Audition for In the Heights

This year’s Teen Musical will be the Tony-winning Best Musical In The Heights, with INTHEHEIGHTS_Titlemusic and lyrics by Lin-Manual Miranda and book by Quiara Alegria Hudes.

This show takes place in the predominantly Latino New York neighborhood of Washington Heights. The show’s composer encourages students of all identities and ethnic backgrounds to perform in this musical. It’s a chance for all of us to learn more about our world, our friends, and ourselves.  We welcome teen performers of all identities and ethnic backgrounds to audition for all roles.

Auditions are open to all Iowa teens who are currently in 7th-12th grades, and will take place on Saturday, April 9th and Sunday, April 10th from 2:00-6:00pm at Nolte Academy, 1619 2nd Street, Coralville.  Callbacks will be on Monday, April 11, 8:30-10:00pm.

Please come prepared with 32 bars of a song that showcases your talent and personality.  We don’t want you to stretch at auditions – we want to see who you are!  Bring sheet music in the correct key – an accompanist will be provided.

Your audition will consist of a five-minute individual audition, and a group dance audition.  If your audition appointment is between 2:00 and 3:30, you’ll be expected to stay [or return] for the 3:30 dance call, which will be done by 4:00.  If you are scheduled after 4:00, you’ll be expected at the 5:30 dance call, which will finish by 6:00.

Fill out an Audition Form to secure an audition appointment.  Walk-ins are always welcome, but those with appointments will take priority.  Once you fill out an Audition Form, our producer will contact you with your appointment time.  If you submit a form, and don’t hear back from us within a couple of days, please email

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE  – note that this schedule is a major departure from schedules past.  It is imperative that you come to auditions with a COMPLETE list of conflicts, so take the time to peruse the schedule and write down every conflict you have (unless it’s something you’d be willing to give up to attend rehearsal instead).  If you are cast, you may not miss rehearsals for conflicts that you didn’t list beforehand.

Rehearsals for In The Heights will begin April 30, and run Saturdays from 4:00-10:00pm and Sundays 1:00-9:00pm for four weekends (Apr 30/May 1, May 7/8, May 14/15, May 21/22).  We are tentatively planning to take Memorial Day weekend (May 28-30) off.  On Tuesday, May 31, weekday rehearsals begin, and will run from 9:00am-4:00pm through June 10.  On June 11, Tech Week begins.  Tech rehearsals will run 6:00-11:00pm all week (Jun 11-16), with daytime rehearsals added as needed.  The show runs June 17-19.  Additionally, the cast will perform at Iowa City ArtsFest during the weekend of June 3-4, exact date and time TBA.

When considering conflicts, please check your calendars for band and choir concerts, awards ceremonies, proms, exams, graduation/grad parties, family commitments, doctor/dentist appointments, and anything else that might conflict with the rehearsal schedule.

Come to our fun, FREE Musical Theater Audition Workshop on Saturday, April 2.
All the details are here.