October 4 – 13
Opening Night: October 5
In 1974, choreographer Michael Bennet invited a group of his friends to a studio in New York to talk about their lives as dancers. For twelve hours, with a reel-to-reel tape recorder running, they shared their personal stories, which became the basis for the now legendary musical A Chorus Line. Winner of nine Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize, A Chorus Line is a passionate tribute to Broadway’s chorus dancers: those valiant and highly trained performers who back up the star or stars – and often make them look even more talented than they are. Department of Drama director/ choreographer Brian J. Marcum (Crazy for You) helms a production that simultaneously honors the original work while reimagining its pioneering spirit.
Conceived and Originally Directed and Choreographed by Michael Bennett
Book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante
Music by Marvin Hamlisch
Lyrics by Edward Kleban
Co-choreographed by Bob Avian
Directed and Choreographed by Brian J. Marcum
Music Direction by Brian Cimmet
This event was first published on August 30, 2019 and last updated on September 17, 2019.