“I want to do what I love as much as I can and as long as I can. But at least now - I’m doing it for me. Who are you doing it for?”
With its blend of powerful vocals, high-energy choreography, and amusing and poignant vignettes, A Chorus Line is a stunning musical celebrating the talented and dedicated performers of the Broadway chorus. The show depicts the final gruelling round of auditions for a new Broadway musical, and for seventeen dancers, this is the life-changing opportunity they have worked towards for their entire career. A Chorus Line is a powerful metaphor for human ambition, revealing the truth of the glamorous yet competitive world of show-business, and what happens when you put everything on the line in pursuit of a dream. Marvin Hamlisch’s iconic score features such classics as What I Did for Love, The Music and the Mirror, and the spectacular finale: One (Singular Sensation). Based on true stories of the struggles of performers wanting to make it big on the Broadway stage, A Chorus Line has become an instantly recognisable classic, with the original production winning no fewer than nine Tony Awards.
Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society presents A Chorus Line
This production of A Chorus Line enjoyed an unprecidented sell-out run of six performances at the ADC Theatre between Tuesday 30th October and Saturday 3rd November 2019.
"The producing, direction, the music direction, the choreography, the lighting, the costumes, and the stage management were all excellent. We have seen most productions at the ADC over the last 46 years, and yours was right up among the very best!" - Sir Geoffrey Cass, Chairman of the Roral Theatrical Support Trust, Former Chairman of the Royal Shakespeare Compant, and Chairman of the ADC Appeal
"I'm still getting my breath back from last nights excellent performance of A Chorus Line. Yet again this wonderful little gem of a theatre has surpassed my expectations" - Audience Member
Find out more about the show and view the production gallery at: https://lad462.wixsite.com/achorusline
Varsity: https://www.varsity.co.uk/theatre/16385 - "Never before has the ADC Theatre seen a musical quite like this... it is not to be missed!" (Esme Cavendish)
TCS: https://youtu.be/QiPjeR7Tipw - featuring rehearsal footage and interviews with Luke Dell (Director), Eliza Mahoney (Choreographer), Jamie Williams (Assistant Director), Jessica Hopkins (Cassie) and Henry Eaton-Mercer (Zach)
A Chorus Line was conceived and originally directed and choreographed by Michael Bennett. Book by James Kirkwood & Nicholas Dante. Music by Marvin Hamlisch. Lyrics by Edward Kleban. Co-choreographed by Bob Avian. Original Broadway production produced by the New York Shakespeare Festival, Joseph Papp, Producer, in association with Plum Productions, Inc. By arrangement with MusicScope and Stage Musicals Limited of New York.