Friday, June 04, 2010

Get in Line for "A Chorus Line"

A Chorus Line opens in the midst of the grueling audition process: a cast of dancers move gracefully, stumble, and get corrected and critiqued.  You're amazed at the skill.  You laugh at the comedic characters.  Then after this amazing sequence, the dismissal of some, there many more stories to tell.

The show features stories of childhood, inspirations, and struggles from the many points of view of the cast of characters.  Interwoven in these stories are song and dance.  You'll laugh at "Dance: Ten; Looks: Three" (Val: Kristen Martin) and be amazed at the dancing in "The Music and the Mirror" (Cassie: Rebecca Riker).  I teared up a bit at the monologue by Paul (Nicky Venditti) and, as a short Asian girl (though not as short) I related well to the four-foot-ten part of "Hello Twelve, Hello Thirteen, Hello Love" by Connie (Catherine Ricafort).

And I think that's the best part of "A Chorus Line" - there's probably something you can find yourself relating to - the pressure of acceptance, the passion for a dream, the struggle and success to get there...or just growing up.

A Chorus Line runs at the Pantages Theatre until June 13th 2010.  For more information, visit

Following A Chorus Line run will be In the Heights from June 22-July 25th.  Want to win tickets to the opening of In the HeightsEnter our contest - check out this entry for more details.

-Charity Tran

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