The Arvada Center Opens the 2017 – 2018 Season with “A Chorus Line”

THE ARVADA CENTER OPENS THE 2017 – 2018 SEASON WITH  “A CHORUS LINE”

Arvada CO – The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities will open its 42nd theatre season with the hit Broadway musical A Chorus Line directed by Rod A. Lansberry, on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. A Chorus Line spans one day in the lives of 17 dancers all vying for a coveted spot in the chorus of a Broadway musical. Considered groundbreaking when it opened on Broadway in 1975, the musical went on to win nine Tony Awards and the 1976 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Today, it remains as touching and powerful as when it debuted and is one of the longest running musicals on Broadway. The 2017 – 2018 Theatre Season is sponsored by Lutheran Medical Center. A Chorus Line is underwritten by

Dr. and Mrs. Richard A. Patt and The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation.

Performances are Tuesday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m., matinees on Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 p.m., through October 1. Preview performances are September 8, 9 and 10 at 7:30 p.m. Audience engagement events, including insider’s talkbacks and happy hours with the cast, are held through the run of the production. Please note – A Chorus Line is performed without intermission. To purchase tickets go to http://arvadacenter.org/a-chorus-line or call 720-898-7200.

Everything is on the line for 17 dancers as they audition for a highly sought-after place in the chorus of a Broadway musical.  Through this exhausting process, their stories and vulnerabilities are laid on the line as they ultimately come together and become one singular sensation! In a brilliant fusion of song, dance, and compellingly authentic drama, the musical features one powerhouse number after another including “What I Did for Love," “One,” and “I Can Do That.”

A Chorus Line was conceived and originally directed by Michael Bennett. The book was written by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante, with music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Edward Kleban and original co-choreography by Bob Avian. In addition to director Rod A. Lansberry, the Arvada Center creative team includes David John Madore (music director), Kitty Skillman Hilsabeck (choreographer), Brian Mallgrave (scene design), Samantha R. De La Fuente-Meche (costume design), Shannon McKinney (light design) and David Thomas (sound design).

The cast features Stephen Cerf (Zach), Jean-Luc Cavnar-Lewandowski (Larry), Dayna Tietzen (Cassie), Katie Mitchell (Sheila), Lexie Plath (Val), Natalie Kaye Clater (Diana), Kristen Paulicelli (Judy), Seles VanHuss (Kristine), Jordana Grolnick (Maggie), Jennifer Arfsten (Bebe), Rae Leigh Case (Connie), P. Tucker Worley (Mike), Michael Canada (Richie), Matthew Dailey (Don), Jake Mendes (Paul), Tyler Jensen (Mark), Ron Tal (Greg), Parker Redford (Bobby) and Zac Norton (Al). The ensemble features Norrell Moore, Emily Hin, Shannan Steele, Danny Kingston, Adam Estes, David Miller and Joe Callahan.

 

A Chorus Line

Opens Tuesday, September 12 at 7:30 p.m.

Runs September 12 – October 1, 2017

Tuesday – Saturday 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday matinée, 1:00 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday matinée, 2:00 p.m.

Preview Performances

September 8, 9, and 10

7:30 p.m.

Happy Hours with the Cast

Stay after the performance for a social hour with the cast!

Friday, September 22 after the 7:30 p.m. performance, and Wednesday, September 27 after the 1:00 p.m. performance.

Audience Talk Backs

These discussions after the performance will cover particular interesting subjects about the production with the cast, director, and/or designers

Tuesday, September 19 and Thursday, September 28 after the 7:30 p.m. performances.