"A Chorus Line," conceived and originally choreographed and directed by Michael Bennett, with a book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante, music by Marvin Hamlisch and lyrics by Edward Kleban, can be seen through Aug. 18 at the Chagrin Valley Little Theatre.
The musical shares the story of a group of ambitious dancers competing for eight coveted spots in the chorus of a Broadway musical. Through the audition they bare their souls while sharing stories of their childhood, ambitions, fears, and experiences in show business. The songs, including "What I Did For Love," "One," "Nothing," "Dance: Ten Looks: Three," and "I Can Do That," have become Broadway standards.
Director/choreographer Pamela LaForce helms CVLT's production with musical director Nicholas Wilders. The cast includes Michael Litherland, Alex Marzullo, Jake Washabaugh, Talia Consentino, Brandon Harmon, Jen Justice, Sarah Durham, Greg Donnellan, Genny Vince, Sara Bogomolny, Christian Nichols, Megan Astman, Cassandra Mears, Julian Kruyne, Devon Turchan, Abby Zerull, Steven Tiderman, Katelyn Cassidy, Heather Strahl, Belle Puckett, Marissa Gellander, and Alyssa Whiddon.
"A Chorus Line" plays on CVLT's Main Stage at 40 River Street in Chagrin Falls' Theatre District, with performances on Friday & Saturday nights at 8 p.m., with Sunday matinees on Aug. 3 and 10 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 regular, $16 students and seniors. Not recommended for children due to adult themes and suggestive language.
Tickets for all CVLT productions can be purchased online at CVLT.org or by phone at 440-247-8955 between 1 and 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday.