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Senior Issue 2024
June 5, 2024

MAST Academy’s annual spring musical, cast announced

MAST Academy plans to perform “In the Heights” for the annual spring musical.
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MAST Academy’s Performing Arts club announced that MAST’s 2023 spring musical will be a production of “In the Heights.”

“In the Heights” is a musical whose concept, music, and lyrics were written by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Set over the course of three days, “In the Heights” follows the residents of Washington Heights, a neighborhood in New York City specifically in Upper Manhattan, as they deal with love, identity, racism, and family struggles.

In the Heights Cast
This year's cast is:
  • Usnavi- Santiago Lastra
  • Nina- Phoenix Aragon
  • Benny- Sebastian Mross
  • Vanessa- Maria Chalbaud
  • Abuela Claudia- Sara Ruiz-Meza
  • Sonny- Alana Jerman
  • Kevin Rosario- Jorge Ramirez
  • Camila Rosario- Lyla Baughn
  • Daniela- Mia Reyes
  • Carla- Samantha Megias
  • Cuca- Amy Chacon
  • Piraguero- Alicia Bustillo
  • Graffitti Pete- Rick Gomez
This year's ensemble:
  • Nereah Buces
  • Viviane Dano
  • Kasandra Delgado
  • Juliana Diaz
  • Gabriela Diaz
  • Taliah Kennedy
  • Alessandro Langhoff
  • Isaac Martinez
  • Pixie Molina
  • Victoria Nguyen
  • Alejandro Perez
  • Tabatha Ramirez
  • Maddie Sheppard

 

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Amy Garcia, Staff Writer
Amy Garcia is a freshman and student journalist at MAST Academy at Virginia Key. She came to MAST because she had heard of its reputation and believed it was a good school and would be an interesting location. This is her first year at MAST and on The Beacon. Garcia joined the school newspaper because she likes to know what is going on at her school and enjoys interviewing and talking to others. She is very social and likes to get to know people. She wants to cover MAST sports and tackle the controversial and sensitive topics that often need to be written. Garcia likes to know more about people and the reason behind their personalities and interests. She is interested in studying psychology and is reaching for schools like Stanford and Yale.
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