10 Schools Named Winners of One Singular Sensation: A Chorus Line Licensing Competition


Playbill reports:

Concord Theatricals is celebrating the 50th anniversary of A Chorus Line and the 80th anniversary of its late composer Marvin Hamlisch’s birth with a competition.  One Singular Sensation: A Chorus Line Licensing Competition is awarding free licenses of the musical’s Teen Edition to 10 schools in low-income communities.

As previously reported, One Singular Sensation: A Chorus Line Licensing Competition was open to all U.S. high schools, with Title 1 and other under-resourced schools especially encouraged to enter. Schools entering were asked to complete a written application that included an essay on the prompt: “What makes your students singular sensations?” Video entries could be included as well.

The winning schools are:

  • Barack Obama School for Social Justice in Yonkers, New York
  • Bound Brook High School in Bound Brook, New Jersey
  • Edward H. White Leadership Academy in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Lincoln Park High School in Lincoln Park, Michigan
  • McCollum High School in San Antonio, Texas
  • Oscar Smith High School in Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • Ramona High School in Riverside, California
  • Rome High School in Rome, Georgia
  • Sam Rayburn High School in Pasadena, Texas
  • Stanhope Elmore High School in Millbrook, Alabama

Winners were chosen based on a variety of factors, including financial need and answer creativity, with selected schools receiving a three-performance licensing package and all rental materials free of charge. Applications were accepted through February 12, with winning performances required to be scheduled between June 2024 and December 2025.

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