The Chance Theater is having auditions for In The Heights on April 7th and 8th. I love this theatre company, I love the director of this show Oanh Nguyen, and I love In the Heights, so I'm excited to talk about what to wear to an audition for this show! After reading this post, you'll have an idea of what to wear for a dance/singers audition and links to where you can purchase the clothing items. (In case you can't find something similar in your own closet.)

Just to get you in the mood… here's the Broadway cast performing at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

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***Mamas and Papas – there is some language in this show that might not be great for kiddos. I'm sure it's no worse than what they can hear on TV or what they hear at school, but I thought I'd give you a heads up. I listen to the soundtrack all the time at home, but I probably wouldn't use it for my young dance classes unless I found a way to edit the language. The subject mater, however, is great.***

Following the pointers outlined in the first What To Wear Wednesday Post… let’s go!


I first did a google image search for “In the Heights Broadway.” For some reason I ended up with several pictures that weren't actually from In the Heights. It had a few from Jesus Christ Superstar. So I did another search for “In the Heights Broadway Costumes.” That search was much more appropriate. Here's what I found…

What to wear to an in the Heights audition



What do I notice in this picture?

  • clothes are casual
  • tank tops/shorts/skirts short sleeves – summer wear
  • bright colors
  • mostly tennis shoes
  • some high heels

Unlike a show like You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, the costumes aren't crazy specific for individual characters in this show. So, let's talk about what to wear if you were to audition for the ensemble.

Women – 

In the heights women


ps -I'd probably change my shoes into heels for singing… just to feel more sassy! ; )


Men – 

In the heights men


If you are wondering whether what you are planning to wear to an audition for In the Heights, is appropriate, post a photo here or email one to and I'd love to give you my thoughts!

And, if you can make it out to this audition at The Chance Theater… I'm sure it will be a blast! Break Legs!

Molly Mahoney Shimmer and Shine

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