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A Chorus Line to Run November 10-13, 2016

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Greensboro, N.C. – Greensboro Day School’s Upper School presents A Chorus Line, one of the most popular and longest running Broadway musicals of all time, November 10-13, 2016. 

Performances will take place in the Sloan Theatre in the Davison Center for the Arts at Greensboro Day School at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 10, Friday, November 11 and Saturday, November 12 and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 13.   Tickets for A Chorus Line go on sale to the public Monday, October 31.  Tickets are $10 for adults, and $7 for students and can be purchased online at www.greensboroday.org/tickets

The production features students Avery Blue as Zach, Babalwa Tetyana as Lori, Laura Tutterow as Cassie, Mary Brown as Sheila, Hayley Rafkin as Val, Emily Dean as Diana, Morgan Winstead as Judy, Meg Bennett as Kristine, Penny Hazlett as Mike, Caroline Moore as Maggie, Emily Brown as Bebe, Logan Forbis as Connie, Desmond McIntyre as Richie, Atticus Head as Don, Davis Dunham as Paul, Nick Saunders as Bobby, and Gray Rucker as Al with ensemble members Katie Barton (Vicki), Madison Head (Tricia,) Hallie Smith (Lois,) Jake Breeden (Roy,) Leonie Freischem (Carol,) Kayla Rafkin (Cindy,) and Kennedy Boston (Jan.)  The show is directed by Ruthie Tutterow, with choreography by Denise Johnson, set and lighting design by Dana Lowell, and musical and orchestral direction by Dr. Garrett Saake.

Set in 1975, the musical puts us in a Broadway theatre with a group of auditionees and a very ambitious director and his assistant during an audition for his latest Broadway show.  After the first round of cuts, we see the drama behind the drama as the director, Zach, asks each dancer to talk about themselves.  The stories go from funny, to emotionally revealing, to heartbreaking.  The show asks the question, “why do we put ourselves on the line?” and challenges each person to give their very best.  As Zach tries to choose a small number of those dancers to cast a very uniform chorus, we see the individual personalities of each of the dancers on the line.  From Cassie, the former standout who just needs “the music and the mirror and the chance to dance” to Val, a small-town girl with a new big-town body, to Mike, who took her sister’s place in dance class, saying “I can do that,” to Kristine, who could never really “sing.”  A Chorus Line was created from the life experiences of actual Broadway dancers, and won the Tony for Best Musical as well as the Pulitzer Prize for drama.  It was conceived, choreographed and directed by Michael Bennett, with a book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante, music by Marvin Hamlisch and lyrics by Edward Kleban. 

Greensboro Day School has adapted the show for a PG-13 audience as it does contain language and mature content.

Greensboro Day School is Greensboro’s oldest college preparatory school serving 792 students from Pre-Kindergarten through grade 12. The school’s mission is to develop the intellectual, ethical, and interpersonal foundations students need to become constructive contributors to the world.

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