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.
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. www.concordtheatricals.com