YOUNG ARTISTS ENSEMBLE’s In The Heights Raises Funds for Puerto Rico Relief

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – As part of its production of Lin-Manual Miranda’s Tony Awarding wining show “In the Heights”, Young Artists Ensemble has set up a donor match program where the ticket purchase, plus a $5.00 donation for Puerto Rico Relief though the non-profit Hispanic Federation will be matched by $5.00 from Young Artists Ensemble. This will make each  $5.00 donation turn into $10.

Donations can be made by choosing CODE PR5to10 when purchasing tickets and choosing the prices with the % symbol to add the donation.  In addition to this campaign, Young Artists Ensemble is encouraging its patrons to help with the humanitarian crises by considering donation directly to the Hispanic Federation Puerto Rico Relief Unidos by visiting their website where they can also purchase tee shirts and other items personally designed by Lin-Manual Miranda. 100% of all donations including the YAE $5 Donates $10 Campaign go to Puerto Rico Relief.

IN THE HEIGHTS celebrates three days in the characters’ lives in the New York City Latino neighborhood of Washington Heights.  It’s Young Artists Ensemble’s Teen Summer Musical with performances July 27 through August 5, 2018, Wednesday, Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2:00 at Newbury Park High School Performing Arts Center, 456 N. Reino Road in Newbury Park, CA 91320. 

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. It’s a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind. IN THE HEIGHTS is the winner of the 2008 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Score, Best Choreography and Best Orchestrations. IN THE HEIGHTS is presented through special arrangement with R & H Theatricals: www.rnh.com         ;

Director & Choreographer Mayme Paul has been fortunate to have a long career performing, teaching, directing and choreographing with over one hundred credits on her resume. She has performed on Broadway, on National Tours, and in Regional Theatre Productions, and has directed shows all over the United States.  Previously at YAE, she worked on productions of Sweeney Todd, West Side Story, Cabaret and Chicago (for which she won Outstanding Director by The National Youth Arts Organization).  In addition to musicals, she has choreographed commercials and the hit TV show Northern Exposure.  She owned and operated a children’s theater company, Gypsy Productions.

Premium tickets for IN THE HEIGHTS are $23 Premium seats are $21 for adults and $17 for children, students and seniors. Super Discount Friday Performance (Friday, August 3 at 7:30pm) are $15 for all tickets.  Tickets can be purchased by calling 805-381-1246 or at www.yaeonline.com.  There is a 10% discount for groups of ten or more for a single performance (all group sales are final). Call (805) 381-2747 or visit www.yaeonline.com if you have any questions. 

Young Artists Ensemble has received many accolades in the past 36 years including the Encore Statue Award from the City of Thousand Oaks for Excellence in the Arts, and Best Innovative Program 2011, Large District from the California Association of Recreation and Park Districts.

                                                               

WHAT: 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. It’s a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind. IN THE HEIGHTS is the winner of the 2008 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Score, Best Choreography and Best Orchestrations. (rnh.com)

WHEN:

Performances: July 27 – August 5, 2018
Friday, July 27                        7:30pm           

Saturday, July 28                    7:30pm           

Sunday, July 29                      2:00pm           

Wednesday, August 1            7:30pm           

Thursday, August 2                7:30pm           

Friday, August 3                     7:30pm*         

Saturday, August 4                 7:30pm           

Sunday, August 5                   2:00pm           

*Super discount Friday Night

WHERE:  

Newbury Park High School Performing Arts Center

456 N. Reino Road

Newbury Park, CA 9132

HOW:  (805) 381-1246 or www.yaeonline.comTICKETS: Premium tickets for IN THE HEIGHTS are $23 Premium seats are $21 for adults and $17 for children, students and seniors. Super Discount Friday Performance (Friday, August 3 at 7:30pm) are $15 for all tickets.  Groups of ten or more receive a discount of 10% if purchased in a single transaction (all group sales are final).

OTHER:  Free parking is always available. Accessible seating available by calling (805) 381-1246. 

 

Photo credits:  photos by Paul Cranmer


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