Thank you, NOVATO, CA: The Novato Theater Company presented: A Chorus Line. Dates: September 7 ‑30, 2018. Venue: Novato Theater Company
FOR THE RECORD:
Novato Theater Company, 5420 Nave Drive,
Suite C, Novato, CA 94949
September 7 – 30, 2018
A CHORUS LINE
Music by Marvin Hamlisch
Lyrics by Edward Kleban
Book by James Kirkwood Jr & Nicholas Dante
Directed by Marilyn Izdebski
A Chorus Line was originally conceived and choreographed by Michael Bennett.
A CHORUS LINE
The Musical A Chorus Line is a celebration of those unsung heroes of the American Musical Theatre – the chorus dancers. The show takes the audience through the final grueling audition run by the director, Zach, for a new Broadway musical. As Zach and the audience get to know each one of the ambitious performers, they show exactly what it takes to make it into – a chorus line.
To Cast and Crew and Creative team: Thank you! Team Marvin Hamlisch: A Celebration.
Laurie – Elise Terry
Cassie – Deborah Spake
Diana – Anna Vorperian
Val – Amanda Morando
Sheila – Katia McHaney
Maggie – Kelsey Magaña
Judy – Dana Cherry
Kristine – Janelly Calmell
Bebe – Lucy Phillipes
Connie – Heather Gant Bradley
Zach – Gregory Crane
Paul – Bryan Munar
Bobby – Isaak Heath
Mike – Carl Robinett
Richie – Lucas Evans
Al – Eric Levintow
Mark – Michael Kessell
Greg – Sleiman El-Ahmadieh
Don – John Diaz
VIDEO TRIBUTE: Baryshnikov on Broadway — From “A Chorus Line” — “One”
Connie – Shino Cline
Judy & Kristine – Ally Fry
Al & Richie – Jackson Mitchell
Director & Choreographer – Marilyn Izdebski
Musical Director – Judy Wiesen
Producer – ‘Electric’ Bill Weinberg
Stage Manager – Maureen Scheuenstuhl
Assistant Stage Manager – Brigid Tillotson
Lighting Design – Frank Sarubbi
Set Design – Michael Walraven
Costume Design – Janice Deneau
Sound Design – Sound Logic Inc
Music from A Chorus Line. Song: What I Did For Love. (This rendition by the great Aretha Franklin. RIP Aretha Franklin!
A CHORUS LINE is a magnificent concept musical capturing the spirit and tension of a Broadway chorus audition by presenting a true picture of what it’s like to be in the theatre world: glamorous, yes, but at times also tough and heart-breaking!
One Saturday night in January 1974, nineteen of Broadway’s best dancers gathered to share their stories. They sat in a circle; a tape recorder was turned on as they described the events that shaped their lives and their decisions to become dancers.
Choreographer Michael Bennet transformed these personal accounts into a series of songs and monologues which explore stories of disappointment, dreams and the plight of the professional dancer. And so began the creation of A CHORUS LINE which became one of the longest running shows in Broadway history, winning nine Tony Awards and a Pulitzer Prize for Drama!
The show features memorable musical numbers including ‘What I Did for Love’, ‘One’, ‘The Music and the Mirror’, and ‘I Hope I Get It’, to name but a few. With music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Edward Kleban and a book by James Kirkwood Jr. and Nicholas Dante, A CHORUS LINE is a brilliantly complex fusion of song, dance, and compellingly authentic drama, which has remained a musical theatre classic over the years.