Hope You Get to See A Chorus Line

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Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 at 10:00 AM
Hope You Get to See A Chorus Line by Miriam Lamey

Friday, Feb. 17

Auditioning can be the most intense part of an actor’s career. A Chorus Line, which will be performed at the Erie Playhouse, explores this unique experience through the stories of actors vying for a spot in a chorus line. The musical runs on select dates from Feb. 17 to March 5.

The original show opened on Broadway in April of 1975. A Chorus Line, composed by Marvin Hamlisch, begins in the middle of an audition for an unnamed Broadway musical; the director and his choreographer are auditioning hopefuls. The director asks the remaining performers to reveal more about themselves, and the dancers delve into their pasts, telling their unique stories. Interestingly enough, the musical was created around real stories from taped workshop sessions featuring actual Broadway dancers, or “gypsies.”

And what about the music? “I Hope I Get It” embodies many an actor’s dream; “What I Did For Love” and “Dance: Ten, Looks: Three” are other popular numbers.

The musical ultimately “salutes all dancers who have trod the boards. It tells of the achingly poignant ambitions of professional Broadway ‘gypsies,’” according to the Erie Playhouse. So, line up, grab a ticket to this renowned musical, and encounter another profession through the eyes of those directly involved. – Miriam Lamey

7:30 p.m. Feb. 17, 18, 23-25, Mar. 1-4; 2:00 p.m. Feb. 26, Mar. 5 // Erie Playhouse, 13 W. 10th St. // 454.2852

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