Dublin School will present the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical A Chorus Line Thursday – Saturday, February 21-23 at 7pm and Sunday, February 24 at 2pm. All performances will be in the Fountain Arts Theater on the Dublin School campus.
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A CHORUS LINE is a stunning concept musical originally conceived, directed and choreographed by Michael Bennett, with co-choreographer Bob Avian and writers James Kirkwood & Nicholas Dante (book), Marvin Hamlisch (music), and Edward Kleban (lyrics). Based upon a workshop and interviews with real Broadway performers, the play captures the spirit and tension of a Broadway chorus audition. The play departs from the usual glossy backstage musical by presenting a true picture of what it’s like to be in the theatre: glamorous, yes, at times, but also tough, heartbreaking and sometimes even tragic. The characters reveal their stories of how they came to a career in show business, and in the process reveal common themes of coming of age, the search for identity, validation, and love. Exploring the inner lives and poignant ambitions of professional Broadway gypsies, the show features one powerhouse number after another. Memorable musical numbers include “What I Did for Love, “One,” “I Can Do That,” “At the Ballet,” “The Music and the Mirror,” and “I Hope I Get It.” A brilliantly complex fusion of song, dance, edgy comedy, and compellingly authentic drama, A CHORUS LINE was instantly recognized as a classic.
The production is led by Dublin faculty, director Jenny Foreman, musical director Patrick Marr, and stage manager Sophie Luxmoore. The cast of twenty-five includes several local students: Alexandra Catlin ’22, Nora Rogers ’21, Otto Vogel ’20, Rohyn Contreras Schofield ’20, Erin Meiklejohn ’21, and Thomas Meiklejohn ’20 of Dublin; Gwyneth Thomson ’19 of Walpole, Lyle Hutchins ’21 of Chesterfield, Cliff O’Rourke ’22 of Peterborough, Willow Morrison ’22 of Keene and Emma Williams ’19 of Concord. The cast will be joined onstage with live music by accomplished local musicians, including pianist Tom Martin.
*Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents use discretion.
Performances are produced in arrangement with Tams-Witmark Musical Library, and this description is adapted from the production blurb on their website: https://tamswitmark.com/shows/a-chorus-line/