Act II Entertainment Presents “A Chorus Line”
Published Nov 4, 2013, 11:30am - (Updated Feb 7, 2014, 4:50pm)
Act II Entertainment presents “A Chorus Line,” the award-winning musical, at their brand new Main Stage Theater, November 14 - December 21. This landmark show forever changed the way we look at Broadway. In A Chorus Line, a group of dancers auditioning for a Broadway musical lay their talent and their life experiences on the line, as they undergo the grueling auditioning process.
The original production opened at the Public Theater’s Newman Theatre on May 21, 1975 and transferred to Broadway’s Shubert Theatre on July 25th, opening there on October 19th of that year. It won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Score and Book, and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award. It ran for nearly 15 years, closing on April 28, 1990 after 6,137 performances. On September 29, 1983, A Chorus Line became the longest-running American musical in Broadway history and held this title for 28 years from 1983 to 2011.
Act II Entertainment’s production is directed by Elizabeth Ensor, with musical direction by Rhonda Padmos. The cast includes a number of talented members of the local acting community, including Stephanie Bratnick, Martha Herrera, Heidi Pitts, Joe Harkin, Alex Acevedo, and Benjamin Roeling, among them. For more information and tickets, visit www.actiientertainment.com or www.vallartatickets.com.
In an empty theatre, on a bare stage, casting for a new Broadway musical is almost complete. The field’s been narrowed down to just 14 dancers. For these men and women, this audition is the chance of a lifetime. It’s what they’ve worked for — with every drop of sweat, every hour of training, every day of their lives. It’s the one opportunity to do what they’ve always dreamed of. Not to be the star, but to get the job … to have the chance to dance and come through. But before the final cut is made, the director Zach asks each of them to talk about themselves.
He starts by asking their name, age, hometown and reason for being a dancer. But Zach wants more than just their resumes. He wants to know about their families, friends, lovers, ambitions and careers. One by one, they come forward. Some are shy or reluctant, while others are more than happy to reveal their innermost thoughts. From funny to heartbreaking, these dancers share with us the stories of their lives. They put themselves on the line to get a job on the line. And when they’re done, so is the audition. And the final chorus line of 8 dancers is chosen. For more information visit Act II Entertainment online or go to www.vallartatickets.com