Designer Simon Greer
Costume Designer Elizabeth Franklin
Lighting Designer Trudy Dalgleish
Sound Designer Anthony Lorenz

Starring Ryan Gonzalez, Olivia Vasquez, Tim ‘Timomatic’ Omaji, Luisa Scrofani, Marty Alix, Monique Montez, Libby Asciak, Alexander Palacio, Ana Maria Belo, Margi de Ferranti, Richard Valdez, Stephen Tannos, Will Centurion, Michelle Rozario, Samantha Bruzzese

Over the course of the Tony award-winning musical, In the Heights, we encounter the many colourful residents of Washington Heights — a New York City neighbourhood on the brink of change.

Usnavi, a first generation Dominican-American corner bodega owner, and his friends and family are dealing with the pressures of rising rents and closing neighbourhood businesses. As one family struggles to figure out how to pay for an Ivy League tuition for their brilliant and hard working daughter, a young woman is trying to put a down payment on a new apartment, and Usnavi himself is trying to get back to the Dominican Republic to reconnect with his roots after the death of his parents.

In Washington Heights, community is everything, and we see how each of these individuals struggles to survive and how these same individuals come together as a community to mourn their losses and rejoice in their triumphs. Over the course of the show, we see the hard-working residents of Washington Heights grapple with love and lust, identity and racism, all while the prospect of a winning lottery ticket hangs in the air, potentially changing the livelihoods of the people and the community forever. This revolutionary new musical combines Latin rhythms and dance with hip-hop lyrics to tell a captivating story about what it means to chase your dreams as you cling to your roots, and to celebrate the community from which you grew.



★★★★ Directed by Luke Joslin and choreographed by Amy Campbell, this Blue Saint production fizzes with astutely marshalled energy on the Hayes’ modest stage, aided by Simon Greer’s set maximising evocation while minimising consumption of space. Meanwhile Lucy Bermingham’s six-piece band realises the challenging score with panache. 

- John Shand, SMH

The big, exceptionally well-chosen cast throws out megawatts of of life-enhancing energy

- Deborah Jones, The Australian

★★★★ Luisa Scrofani gives a lovely natural performance as Nina and sings with heartfelt beauty… Margi de Ferranti has rarely been better… Olivia Vasquez brings glorious vocals and plenty of sass to the role of Vanessa… Ana Maria Belo is also superb. 

- Jo Litson, Limelight

Ryan Gonzalez is the powerhouse leading man…  Whether singing, rapping, dancing or acting we devour all that he offers up so thoroughly flawlessly 

- Suzy Wrong, Suzy Goes See

★★★★ Tim Omaji (better known as popstar Timomatic) proves himself to be a genuine triple threat as the ambitious would-be-high-roller Benny, and Marty Alix lifts every number he’s in with humour and verve as Usnavi’s young cousin Sonny. 

- Ben Neutze, Time Out Sydney