A CHORUS LINE To Kick Off Transcendence Theatre Co. 2019 Season
After eight seasons presenting its critically acclaimed "Broadway Under the Stars" musical revues, Transcendence Theatre Company announces the presentation of its first production of a Broadway musical.
The award-winning, Sonoma County based theater company opens its 2019 "Broadway Under the Stars" summer series with the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning musical "A Chorus Line." Conceived, directed and choreographed by Michael Bennett, "A Chorus Line" features music by Marvin Hamlisch; lyrics by Edward Kleban; book by James Kirkwood Jr. and Nicholas Dante; and additional choreography by Bob Avian. The groundbreaking musical ran for 6,137 performances on Broadway. When it closed in 1990, "A Chorus Line" achieved the milestone as the longest running Broadway show in history.
Transcendence Theatre Company presents "A Chorus Line" from June 14 to June 30, 2019 with weekend evening performances presented outdoors at the Jack London State Historic Park in Glen Ellen, Calif.
"We have been dreaming about producing 'A Chorus Line' for a decade," said Amy Miller, Artistic Director of Transcendence Theatre Company. "This is a groundbreaking moment for our company and for this entire community that has supported Transcendence and helped make this dream a reality.
" 'A Chorus Line' is a perfect show for Transcendence because it celebrates how every person has their own unique story and journey and how that unites us all through the experience of life. I am excited to direct this reimagined version of my favorite musical. You may have seen 'A Chorus Line' before, but you have never seen it under the stars in our field of dreams. We can't wait to share it," said Miller.
"A Chorus Line" was conceived in 1974 during workshop sessions attended by several Broadway dancers, including eight dancers who appeared in the original cast. Early workshops were hosted by dancers Michon Peacock and Tony Stevens until a young, up and coming Broadway director and choreographer, Michael Bennett, was invited as an observer. Eventually Bennett took full control of the workshops and development of the show. Serving as director and co-choreographer with Bob Avian, Bennett ushered "A Chorus Line" to its Off-Broadway debut at The Public Theater in April of 1975 and then to its Broadway opening July 25, 1975 at the Shubert Theatre. With critical praise and record-breaking box office sales, the musical was honored with nine Tony Awards and received the 1976 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
Transcendence Theatre Company's 2019 "Broadway Under the Stars" season is presented with outdoor weekend performances with shows at 7:30 p.m. at Jack London State Historic Park in Glen Ellen, Calif. The season opens with "A Chorus Line" playing June 14 to June 30, 2019 and continues with new musical revue productions of "Fantastical Family Night," presented July 19 and July 20; "Those Dancin' Feet," presented Aug. 9 to Aug. 25; and "Gala Celebration,"presented Sept. 6, 7 & 8.
The "Broadway Under the Stars" experience includes pre-show picnicking at 5 p.m. in the park's sprawling vineyard and meadow. Audiences are invited to enjoy musical entertainment before the main performance with homemade picnics or gourmet picnics purchased at nearby stores. At the venue there are pre-show picnic options with a variety of food from local gourmet food trucks and vendors and fine wine representing several Sonoma County wineries at each performance.
Season tickets are available with reduced savings when purchasing tickets for least two "Broadway Under the Stars" shows with options of general, premium and VIP tickets from $39.99 to $142.99. Single tickets are available with options of general, premium and VIP tickets from $45 to $145. Discounts also available with purchases of 10 or more tickets.
Reserve tickets by telephone at 877-424-1414 or online at BestNightEver.org