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Players reach new 'Heights' at West Warwick High School

January 16, 2014

Cast members in character at West Warwick High during last weekend's performance of "In the Heights." Submitted Photo.

WEST WARWICK— For the second weekend, members of the West Warwick High School Players will be putting on a show for family, friends and locals as a portion of the cast members gear up for their second to last show during their high school career.

Richard Marchetti, Choral Director and Music Educator at the high school, explained that this year’s play, In the Heights, is a story about a neighborhood in upper Manhattan called Washington Heights; it is the first time this play has been performed in Rhode Island.

This “difficult” production, he said, introduces a tight-knit Latin community to the audience and is set over a three day span.

“Life is about to change for many of them,” he added. “It’s a story about tradition and love; it’s a story about home and about sticking to your roots and what you know as opposed to having temptations to go else where.”

Senior Jaryd Delbonis explained that this play has no lead roles, except senior Kyle Hall, who plays the narrator.

“It’s based on a neighborhood and every body’s story is told throughout the play,” said senior Brooke Centracchio.

On Broadway, the play was nominated for 13 Tony Awards in 2008 and won four of those 13; Best Musical, Best Original Score, Best Choreography and Best Orchestrations.

The West Warwick High School Players held opening night last weekend, with a continued performance this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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