CHARLOTESVILLE, VA: The University of Virginia and The Heritage Theatre Festival presented the Musical A Chorus Line from June 21 to July 1st. Venue: The Culbreth Theatre at UVA. Go Cavaliers! @UVAHTF @HHSTHEATRE. Heritage Theatre Festival.
FOR THE RECORD: VENUE: CULBRETH THEATRE
FOR THE RECORD: THE HERITAGE THEATRE FESTIVAL’S A CHORUS LINE:
Venue: Culbreth Theatre at UVA
109 Culbreth Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903
Thursday, June 21, 2018 to Sunday, July 1, 2018
Conceived and Originally Directed and Choreographed by Michael Bennett
Book by James Kirkwood & Nicholas Dante, Music by Marvin Hamlisch, Lyrics by Edward Kleban
This Production Directed and Choreographed by Matthew Steffens
Broadway’s Nikka Graff Lanzarone headlined Heritage Theatre Festival’s Season Opening Production of A CHORUS LINE (in the role of Cassie)
A CHORUS LINE:
This singular sensation burst on the Broadway scene in 1975 with a never-before-seen look inside the hearts of dancers willing to give their all for a spot in a Broadway show. Now, more than four decades later, the Tony award-winning show continues to resonate with sizzling dance numbers and unforgettable characters whose passion and stories ring as true in today’s world as they ever have before.
Nikka Graff Lanzarone (Cassie)
Jim Moscater (Zach)
Jesus Sepulveda (Larry)
Emma Benson (Bebe)
Camden Loeser (Mike)
Hannah Kevitt (Connie)
Jeffrey Marc Alkins (Greg)
Helena Fay Thompson (Sheila)
Kade Wright (Bobby)
Ainsley Seiger (Maggie)
McLain Powell (Judy)
Mason Reeves (Richie)
Josh Dunn (Al)
Cassidy Halpin (Kristine)
Gianina Mugavero (Val)
Michael Hardenberg (Mark)
Julian Sanchez (Paul)
Nisa Mercado (Diana)
Alisa Ledyard (Vickie)
Camden Luck (Trisha)
Christine Thalwitz (Lois)
Daniel Kingsley (Roy)
“I think Heritage Theatre Festival audiences are going to be astounded by the talent and heart each of these performers brings to this piece. Time after time we found ourselves seeing and feeling something new from the show thanks to the unique perspective our actors were bringing from their talents and their backgrounds.” Matthew Steffens.
Heritage Theatre Festival:
Heritage Theatre Festival created one singular sensation with its 2018 season-opening production of the beloved Broadway classic A Chorus Line thanks to a stellar cast led by Broadway veteran Nikka Graff Lanzarone and an array of national, regional, and local talent.
The production, launched the tenure of UVA alumna Jenny Wales as Artistic Director and opened on June 22 at Culbreth Theatre. It also marked a UVA reunion for Wales and director Matthew Steffens, who met as first-years on the steps of Peabody Hall. Steffens, a noted Broadway actor, singer, dancer, director, and choreographer, returned to Grounds for the first time as a professional and continuing a long and fruitful partnership with Wales that has seen them work together on multiple productions over the last 20 years.
Our Music Director, Greg Harris is a phenomenal musical talent and skilled collaborator who knows Heritage as well as anyone thanks to his long history of great work here; Lee Kennedy, our lighting designer is a professor at UVA who most recently opened Summer and Smokeat Classic Stage Company in NYC; Alexae Visel, Costume Designer, has worked at such theatres as Yale Repertory Theatre and Theatre for a New Audience; Scenic Designer Chris Thompson was most recently working as the Assistant Scenic Designer on My Fair Lady on Broadway; Sound Designer Michael Rasbury is a professor at UVA and has worked regionally around the country. It’s a strong team who is pushing me to think about A Chorus Line in new and innovative ways.”
VIDEO FLASHBACK: A CHORUS LINE LONDON (AT OLIVIER AWARDS)
The 2018 Heritage Theatre Festival season is dedicated to the memory of David W. Weiss, a founder of Heritage Theatre Festival and former Chair of the Department of Drama.
To cast and crew: BREAK A LEG! Team Marvin Hamlisch: A Celebration!