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A Chorus Line - March 6Posted Feb. 25, 2013
A Chorus Line, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical for everyone who's ever had a dream and put it all on the line is back on tour with an all new production. A Chorus Line comes to the Performing Arts Center at Kent State University at Tuscarawas on March 6 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $37 - $58 and can be purchased now at the Performing Arts Center box office, online at www.tusc.kent.edu/pac or by calling 330-308-6400. The box office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
This national touring play tells the story of casting for a new Broadway musical. For 17 dancers, this audition is the chance of a lifetime. It's what they've worked for - with every drop of sweat, every hour of training, every day of their lives. It's the one opportunity to do what they've always dreamed -- to have the chance to dance.
The original production of A Chorus Line opened at the Public Theater's Newman Theatre on May 21, 1975 and transferred to Broadway's Shubert Theatre on July 25th, opening there on October 19th of that year. It won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Score and Book, and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award. It ran for nearly 15 years, closing on April 28, 1990 after 6,137 performances.
In 2006,A Chorus Linereclaimed its place in the heart of Broadway at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre where it opened to rave reviews on October 5, 2006. Elysa Gardner of USA Today called it "Exhilarating and endearing, it still has a freshness and fervency too seldom seen in contemporary musicals," while The New York Daily News exclaimed "There's nothing better! The show thrills from the opening number to the glittering finale," and Jeffrey Lyons of WNBC TV hailed it "An American Masterpiece." This new production is directed and restaged by Baayork Lee.
The Performing Arts Center at Kent State Tuscarawas is located at 330 University Dr. NE, New Philadelphia. Free parking is available for all shows.
Pam Patacca, 330.308.7473
Kent State University at Tuscarawas
Feb. 25, 2013