The 2018 Maine South High School Musical
April 20, 21, 22, 27, & 28

MUSICAL WORKSHOP NOVEMBER 30 @ 3:30 - MEET IN PA 105 (the Choir Room)
AUDITIONS ARE ON DECEMBER 4 & 5 in the Choir Room

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When A Chorus Line opened in 1975, audiences were shocked at its raw honesty, its look “back stage” at auditions for a Broadway show. Today, we are used to auditions; we’re used to seeing people put everything “on the line” in shows like The Voice or So You Think You Can Dance. We’re used to hearing people talk about their lives on the latest reality show or in blogs everywhere.

In 1975, creator and director Michael Bennett, in collaboration with a group of top theatre artists and performers, brought the story of chorus dancers (“gypsies”) to life on stage. The original musical hit the stage at a volatile time—in the wake of Vietnam and Watergate, as the hippy era declined, and as movements in civil rights, women’s rights, and gay rights were gaining voices across the world.   A Chorus Line took the dancers’ own words and in a powerfully simple setting – a bare Broadway stage – told their stories through words, song, and especially, dance. It was utterly unique. It changed the American musical forever.

After rapturous reviews and passionate word of mouth, the show was moved to the Shubert Theatre on Broadway, where it played to sold out crowds for fifteen years. The show closed on April 28, 1990, after 6,137 performances. It won nine Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize for drama. The success of A Chorus Line has generated many successful productions worldwide and was revived on Broadway in 2006, and in the West End in 2013.

If you were not at the Dance Workshop on November 19, you will need to learn the choreography in the videos linked above.  It would be a great idea to grab some friends and practice together.  
Everyone that auditions will be performing this dance combination.

STUDENT DIRECTOR APPLICATION (Due on December 4, to Mrs. Saurer)

Music will be available soon!