Shore Thing Productions Presents A Chorus Lin
Open auditions for Shore Thing Productions’ A Chorus Line, the TONY Award and Pulitzer Prize winning musical, will be held June 27-28 at Pinckney Center on the Central Oregon Community College campus.
The public will be able to take a peek behind the curtain as A Chorus Line callbacks for audition finalists will be held at the Tower Theatre in conjunction with Bend’s First Friday Art Walk on July 1 from 5-9pm.
Shore Thing Productions’ A Chorus Line is being directed by Broadway veteran Michael Heaton, with choreography by Michelle Mejaski of Gotta Dance Studio in Bend. Music and vocal direction will be overseen by Eileen Heaton with Central Oregon Symphony Maestro Michael Gesme conducting a nineteen piece orchestra. A centerpiece of the production will be the original Broadway costumes designed by TONY Award winner Theoni V. Aldredge.
A Chorus Line 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.
A Chorus Line is an American musical theatre classic, having originally played on Broadway for fifteen years and over 6,000 performances, that is a brilliantly complex fusion of dance, song and compellingly authentic drama.
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: 10; Looks: 3 and One.
Shore Thing Productions’ A Chorus Line will be presented by The Tower Theatre Foundation as a part of the theatre’s popular Marquee Series on September 16 and run for eight performances through September 25.