"Leading the cast of the highly anticipated Tony award-winning Broadway musical, In the Heights, are Star Magic talents—acoustic balladeer, songwriter and musical director Nyoy Volante (in photo above) and MYX VJ K-La Rivera.
"Nyoy Volante takes on his biggest role to date as Usnavi, the Washington Heights bodega owner who dreams of returning to the Dominican Republic, in the hit musical with a hip-hop, salsa, merengue and soul music infused score by Tony Award winner Lin Manuel Miranda.
"Nyoy says of In the Heights, "It's fresh! Hip hop, rap, the latin flavor. Definitely one of a kind! Thank goodness Broadway just keeps coming up with stuff to wow us with." Nyoy has performed with Atlantis Productions in shows such as The Rocky Horror Show, Dreamgirls, and Hairspray, for which he received critical acclaim as Seaweed J. Stubbs, and, most recently, as Emmett in Legally Blonde.
"Former Star Power finalist and MYX newest VJ K-La Rivera is excited as In the Heights mark her first theater play. "It's a huge honor for me to be a part of this musical alongside some of the best national and even international performers here in the Philippines. With rehearsals already undergoing, this will be a big stepping stone for me with not only singing, but performing in all aspects whether singing, acting and dancing." K-La plays Nina Rosario, the 19-year old Stanford student who returns to her old neighborhood with some surprising news.
"Under the helm of Director Bobby Garcia and produced by Atlantis Productions, In the Heights cast include Jackie Lou Blanco, Ima Castro, Tex Ordonez, Calvin Millado, Felix Rivera, Jay Glorioso and Jimmy Marquez among many others.
"In the Heights will run from September 2 - 18, 2011 at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Makati. For tickets, call Atlantis Productions at 892-7078 or 840-1187."
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