Conceived and Originally Directed and
Choreographed by Michael Bennett
Book by James Kirkwood & Nicholas Dante
Music by Marvin Hamlisch
Lyrics by Edward Kleban
Co-Choreographed by Bob Avian
Original Broadway production produced by the New York Shakespeare Festival, Joseph Papp, Producer, in association with Plum Productions, Inc.
A Chorus Line is produced by arrangement
with Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc.
Directed by Joel Schader
Choreographed by Christina Lazo
Music Direction by Brandon Adams
Performances August 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18
All performances 8 p.m.
Preview August 8, 8 p.m.
Joaquin Miller Park
3300 Joaquin Miller Road
A Chorus Line is a celebration of those unsung heroes of the American Musical Theatre–the chorus dancers, those valiant, overdedicated, underpaid, highly trained performers who back up the star or stars and often make them look even more talented than they are. It is also a celebration of the American Musical itself.
Specifically, A Chorus Line takes the audience through the final grueling audition for a new Broadway musical. During this audition -- the length of the show -- the 16 finalists are pared down to 8 cast members. A rare departure from the usual glossy backstage musical, A Chorus Line presents a true picture of what it's like to be in the theatre, the heartbreak as well as the triumph, in song, dance, and monologue. (description courtesy Tams-Witmark)
Parental advisory: Characters in this show describe their lives in a relatively uncensored way. Sexual experiences are referred to. Older kids and teenagers who are used to prime-time television are unlikely to be shocked or disturbed, but please make a decision about whether to bring your children based on your comfort level with sexual themes and some strong language.
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Cast List • Rehearsal photos • Publicity Photos • NEW Dress Rehearsal Photos
• Interview with Chorus Line actors Ashley Cowl and Mario Martinez (both members of Actors Equity Association)
• Vocal "Everything Is Beautiful At the Ballet" sequence
• Dance "One" Finale
"It's not hard to understand why A Chorus Line is a favorite of people involved in theater. The musical about actors auditioning for a musical comedy -- and baring their souls in the process -- is about them: their passions, their terrors, their lives, their focus on earning those brief, shining moments on stage. But the show really speaks to everybody. In a broader sense, it is about passion, the give-it-all a person has for whatever it is they can't live without. . . The piece is a success all-around for Woodminster, the cast and director. . .(more)"
-Pat Craig, Bay Area News Group
"Woodminster Musical Theater has served up its tastiest offerin gof the summer with the current production of Michael Bennett's sizzling drama-musical, A Chorus Line. . . a must-see show . . .packed with the energy of 26 high-stepping, dedicated dancers...(more)"
- Larry Rosenberg, Piedmont Post
"While a good musical never really goes out of style, Woodminster’s Chorus Line does feel particularly pertinent right now. A story about dozens of young, anxious people fretting over their futures while punctuating every fourth sentence with 'I need a job' and laments about rejection, desperation and aspirations? Gee, wonder if audiences in 2013 will find anything to relate to here. . .(more)"
- Adam Brinklow, EDGE San Francisco
Information about A Chorus Line from Tams-Witmark Music Library
Information about A Chorus Line on Wikipedia
Information about A Chorus Line on the Internet Broadway Database
Rehearsal & Performance Schedule