Theatrical Outfit Launches 40th  Anniversary Season with Lin-Manuel Miranda’s IN THE HEIGHTS, September 8 – 18

Theatrical Outfit Launches 40th Anniversary Season with Lin-Manuel Miranda’s IN THE HEIGHTS, September 8 – 18

Rediscover home.

“No matter your faith, politics, age or race; how much or how little you have in the bank; who you love; what you are glad for or what you are suffering, I believe it is impossible to sit in the audience of In the Heights, with our life-force of a cast, and not leave the theater without being full of hope.  This is our promise to you.  This is how we begin our Season of Hope.” —Tom Key, Artistic Director, Theatrical Outfit

Atlanta audiences are invited to sway along to the salsa rhythms and rich melodies of New York’s vibrant Washington Heights community, a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the pulse of three generations of music through the Manhattan streets. Written by Hamilton creator and pop culture icon Lin-Manuel Miranda, the Tony Award and Grammy Award-winning In the Heights, playing September 8 – 18, opens Theatrical Outfit’s 40th Anniversary Season of Hope! This universal tale, a co-production with our Memphis partner Aurora Theatre, delivers a poignant message on the power of family and the strength of community in the face of adversity.

In the Heights is the West Side Story for a new generation,” hails Time Magazine.

“Better than the Broadway version and national tours ... exactly the kind of theater Atlanta needs, at exactly the right time…” – Atlanta Journal-Constitution

“This is as strong of a musical as this season has produced.” – ArtsATL

“The show has a highly polished, Broadway sheen to it in every way; the sound, the look, the crackling hip-hop, salsa, pop choreography by Ricardo Aponte—this production could transfer to The Big Apple right now, and I think Mr. Miranda himself would lead the cheering. In other words, “In the Heights,” under the masterful direction of Justin Anderson and music direction by Ann-Carol Pence, with a dream cast, has become a thrilling show, and you must not miss it.”  
Atlanta Intown

In the Heights

Book by Quiara Alegria Hudes
Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda
September 8 – 18, 2016 at the Rialto Center for the Performing Arts

Before Hamilton reinvented musical theatre, its creator, superstar Lin-Manuel Miranda, wowed Broadway with In the Heights, a universal story celebrating New York’s Washington Heights, where the corner bodega coffee is sweet, neighbors’ windows stay open, and the air pulsates with salsa, soul and hip-hop. A charismatic storeowner, full of hope, dreams and a gift for storytelling, guides us through the lives of three generations who must choose between tradition and their future. Best Musical Tony Award winner!

ABOUT THE CREATOR: Lin-Manuel Miranda is an American actor, composer, rapper and writer, best known for creating and starring in the Broadway musicals Hamilton and In the Heights. He has won a Pulitzer Prize, two Grammys, an Emmy, a MacArthur "Genius" Award, and three Tony awards, among others.

Before moving downtown, In the Heights runs July 21 – August 28 at Aurora Theatre in Lawrenceville, GA.  Regular tickets may be purchased online at or by calling at 678.226.6222.

The Outfit previews: September 8 – 9, 2016 at 7:30PM and September 10, 2016 at 2:30PM
The Outfit opening night: September 10, 2016 at 7:30PM
The Outfit regular performances: September 11 – 18, 2016

Theatrical Outfit’s performances of In the Heights are Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30PM and Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30PM. There will be one Wednesday evening performance on September 14 at 7:30PM and one Thursday matinee on September 15 at 2:30PM. Running time: two hours and forty-five minutes, including intermission. Tickets range from $20-$50 and may be purchased online at or by calling 678.528.1500. Group pricing is available. For info, email

*Ticket prices are subject to availability. Fees and taxes apply. Order early for best pricing.

Food Truck Fiesta!
— Thursday, September 15, 4:30pm-7:30pm @ Luckie St. and Forsyth St.
Latin food, drinks, piragua. Mingle with the cast. Come to the 2:30pm matinee and stay for the party, or come party and stay for the 7:30pm evening show.

Page to Stage Talk Back, sponsored by Macy’s — Friday, September 16, post-show
Representatives from the creative team/staff share how they moved the show from script to finished production.

Diego Klock-Perez* – Usnavi
Diany Rodriguez* – Nina
Garrett Turner* – Benny
Julissa Sabino* – Vanessa
Anthony Rodriguez – Kevin
Maria Rodriguez-Sager – Camila
Felicia Hernandez – Abuela Claudia
Liliangina Quinones – Daniela
Inda Tyree – Carla
Christian Magby – Sonny
Juan Carlos Unzueta – Piragua Guy
Joseph Pendergrast – Graffiti Pete
*Member of Actors’ Equity Association

Justin Anderson – Director
Ann-Carol Pence – Music Director and Associate Producer
Ricardo Aponte – Choreographer
Shannon Roberts – Scenic Designer
Maria Cristina Fuste – Lighting Designer
Courtney Flores – Costume Designer
Daniel Terry – Sound Designer
MC Park – Properties Designer
Justin Anderson, Jacyln Hoffman, Clifton Guterman* – Casting
Katie Chambers* – Stage Manager
Stephanie Nichols* – Assistant Stage Manager
*Member of Actors’ Equity Association

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS: Fulton County Office of Cultural Affairs, Turner Broadcasting, City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs, Jackson Spalding, Publix Super Markets Charities, The Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund

2016-2017 SEASON COMMUNITY PARTNER: Compassionate Atlanta              


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Stories that stir the soul.

OUR VISION: A compassionate, joyful, and just community.
OUR MISSION: Produce world-class theatre that starts the conversations that matter.

ABOUT THEATRICAL OUTFIT: Atlanta’s second-oldest professional theatre company was founded in 1976 and has been led by Artistic Director Tom Key since fall 1995. Key led the company through the creation of its award-winning downtown home, the Balzer Theater at Herren’s, the first U.S. theater to achieve LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The Balzer Theater is also the historical site of Herren’s, the first restaurant in Atlanta to voluntarily desegregate in 1962; its first African American patrons were Dr. Lee and Delores Shelton. Mrs. Shelton passed away in 2019, but Dr. Shelton remains a patron at Theatrical Outfit to this day. Key's programming of classics, regional and world premieres, and musicals tell soul-stirring stories, with themes that explore diversity, equality, ethnicity, race, and religion; and often feature the best writers of the American South, including Ernest Gaines, Lauren Gunderson, Horton Foote, Harper Lee, Flannery O’Connor, Janece Shaffer, Sherry Shephard-Massat, Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder, and Tennessee Williams. After ten years of capital investment, T.O. is in new territory. Having retired its mortgage, the staff, trustees, and artists have launched a new 2018-2020 Strategic Plan designed to produce great art, diversify and grow our audience, increase revenue and reserves, develop artists who contribute to the dramatic canon, and maintain an effective organization. In September of 2018, Theatrical Outfit welcomed Gretchen E. Butler as Managing Director.

ABOUT OUR VENUE: Unless otherwise noted, Theatrical Outfit's productions are performed in The Balzer Theater at Herren’s at 84 Luckie Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30303. Theatrical Outfit utilizes a Loop Listening System, making The Balzer Theater at Herren’s the first theater in the state of Georgia to incorporate this technology. Attendees with T-coil hearing aids may participate automatically, and others needing enhancement may obtain system-compatible headsets from our lobby Box Office.

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