A CHORUS LINE is a stunning concept musical capturing the spirit and tension of a Broadway chorus audition. Exploring the inner lives and poignant ambitions of professional Broadway gypsies, the show features one powerhouse number after another. Memorable musical numbers include “What I Did for Love, “One,” “I Can Do That,” “At the Ballet,” “The Music and the Mirror,” and “I Hope I Get It.” Join our Advanced Theatre Students for this brilliantly complex fusion of song, dance, and compellingly authentic drama. We will be studying and presenting the High School Edition version, which is a full-length version adapted for performance by students with family audiences. See below for specifics.
Wednesday, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Auditions: Aug. 21 & 22; Call Backs, if necessary, and by invitation only, Aug. 23rd.
Auditions (Before Aug. 23rd): Students who are registered will audition August 22 and 23rd. Once registered, we will contact you to set up an audition time. See below for more information on auditioning. See below for cast descriptions.
Auditions (after Aug. 24th): Students who wish to audition after the first round of auditions, must register. Once registered, we will contact you to arrange an audition date/time. Feel free to contact us to learn more about remaining parts.
4 Performances: May 31 at 7 pm; June 1 at 7 pm; June 2 at 2 pm and 7 pm
Tuition: See Tuition Rates. All students who register will be charged a registration fee of $30. However, no additional payments will be collected until after the show has been cast. Registered students will be notified Aug. 27th. Those accepted into the program will be charged for September tuition. Those not accepted into the program will not be charged.
Performance Fee: A $125 performance fee will be assessed on or about March 15, 2019. This fee includes a performance t-shirt, DVD, 2 tickets and costume cleaning/rental fees. Siblings fee is $100 and does not include a DVD.
Note: This program is for serious students. Therefore, all those cast are expected to be enrolled in dance classes (at Not Just Dance OR elsewhere) and be either enrolled in music classes at school or taking private voice lessons. More specific requirements may be placed on other roles. See casting for information.
A CHORUS LINE – HIGH SCHOOL EDITION is a full-length version of the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, adapted for performance by high school students with family audiences. Every aspect of the show has been developed specifically for high school performers: dialogue and content are age-appropriate, dance sequences are of a length befitting high school dancers, and allowances are made to feature actors of any race or ethnicity. The materials have been prepared – with the authors’ approval – to help us mount the best possible production and to give students an exciting and rewarding experience.
Though it remains a full-length musical, A CHORUS LINE – HIGH SCHOOL EDITION differs from the original version in several ways. Here are some examples of the changes:
- The character of “Larry” is now “Lori,” allowing for an additional female principal role.
- The open call portion of the audition (“I Hope I Get It”) requires fewer boys.
- No references to smoking or suicide.
- “Hello Twelve, Hello Thirteen, Hello Love” no longer contains any explicit sexual content.
- “Dance: Ten; Looks: Three” now features the refrain “This and That,” and does not explicitly reference the character’s anatomy.
- The dance sequence in “The Music and the Mirror” is shortened.
- The first version of “One,” in which the actors learn the combination, is simplified.
- No “R-rated” profanity.
- Paul’s monologue is slightly reduced in length.
- Alternate dialogue is provided for more flexible casting of Connie, Richie and Judy, who can be played by actors of any race or height.