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Amity Creative Theater 10 Year Anniversary Concert On June 9 — Just 3 Tickets Left!

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Jun 082018
 

Oh My God You Guys (“Legally Blonde”) Amity Theater Alum Connor Deane and Kim Simon are gathering up the old gang and organizing a 10 Year Anniversary Concert to celebrate the Theater Department’s super successful run since Rob and Andrea Kennedy arrived.
There are only 3 tickets left for the One-Night-Only show on Saturday, June 9, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. in the John J. Brady Center for the Performing Arts at Amity High School, 25 Newton Road, Woodbridge.
Celebrate the last ten years of Amity shows at this Anniversary Concert! So many of your favorite drama students from 2008 through 2018, including Deane, Simon, Alli Kramer, Ken Adair, Carson Adair and so many more will present musical numbers from all of their great shows; Grease, Rent, Les Miserables, Chicago, Legally Blonde, Sweeney Todd, Tarzan, In the Heights, Into the Woods and Fiddler on the Roof.
Everyone who knows about it is excited for this one night only, once in a lifetime reunion event that you cannot miss!
Tickets are ONLY $15 each. All proceeds to go to Amity Creative Theater and scholarships for our students.  
Remember, there are only three (3) tickets left (as of 6:42 p.m. on Friday) The ONLY way you can see the show is to click this link – GET TICKETS – HURRY!

“In The Heights” Receives 16 Nominations

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May 182014
 

The Connecticut High School Musical Theater Award finalists have been announced.

Amity High School received 16 nominations for its’ production of “In The Heights” including: Shaylen Harger as Outstanding Lead Actress for her role as Nina Roaario;  Alida Ballou for OUtstanding Supporting Actress for her role as Daniella; and Ryan Rattley for Outstanding Supporting Actor as Sonny; Kahari Blue as Outstanding Featured Actor as The Piragua Guy, and the top nomination for Outstanding Production of the Year.

Award recipients will be announced at the CHSMTA Black Tie Gala at the Palace Theater in Waterbury on Monday, June 2.
Congratulations Amity for another phenomenal show, and the best of luck to all the nominees.
OUTSTANDING HAIR & MAKE UP ACHIEVEMENT 

Amity Regional High School – IN THE HEIGHTS
Andrea Kennedy

New Canaan High School – THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
Linda Hurst and Shannon-Courtney Denihan

Greater Hartford Academy – CAROUSEL

Newtown High School – PETER PAN
Alison Koziol

St. Paul’s Catholic – A LITTLE PRINCESS
Joanne Nyerick & Patricia O’Hagan

Stamford High School – THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
Cindy Schulte

Valley Regional High School – SECRET GARDEN
Kim Leffingwell

OUTSTANDING COSTUMING ACHIEVEMENT 

Amity Regional High School – IN THE HEIGHTS
Julie Chevan, Brenda Burt

ST. Paul Catholic High School – A LITTLE PRINCESS
Joanne Nyerick & Patricia O’Hagan

Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts – CAROUSEL
Gail Fresia

Valley Regional High School – SECRET GARDEN
Kathleen Gephart

Newtown High School – PETER PAN
Bonnie Johnson and Emma Sullivan

Conard High School – SHREK
Vivianna Lamb

Lyme / Old Lyme High School – PIRATES OF PENZANCE
Denise Golden, Dorothy Paine, Hanna Wilczewski

OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DESIGN ACHIEVEMENT 

Amity Regional High School – IN THE HEIGHTS
Dan Hassenmayer

New Canaan High School – THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
Kevin Gleason

ST. Paul Catholic High School – A LITTLE PRINCESS
Steve Edick and Rich Parsons

Regional Center For The Arts – CARRIE: THE MUSICAL
Alicia Richards (Lighting), Shown Boyle (Projections)

Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts – CAROUSEL
Robyn E. Joyce

Valley Regional High School – SECRET GARDEN
Doug Harry

Newtown High School – PETER PAN
Mitchell Girgasky

OUTSTANDING SET DESIGN ACHIEVEMENT 

Amity Regional High School – IN THE HEIGHTS
Robert Kennedy

New Canaan High School – THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
Kevin Gleason

ST. Paul Catholic High School – A LITTLE PRINCESS
Mark Mazzarella

Regional Center For The Arts – CARRIE: THE MUSICAL
Matt Iacozza, Upstate Scenic, Andy Smith, Shawn Boyle

Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts – CAROUSEL
Karen Sparks Mellon

Valley Regional High School – SECRET GARDEN
Kirsten Reynolds

Newtown High School – PETER PAN
Lindsay Fuori, Bill Mangold and Mike Cummings

OUTSTANDING SOUND DESIGN

Amity Regional High School – IN THE HEIGHTS
Tom “Ivan” Ivanovich-Horizon Sound

New Canaan High School – THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
DJ Grant

ST. Paul Catholic High School – A LITTLE PRINCESS
Dave Glanovsky

OUTSTANDING DIRECTION 

Amity Regional High School – IN THE HEIGHTS
Robert and Andrea Kennedy

New Canaan High School – THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
Deirdre Alexander

Trumbull High School – RENT
Jessica Spillane

ST. Paul Catholic High School – A LITTLE PRINCESS
Mark Mazzarella

Regional Center For The Arts – CARRIE: THE MUSICAL
J. Scott Handley

Valley Regional High School – SECRET GARDEN
Ingrid Walsh

Newtown High School – PETER PAN
Jane Matson

OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHY 

Amity Regional High School – IN THE HEIGHTS
Andrea Kennedy

New Canaan High School – THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
Deirdre Alexander & Shannon-Courtney Denihan

Trumbull High School – RENT
Frank Root, Morgan Fried

ST. Paul Catholic High School – A LITTLE PRINCESS
Mark Simpson

Regional Center For The Arts – CARRIE: THE MUSICAL
Ashley Simone Kirchner

Valley Regional High School – SECRET GARDEN
Tessa Grunwald

Newtown High School – PETER PAN
Jane Matson

OUTSTANDING MUSIC DIRECTION 

Amity Regional High School – IN THE HEIGHTS
Peter Randazzo

New Canaan High School – THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
Don Rickenback

Trumbull High School – RENT
Jerold Goldstein

ST. Paul Catholic High School – A LITTLE PRINCESS
Emmett Drake

Regional Center For The Arts – CARRIE: THE MUSICAL
J. Scott Handley

Valley Regional High School – SECRET GARDEN
Laura Traver

Newtown High School – PETER PAN
Brett Boles

OUTSTANDING ORCHESTRA 

Amity Regional High School – IN THE HEIGHTS
New Canaan High School – THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
Newtown High School – PETER PAN
Cooperative Arts & Humanities High School – PUTNUM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
East Lyme High School – 9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL

OUTSTANDING LEADING ACTRESS 

Amity Regional High School – IN THE HEIGHTS
Shaylen Harger – NINA ROSARIO

Trumbull High School – RENT
Ava Gallo – MIMI

ST. Paul Catholic High School – A LITTLE PRINCESS
Jillian Caillouette – SARA CREWE

Immaculate High School – LES MISERABLES
Emma Giorgio – COSETTE

Valley Regional High School – SECRET GARDEN
Maggie Walsh -MARY LENNOX

Conard High School – SHREK
Brigid Lucey – FIONA

OUTSTANDING LEADING ACTOR

Valley Regional High School – SECRET GARDEN
Andrew Goehring -ARCHIBALD CRANE

Trumbull High School – RENT
Michael Ell – MARK

Immaculate High School – LES MISERABLES
Michael Hudak – JEAN VALJEAN

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS 

Amity Regional High School – IN THE HEIGHTS
Alida Ballou – DANIELLA

New Canaan High School – THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
Emily Chalon – MUZZY VON HOSS

Trumbull High School – RENT
Emily Ruchalski –MAUREEN

ST. Paul Catholic High School – A LITTLE PRINCESS
Dana Wilton – BECKY

ST. Paul Catholic High School – A LITTLE PRINCESS
Caleigh Lozito – MRS. MINCHIN

Immaculate High School – LES MISERABLES
Isabella Mercaldo – MADAME THENARDIER

Westhill High School – URINETOWN
Alexandra Cahr – LITTLE SALLY

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR 

Amity Regional High School – IN THE HEIGHTS
Ryan Rattley – SONNY

Trumbull High School – RENT
Michael Lepore – TOM COLLINS

Trumbull High School – RENT
Matt Buckwald – ANGEL

Regional Center For The Arts – CARRIE: THE MUSICAL
Philip Coffey – TOMMY ROSS

Cheshire High School – AIDA
Benji Saccoccio – ZOSER

Valley Regional High School – SECRET GARDEN
Casey McKeon – DICKON SOWERBY

Cooperative Arts & Humanities High School – PUTNUM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
Joey Mulvey – LEAF CONEYBEAR

OUTSTANDING CHORUS 

Amity Regional High School – IN THE HEIGHTS 
New Canaan High School – THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
Trumbull High School – RENT
St. Paul Catholic High School – A LITTLE PRINCESS
Regional Center For The Arts – CARRIE: THE MUSICAL
Valley Regional High School – SECRET GARDEN

OUTSTANDING FEATURED PERFORMER 

Amity Regional High School – IN THE HEIGHTS
Kahari Blue – THE PIRAGUA GUY

New Canaan High School – THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
Shaan Appel & Griff Hall – CHING HO/ BUN FOO

Newtown High School – PETER PAN
Kyle Mangold – SMEE

Westhill High School – URINETOWN
Jason Nekritz – HOT BLADES HARRY

OUTSTANDING ENSEMBLE GROUP

New Canaan High School – THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
STENOGRAPHERS & CLERKS
Kate Callahan, Berlin Charles, Jennifer Daly, Allison Demers, Jacob Freedgood, Audrey Kirkpatrick, Nancy Leville, Kenon Lysenko, Rachael Mathis, Lauren Mellinger, Anna Oxman, Nick Ranieri, Margot Weiss

St. Paul Catholic High School – A LITTLE PRINCESS
BOARDING HOUSE GIRLS
Marisa Mastrio, Caroline Cianci, Chiara Ciampietro, Annie Jarner,
Amy Urso, Olivia Kilbourne

Immaculate High School – LES MISERABLES
THE STUDENTS

Newtown High School – PETER PAN
THE LOST BOYS
Madi Aug, Julia Bogdanoff, Kelsey Nicholson, Charles Romano, John Satayana, Amy Talbot, Kyle Watkins, Sean Dalton, Michelle Zarifis, Ian Fuchs, Emily Crebbin and Kylie Gallagher

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION OF THE YEAR 

Amity Regional High School
IN THE HEIGHTS

New Canaan High School
THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE

Newtown High School
PETER PAN

Regional Center for the Arts
CARRIE: THE MUSICAL

St. Paul’s Catholic
A LITTLE PRINCESS

Trumbull High School
RENT

Valley Regional High School
SECRET GARDEN

OUTSTANDING LOBBY DISPLAY 

Amity Regional High School – IN THE HEIGHTS
Trumbull High School – RENT
New Canaan High School – THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE

STUDENTS ACHIEVEMENT AWARD NOMINEES TO BE POSTED ON TUESDAY, MAY 20, 2014

“In The Heights” May Be Sold Out BUT You May Still Get In

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Apr 072014
 

IMG_5685Already legendary, “In the Heights” at Amity High School has three more shows — Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8pm.

• If you visit the online ticket site, you will see that the shows are SOLD OUT! but don’t despair, call the Box Office (203-392-2019) to get on the waiting list.

• Also, at this time, there are a few seats available for Thursday, April 10th, that you cannot see on the Box Office site. Call 203-392-2019.

• You also are welcome to show up the night of the show to try your luck. According to Russell Adair, “Sometimes, we get tickets donated back to the Theater Department for resale when someone cannot attend the show. We may be able to get you in, but no guarantees. Please come early (by 7:00) and be prepared to pay by check or cash. Thank you for your support!”

VIDEO: This Is What You Missed If You Haven’t Seen “In The Heights”

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Apr 062014
 

Kevin Durkee (Graffiti Pete) and Ryan Rattley (understudy for Sonny) in a memorable scene from Act 2 of In The Heights.

Kevin Durkee (Graffiti Pete) and Ryan Rattley (understudy for Sonny) in a memorable scene from Act 2 of In The Heights.

There is only ONE seat left for the Thursday, April 10 performance of “In The Heights.” By this morning they could be sold out just like all of the other four nights.

So far the shows have ended with standing ovations and so many theater-goers leaving the play humming or singing “Piragua.”

On Saturday night, new Superintendent Charles Dumais brought his family to the show and texted about it during the performance.

Two understudies had the opportunity to shine during the first two performances, but they are ready to step aside and join the chorus should the primary actors return to their roles next week.

 

 

Pretty Close To Sold Out: Get Your Tickets For In The Heights Now!

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Mar 312014
 

The cast during a rehearsal in late January.

The cast during a rehearsal in late January.

The Amity spring musical “In The Heights” will open on Friday night and tickets for the five performances are selling quickly.

A check of the ticket website shows the following:

Opening night – 17 seats remain

Saturday, April 5, 11 seats available

Thursday, April 10, many seats in the side rear sections

Friday, April 11, 11 seats remaining

Saturday, April 12, about 30 seats or more available. Closing night is always exciting as scholarships are presented to the students involved in the arts.

Tickets are a bargain at only $17 each, and you get to see the Amity High School Theater Program, which won the Best Musical honor at the 2013 CT High School Musical Awards.

 

In The Heights: Tickets ARE Going FAST — Get Yours Today

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Mar 282014
 

Nicole Simon and Kevin Durkee rehearse a scene from In The Heights

Nicole Simon and Nick Bottone rehearse a scene from In The Heights

In the Heights — Broadway’s Tony Award-winning Best Musical, is about chasing your dreams and finding your true home. This exhilarating musical tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood – a place where the coffee from the corner coffee shop is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. It’s a community on the brink of change, full of hopes and dreams, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind. Come enjoy this gripping story with its incredible music and dance!

Once again Directors, Rob and Andrea Kennedy have assembled an amazing cast of talented triple threat (singer, actor, dancers) to take on the major roles in this fast moving musical with catchy songs and Latin rhythms that will have you moving in your seat.

The auditions and decisions left some students elated and others heartbroken. Andrea said there were 35 kids who were dying to get into this show who weren’t picked, so she expects the most from the cast that was chosen.

At Amity, it’s not a popularity contest when it comes to finding the right fit for each character.

During Auditions in the fall, students must give their all and show what they’ve got and each is chosen on his or her ability to portray that particular character, not whether he or she has starred in a show before.

Senior Nick Bottone of Bethany as Usnavi (You will remember him as Elle’s Boyfriend Warner in “Legally Blonde”) — Usnavi is the narrator of the play’s exposition and a major character throughout; he is the owner of a small bodega in Washington Heights. He was named after one of the first sights his parents saw when they arrived in America: a US Navy ship. He dreams of returning to the Dominican Republic, the place he was born but too young to remember. Abuela Claudia, the neighborhood matriarch, “practically raised” him when his parents both died during his early childhood. He is in love with Vanessa.

Senior Shaylen Harger of Orange as Nina (You will remember her as Johanna from Sweeney Todd) — Nina Rosario is the first in her family to go to college (Stanford University), and everyone in the barrio admires her as the “one who made it out.” However, she returns home from school for the summer to reluctantly tell her parents that she has become overburdened and dropped out. She is the typical “good girl” and always got along with her parents. Now, though, she loses patience constantly over her father’s overprotectiveness and his refusal to accept Benny.

Sophomore Chris Cassella of Orange as Benny — Benny works at the dispatch of Nina’s father, Kevin. Perhaps the only character in the play who does not speak Spanish and is not Hispanic, he falls in love with Nina. He dreams of opening his own business.

Senior Chelsea Tambis of Woodbridge as Vanessa (She’s grabbed our attention  in her roles in Chicago and Legally Blonde) — Vanessa is Usnavi’s love interest who works at Daniela’s salon. She is stunningly beautiful and catches the eye of every guy in the Heights, however she takes interest in Usnavi. She lives with an alcoholic mother and dreams of getting out of the barrio and getting an apartment downtown, but cannot yet afford it.

Senior Nicole Simon of Woodbridge as Abuela Claudia (She was unforgettable in Legally Blonde “I was in the Shower,” and as the Beggar Woman in Sweeney Todd) — “Abuela” Claudia is the loving matriarch of the barrio who knows everybody and is like a grandmother to all (“abuela” means “grandmother” in Spanish). She is the one who looked after Usnavi when his parents died. She and her mother moved from Cuba to New York in 1943 while she was a child. She worked as a maid for several years but never earned the money for her and her mother to travel home.

Junior C.J. Spaziani of Orange as Sonny — Sonny is Usnavi’s sassy, superficially lazy, yet ambitious younger cousin who works with Usnavi in the bodega. He is typically the jokester of the barrio, but he also has an intelligent and thoughtful side that yearns for social justice.

Senior Alida Ballou of Bethany as Daniela (She was one of Elle’s BFFs in Legally Blonde and last year she was nominated for the Best Actress Award for her Role as Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd) — Daniela is the outrageously dramatic owner of the salon where the neighborhood girls come to gossip. She is very bold and loud and loves to banter. [Originally played by Andrea Burns.]

Junior Kevin Durkee of Orange as Graffiti Pete (He starred as Sweeney Todd) Graffiti Pete is a graffiti artist and friend of Sonny. Usnavi believes he is a trouble-making vandal, until Pete reveals his amazing skills as an artist.

The scenery, according to Laura Adair, whose children both have graduated from Amity, is the most challenging since Legally Blonde.

After much planning, Dan Hassenmayer who finally won the best lighting award at the Ct High School Musical Theater Awards last year for Sweeney Todd, is ready to set the mood In The Heights.

The play is well on its way to being Sold Out. Russ Adair said more than 50% of the tickets had already been sold by last Wednesday.

If you are not aware of the enormous popularity of Amity’s Spring Musicals, you would be wise to check out the Amity Theater Department’s Website and get your tickets before they area all gone.

“This One Will Make You Cry,” said Rob Kennedy.

Originally  Published on: Mar 13, 2014 @ 0:26 

 

 

Amity Cast of “In The Heights” Performs on Better Connecticut

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Mar 142014
 

Shaylen Harger and cast mates from "In The Heights" on Better Connecticut March 14.

Shaylen Harger and cast mates from “In The Heights” on Better Connecticut March 14.

This afternoon, at 3 p.m., 8 of the Amity Performing Arts students (and director Rob Kennedy) appeared on WFSB’s Better Connecticut where they performed a song from the upcoming spring musical “In The Heights.”

Click HERE to see the performance.

Shaylen Harger who plays “Nina” sang the lead and, might I add, was just perfect.

The entire group was wonderful, each time I’ve visited a rehearsal they are working so hard on every aspect of this show.

Show dates are April 4, 5, 10, 11, 12. Tickets are ONLY $17. Click HERE for the box office.

If you haven’t gotten your tickets yet, you’d better hurry. “In the Heights” will sell out quickly, it’s already nearly 75% filled. Thursday, April 10 has the most available seating.

Procrastination will get you nowhere!

 

 

Amity Musicals Sell Out Fast — Get Your Tickets Now!

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Feb 152014
 

31c630eef2c33139bba0d4465dd7f6d3“In the Heights,” winner of four 2008 Tony Awards® including Best Musical and the 2008 Grammy® Award for Best Musical Show Album, is coming to Amity High School April 4, 5, 10,11,12 2014.

In the Heights, tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood – a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. Like Fiddler on the Roof, In the Heights celebrates a community and culture through incredible dance, song, and glimpse into hopes, dreams, and struggles of the residents in New York’s vibrant Washington Heights neighborhood. It’s a community on the brink of change, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind.

The Washington Post said In the Heights, is “Pure Broadway. An evening of old-style, innocent pleasure,” and Ben Brantley of The New York Times enthused “In the Heights,” is an exuberant, animated shrine to the importance of family ties and being faithful to where you come from.”

The Amity High School Theater Department, the 2013 winner of “Best Musical” at the Connecticut High School Musical Theater Awards is delighted to be one of the first theaters in the region to produce this show. The Amity production will feature senior Nick Bottone of Bethany as Usnavi, Senior Shaylen Herger of Orange as Nina, Sophomore Chris Cassella of Orange as Benny, Senior Chelsea Tambis of Woodbridge as Vanessa, Senior Nicole Simon of Woodbridge as Abuela Claudia, Senior Alida Ballou of Bethany as Daniela, Senior Sara Abriola of Bethany as Carla and Senior C.J. Spaziani of Orange as Sonny.

The talented cast of 44 has begun rehearsals and is very excited to be able to present this new, family friendly, Broadway smash. The show will once again be directed by Rob and Andrea Kennedy with musical direction by Peter Randazzo.

For tickets and information Please go to our website at www.amitytheaterdepartment.com or like us on Facebook

Musical Excitement: Amity Theater Takes On “In The Heights”

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Jan 152014
 

Screen shot 2014-01-15 at 1.35.55 PMIn the Heights, winner of four 2008 Tony Awards® including Best Musical and the 2008 Grammy® Award for Best Musical Show Album, is  coming to Amity High School April 4,5, 10,11,12 2014.

In the Heights, tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood – a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music.

Like ‘Fiddler on the Roof,’ ‘In the Heights’ celebrates a community and culture through incredible dance, song, and glimpses into hopes, dreams, and struggles of the residents in New York’s vibrant Washington Heights neighborhood. It’s a community on the brink of change, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind.

The Washington Post said In the Heights, is “Pure Broadway. An evening of old-style, innocent pleasure,” and Ben Brantley of The New York Times enthused “In the Heights, is an exuberant, animated shrine to the importance of family ties and being faithful to where you come from.”

The Amity High School Theater Department, the 2013 winner of “Best Musical the Connecticut High School Musical Theater Awards is delighted to be one of the first theaters in the region to produce this show.

The Amity production will feature senior Nick Bottone of Bethany as Usnavi, Senior Shaylen Harger of Orange as Nina, Sophomore Chris Cassella of Orange as Benny, SeniorChelsea Tambis of Woodbridge as Vanessa, Senior Nicole Simon of Woodbridge as Abuela Claudia and Junior C.J. Spaziani of Orange as Sonny.

The talented cast of 45 has begun rehearsals and is very excited to be able to present this new, family friendly, Broadway smash.

The show will once again be directed by Rob and Andrea Kennedy with musical direction by Peter Randazzo.

Tickets to see In the Heights will go on sale in mid-February. Please check our website at www.amitytheaterdepartment.com for more information or like us on facebook @ Amity TheaterDepartment.