Where: The Annex, 710 Figueroa St, Folsom

When: Sunday, July 8th, 7:00pm for dance and vocal auditions


Sunday, July 15th, 7:00 pm for call backs and anyone who cannot attend the first audition


Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda

Book by Quiara Alegria Hudes


Direction by Mike Jimena

Musical Direction by Connie Mockenhaupt

Choreography by Jacob Gutierrez-Montoya


SYNOPSIS: In the hispanic community of Manhattan’s Washington Heights, bodega owner Usnavi is dating Vanessa, who works in a beauty salon. He dreams of opening a bar in his home country, the Dominican Republic. Nina loves Benny, a shy young man who has worked for Nina’s parents for years, but her father opposes their union because he wants Nina to finish her education at Stanford University. She doesn’t want her father to bankrupt himself paying for the expensive school, but her father is prepared to sell his car-service business.


WHAT TO BRING: A resume and headshot if you have them and 32 measures of a song showcasing your range and with the character in mind that you will be most interested in. Bring piano sheet music, a CD or a bluetooth device. No a cappella please! There will also be a dancing audition so dress appropriately.


USNAVI DE LA VEGA, owner of De La Vega Bodega
NINA ROSARIO, a freshman at Stanford University
KEVIN ROSARIO, Nina’s father, owner of Rosario’s Car Service
CAMILA ROSARIO, Nina’s mother, co-owner of Rosario’s
BENNY, employee of Rosarios
VANESSA, works at the salon
SONNY, Usnavi’s cousin
ABUELA CLAUDIA, raised Usnavi, though not his blood grandmother
DANIELA, owner of Daniela’s Salon
CARLA, works at the salon
GRAFFITI PETE, an artist
PIRAGÜERO (PIRAGUA GUY), scrapes piraguas from his block of ice
ENSEMBLE, 5 Women, 6 Men


PERFORMANCE DATES: September 1 – September 30, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00, Sundays at 4:00

REHEARSAL DATES: Rehearsals are July 16 – August 30 plus an additional dance rehearsal on July 21 from 1:30pm – 5:30pm. Most nights will be 7-10:30pm.  You will be notified if there are changes. We can work around a schedule that has conflicts, but you must be clear about those conflicts at the time of your audition. There can be no conflicts Tech Week, August 27-30.