John Herrera and Natalie Toro will star in Utah's premiere of the 2008 Tony Award-winning Best Musical In the Heights, which is set to run tonight, September 14-29 at the Pioneer Theatre Company.
Natalie Toro (Camila), appeared in A Tale of Two Cities and Les Misérables on Broadway. She also starred in the Jesus Christ Superstar and Evita National Tours and Zombie Prom and A Christmas Carol Off Broadway.
John Herrera (Kevin), was in the original Off-Broadway production of In the Heights, as well as other Broadway credits including Man of La Mancha, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Threepenny Opera and 1776.
The ensemble includes Joseph Morales as Usnavi, Anthony Martinez as Sonny, Debra Cardonas as Abuela, Emily Vasquez as Nina, Natalie Hill as Daniella, Joshua Boone as Benny, Manoly Farrell as Vanessa, Paul Aguirre as Piraugua Guy, Carleton Bluford, Jeremy McQueen as Graffiti Pete, Lauren Sambataro, Sydni Beaudoin, William Cooper Howell, Ariana Escalante as Carla, Robin Auva'a, Sara Kae Childs, David Guy Holmes, Christopher Squires and Victoria de Altamirano. It will be directed by Matt August.
The creative team includes choreographer Bob Richard, musical director Helen Gregory, set and costume designer Skip Mercier, lighting designer Paul Miller and sound designer Matthew Tibbs.
In Washington Heights, New York, three generations of Latino immigrants dream of succeeding in America while at the same time holding onto their culture and heritage. An uplifting and joyous celebration of life, In the Heights shows us a world that is at once exotic and different from our own but filled with the same dreams shared by us all.
For more information, visit pioneertheatre.org.