The cast of "In the Heights" performs with Cali Calmecac Language Academy

December 1, 2023
In the Heights poster

Stage Director for In the Heights, Marie Ramirez Downing, brought some of the cast members to perform a piece from the musical with the 4th and 5th grade music classes of Cali Calmécac Language Academy on December 15th at 6:30pm in their school gymnasium.

Ramirez Downing, also a professor in the Department of Theatre Arts & Dance and Director of the Acting Program, was joined by Kathryn Rodriguez who plays "Nina" in the show and some of the other ensemble cast to sing "Breathe" as a part of Cali Calmécac's Holiday Concert.

We are excited to share what we have been working on with the community, and you can see a few of the Cali Calmécac students in In the Heights come February!

Cali Calmécac Language Academy brings together Spanish and English speaking students to help them become bilingual and bi-literate while promoting cross-cultural understanding and academic excellence. Programs such as intensive, small-group reading instruction, paraprofessionals, after-school programs, carefully leveled ELD classes for English learners, and cross-age tutoring provide extra support for students who are not thriving at grade-level.

Group picture of Heights cast on the bleachers

In the Heights

Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda

Book by Quiara Alegría Hudes

Conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda

A co-production by the Department of Music and the Department of Theatre Arts & Dance

IN THE HEIGHTS is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals.