We open our 85th season with the award-winning Broadway musical “A Chorus Line.” The play opens on August 5th and features a talented cast that will sing and dance their way into your heart.
Directed by Robin Burke with musical direction by Manny Houston and choreography by Megan Pue, “A Chorus Line” examines one day in the lives of 17 dancers, all vying for a spot in the chorus line of a Broadway musical. After the first round of cuts, the director and choreographer, asks each dancer to speak about themselves. Discomfort opens into revelation, confession leads to redemption and, within the bright, outwardly homogeneous chorus, the audience begins to see each dancer’s individuality.
Following several workshops and an Off-Broadway production, “A Chorus Line” opened on Broadway on July 25, 1975, directed and choreographed by Michael Bennett. It became a critical hit, receiving 12 Tony Award nominations (winning nine) and earning the 1976 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. In 1985, “A Chorus Line” was made into a movie starring Michael Douglas, Terrence Mann and Michael Blevins.
Burke is no stranger to this production, having been a cast member in the Footlight production in 1992.
“I am very happy to be able to direct this production of ‘A Chorus Line,’ Burke said. “It is one of the great shows of Broadway and one of the longest running. It is a timeless look into the lives of musical actors, and gives the audience a look at why we do what we do.”
The cast includes several Footlight regulars, including Cameron Christensen in the roll of Zach, the show’s director. A graduate student at the College of Charleston, Christensen starred in last season’s “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” as Freddy Benson and “Hay Fever” as Simon Bliss. Another Footlight regular, Taylor Ann Spencer will play the role of Cassie. A College of Charleston graduate, Spencer starred in “Hay Fever” as Sorel and in “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” as Jolene.A CHORUS LINE Reserve your seats
NOTE: Footlight Players Theatre does not offer advisories about subject matter. This play does contain adult content and themes. If you have any questions about content, age-appropriateness or stage effects (theatrical fog, vaporizers or herbal cigarettes, strobe lights) that might affect a patron’s comfort, please contact the box office at 843-722-4487.