A Chorus Line
The Production examines one day in the lives of seventeen dancers, all vying for a
spot in the “chorus line” of a Broadway musical. After the first round of cuts,
Zach, the director and choreographer, asks each dancer to speak about
themselves, their life and how they found their place in the performing world.
Discomfort opens into revelation, confession leads to redemption, and within the
bright, outwardly homogenous chorus, the audience begins to see each dancer’s
From Cassie, the star who just needs the “music and the mirror and the chance to
dance,” to Val, a small-town girl with a brand-new big-town body, to Mike, who
took his sister’s place in dance class, saying “I can do that.” Based on real
Broadway dancers’ stories, as told to fellow dancer and choreographer Michael
Bennett, is funny, heartbreaking, and refreshingly honest.
A Chorus Line is the performers show, with every audience member finding a small part of themselves in one of the characters.