Children's Playhouse of Maryland's Young Adult Series Presents A CHORUS LINE, Begin. Tonight

Children's Playhouse of Maryland's Young Adult Series Presents A CHORUS LINE, Begin. Tonight

Children's Playhouse of Maryland, in residence at the Essex campus of the Community College of Baltimore County, will showcase its young adult actors in its production of "A Chorus Line." Performances will be 1 p.m. weekends, tonight, May 3 through May 18 in the Administration Building Lecture Hall at CCBC Essex, 7201 Rossville Blvd. A 4 p.m. performance on May 11 will be sign language interpreted by students from the Interpreter Preparation program. The show, which is being presented as originally written, contains adult language and content and is not suitable for younger children. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased on line at www.cpmarts.org or from the CCBC Box Office at 443-840-2787 (ARTS) on Tuesdays through Fridays from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. and at the door one hour prior to the performance (space permitting.)

The cast has 25 student actors from Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County and Harford County. Featured performers include Zach Miller of Baltimore, Md. appearing as the director Zack, with Rachel Miller of Baltimore, Md. as his assistant Carrie. "The Line" (referring to the 17 actors auditioning for parts in Zack's musical) features Angelo Badolato of Pikesville, Md. as Don, Ilyssa Rubin of Nottingham, Md. as Maggie, Brady Fritz of Bel Air, Md. as Mike, Nicole Arrison of Bel Air as Connie, Yaki Weingarten of Pikesville, Md. as Greg, Nicole Smith of Timonium, Md. as Cassie, Kelsey Feeney of Bel Air, Md. as Sheila, Brendon Morrison of Catonsville, Md. as Bobby, Maddie Ulevich of Randallstown, Md. as Bebe, Tiffany Flaharty of Bel Air, Md. as Judy, Jovan Adams of Essex, Md. as Richie, Johnathon O'Neal of Baltimore, Md. as Al, Allison Mudd of Parkville, Md. as Kristine, Isabel Gordon of Baltimore, Md. as Val, Charlie Holt of Kingsville, Md. as Mark, Gino Cardoni of Middle River, Md. as Paul, and Zoe Feldman of Baltimore, Md. as Diana. Others performers are: Erin Sullivan of Bel Air, Md. (Tricia), Autumn Simpson of Millersville, Md., (Vicki), Devonte' Tasker of Baltimore, Md. (Frank), Eva Hellerbach of Baltimore, Md. (Lois), Hunter Lubawski of Dundalk, Md. (Tommie) and Angela Boeren of Rosedale, Md. (Rita). Liz Boyer Hunnicutt directs this production, with musical direction by Julie Parrish and choreography by Amanda Dickson.

"A Chorus Line" is a realistic portrayal of the experience of auditioning based on true accounts from Broadway performers. The off-stage director confronts a "Line" of dancers for his upcoming musical. Stories and backgrounds explain what brought each dancer to this audition and what moves them to continue in their quest to make it as professionals. The musical is filled with memorable songs as "ONE," "What I Did for Love," and "At the Ballet" that amplify the dreams and hopes of the diverse cast of would-be actors. One of the longest running musicals performed on Broadway, "A Chorus Line" is based on a book by James Kirkwood, Jr. and Nicholas Dante, and had music composed by Marvin Hamlisch and lyrics by Edward Kleban.

Parking lot 4 is adjacent to the CCBC Essex Administration Building Lecture Hall, a wheelchair-accessible facility. Requests for accommodation should be made at the time of advance ticket purchase. For more information about this production, call the Box Office at 443-840-2787 (ARTS), or the CPM Administrative Office at 443-840-2426. For directions, go to www.ccbcmd.edu.

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