Photo Flash: First Look at Molly Tynes, Tony Vierling, Tom Berklund, and More in Ordway's A CHORUS LINE
The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts presents A Chorus Line, now playing through Feb. 28. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action below!
Based on recordings of sessions with real professional dancers, A Chorus Line tells the stories of 17 dancers all vying for a spot in the chorus line of a Broadway musical. Set on a bare stage during the audition process, A Chorus Lineprovides a rare glimpse into the lives and personalities of the dancers as they describe the events that have shaped who they are today. The award-winning score includes such popular songs as "One," "I Hope I Get It," "At the Ballet" and "What I Did For Love."
Rocco will co-direct and co-choreograph the production with Kerry Casserly, artistic director of the Lundstrom Center for the Performing Arts and cast member of the 1970s Broadway production of A Chorus Line. "Adding Kerry to the team was a no-brainer because this show is in her heart and soul. Her choreography and direction helps us to explore the show's original intentions, bringing the same sense of urgency and reality that made it a success in the 1970s," added Rocco.
The cast comprises a mix of both local and Broadway dancers, including:
Zach .... Tom Berklund, Larry .... Tony Vierling, Cassie .... Molly Tynes, Sheila .... Pilar Millhollen, Val .... Maria Briggs, Diana .... Katrina Asmar, Judy .... Louise Madison, Kristine .... Renee Guittar, Maggie .... Amanda Lea, LaVergne, Bebe .... Katie Hahn, Connie .... Tiffany Chalothorn, Mike .... Tim Hausmann, Richie .... Herb Johnson, Don .... Brad Madison, Paul .... Omar Garibay, Mark .... Joey Miller, Gregory .... Anton Harrison LaMon, Bobby .... Andy J. Frye, Al .... Rush Benson, Vicki .... Anne Reason, Tricia .... Morgan Kirvida, Lois .... Kayla Jenerson, Frank .... Jonathon Dull, Butch .... Rudolph Searles III, Roy .... Cameron Meilicke
Conceived and originally directed and choreographed by Michael Bennett, A Chorus Linefeatures music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Edward Kleban and a book by James Kurtwood and Nicholas Dante. The show originally opened at the Schubert Theatre in July 1975. It quickly became a box office hit, receiving nine Tony Awards (including Best Musical, Best Director and Best Choreography) and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The original Broadway production ran for 6,137 performances, becoming the longest-running production in Broadway history until it was surpassed byCats in 1997. Today, it remains the sixth longest-running Broadway show ever.
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Photo Credit: ©2016 RichRyan
Maria Briggs With Company
Tim Hausmann With Company
Molly Tynes With Company