2017-2018 UPPER SCHOOL THEATRE ARTS SEASON
The San Domenico Upper School presents the groundbreaking show that changed musical theatre forever:
A Chorus Line is the funny, heartbreaking, and refreshingly honest portrayal of one day in the lives of seventeen dancers, all vying for a spot in the "chorus line" of a Broadway musical. Some of them are just breaking into the "biz" while others are veteran dancers looking for one last job before it's too late for them to dance anymore. 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 homogeneous chorus, the audience begins to see each dancer's individuality.
Based on real Broadway dancers' stories, A Chorus Line was the "Hamilton" of the 1970's, breaking away from the standard big blockbuster show and creating a different model entirely. From Cassie, the former star who begs for the "music and the mirror and the chance to dance," to Val, a small-town girl with a brand-new big-town body, to Paul, whose injury forces all of the dancers to look at the possibility of not being able to dance any more, the show examines what it takes to dream big and make that dream a reality, whatever the consequences, finally concluding that it's "What I did for Love".
Thursday-Saturday, November 9-11 at 7:30pm
Sunday, November 12 at 2:00 pm
Hall of the Arts
For more information contact Erica Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org
This show contains mature material. Parental discretion advised.