The TONY Award and Pulitzer Prize winning musical, A Chorus Line will be presented at the Tower Theatre from September 16-25 for eight performances.
A Chorus Line is an American musical theatre classic, having originally played on Broadway for 15 years and over 6,000 performances. It is a brilliantly complex fusion of dance, song, and compellingly authentic drama.
The story focuses on an audition for a Broadway musical and is told through poignant, as well as humorous, stories shared by seventeen dancers who really want, and need, the job. Ultimately, only eight will be chosen. The stories, based on interviews with real-life aspiring actors are universal and are at the center of a show that is a powerful metaphor for all human aspiration
The music, written by Academy Award winner Marvin Hamlisch, includes such songs as I Hope I Get It, At the Ballet, What I Did For Love, Dance: Ten; Looks: Three and One.
A Chorus Line is directed by Broadway veteran Michael Heaton, with choreography by Michelle Mejaski of Gotta Dance Studio in Bend. Eileen Heaton is overseeing the vocal and music direction. Central Oregon Symphony Maestro Michael Gesme will be conducting an orchestra of 15 musicians. A centerpiece of the production will be the original Broadway costumes by TONY Award winning designer Theoni V. Aldredge.