June 6 – June 23, 2012
Book by JAMES KIRKWOOD & NICHOLAS DANTE
Music by MARVIN HAMLISCH
Lyrics by EDWARD KLEBAN
Conceived & originally directed & choreographed by MICHAEL BENNETT
Original Broadway production produced by the New York Shakespeare Festival
Joseph Papp, Producer, in association with Plum Productions, Inc.
A CHORUS LINE is a stunning musical-verite about a chorus audition for a Broadway musical. It tells of the achingly poignant ambitions of professional Broadway gypsies to land a job in the show, and is a powerful metaphor for all human aspiration. Memorable musical numbers include I Can Do That, At the Ballet, Dance: Ten; Looks: Three, The Music and the Mirror, What I Did for Love, One (Singular Sensation) and I Hope I Get It. It is a brilliantly complex fusion of dance, song and compellingly authentic drama. The photo above is from MSMT’s last performance of this amazing classic in 1997.