Toby's scales new 'Heights' with a Latin sensation

"Alyssa Gomez is a standout as Nina, who returns home after having dropped out of her first year at Stanford. Gomez is a skilled actress and fine singer, delivering a fabulous solo, "Breathe." - The Baltimore Sun

Theatre Review: ‘In the Heights’ at Toby’s Dinner Theatre of Columbia

"It is all in the details and co-directors Toby Orenstein and Lawrence B. Munsey and the entire production staff have produced a Broadway-quality show with a perfect cast and superior production value. Across the board, this is an extremely gifted group of actors supported by an equally talented ensemble of dancers and singers. Every voice is a powerhouse and the acting is superb." - MD Theatre Guide

'In the Heights' soars at Toby's Dinner Theatre

"...Gomez makes the most of this heart-tugging ballad; and she scores again late in the show with "Everything I Know," which benefits from everything we know about her character by then. That introspective quality also comes through in this final section of the show when Nina and Benny share their feelings in "When the Sun Goes Down." - The Baltimore Sun

Toby’s gives In the Heights a fresh and sassy area debut

"Alyssa V. Gomez and Nadia Harika are well matched as the two lead chicks who have grown up side by side but clearly developed different styles and choices to survive life on 181st Street...Gomez is effervescent and appealing as the character most divided in her loyalties between her obvious intellect and her need to be accepted on home turf." - DC Theatre Scene

‘In the Heights’ at Toby’s Dinner Theatre of Columbia

“Nina (Alyssa V. Gomez) and Benny (Marquise White) are the talk of the town for the better part of the performance, having the sweetest most intimate relationship between them. Gomez is another powerhouse to be reckoned with when it comes to her vocal prowess. Her solo “Breathe” encompasses a world of hidden sorrows uncertainties, and confusions that flow out from her soul. Sharing two duets with White, Gomez’s voice switches easily from the light-hearted fun and nostalgic moments to the darkened anguished fear inside of her during “When You’re Home.” And when their voices meld together for “Sunrise” there is an intertwining of love and commitment blended into perfect harmony that just makes

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