A Chorus Line

Critics

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Audience

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The hit Broadway musical high-kicks its way onto the GEM stage!
A Chorus Line examines one day in the lives of seventeen dancers, all vying for a spot in the “chorus line” of a Broadway musical. After the first round of cuts, Zach, the director and choreographer, asks each dancer to speak about themselves. Discomfort opens into revelation, confession leads to redemption, and within the bright, outwardly homogenous chorus, the audience begins to see each dancer’s individuality. From Cassie, the star who just needs the “music and the mirror and the chance to dance,” to Val, a small-town girl with a brand-new big-town body, to Mike, who took his sister’s place in dance class, saying “I can do that.” Based on real Broadway dancers’ stories, as told to fellow dancer and choreographer Michael Bennett, A Chorus Line is funny, heartbreaking, and refreshingly honest.

Reviews

Both the direction and choreography combine to furnish this production with plenty of pleasant surprises where you least expect them. In fact, Director Lorton has accomplished the enviable feat of striking the delicate balance twixt staying true to the source material–and its original spirit, while mixing things up just enough to keep the show fresh and fairly undated. ‘Front Orchestra and Balcony—what they’ve got, you’ll want to see!’

sweet - Leo Buck - Bucking Trends - ...read full review


Both the direction and choreography combine to furnish this production with plenty of pleasant surprises where you least expect them. In fact, Director Lorton has accomplished the enviable feat of striking the delicate balance twixt staying true to the source material–and its original spirit, while mixing things up just enough to keep the show fresh and fairly undated. ‘Front Orchestra and Balcony—what they’ve got, you’ll want to see!’

sweet - Leo Buck - Bucking Trends - ...read full review