A Chorus Line
July 29 – August 4
ONE SINGULAR SENSATION
This singular sensation of a musical tells the story of 19 dancers at a final audition, vying for a spot in a Broadway show. A landmark American musical, A Chorus Line has been called “the greatest musical – ever.” With music by Oscar and Tony winning Marvin Hamlisch, A Chorus Line celebrates the dreams, guts and sweat that we all need to take our place “on the line.”
Dialogue and lyrics throughout the show include mature language and references to sexual situations.
The words asshole, bitch, crap, damn, faggot, hell, shit and tits are used in the show.
Two lines of dialogue reference alcohol and one line references smoking.
A character makes a joke about taking several Valium during the audition.
The four-part montage called “Hello Twelve” and the song “Dance: Ten; Looks: Three” contain sexual innuendo.
Several monologues contain sexual references as well.
Throughout the show, the director, Zach asks the “chorus line” to open up about their childhoods and personal struggles. Their responses, told in a series of monologues, explore such mature topics as discovering/questioning sexuality, growing up in broken families, and feeling the shame of being a misfit.
A Chorus Line is a Broadway classic. Centered on 17 Broadway dancers auditioning for spots on a chorus line, the show is set on the bare stage of a Broadway theatre during an audition for a musical.
A Chorus Line provides a glimpse into the personalities of the performers and the choreographer as they describe the events that have shaped their lives and their decisions to become dancers. The stories of certain individuals “on the line” involve mature content.
Following several workshops and an Off-Broadway production, A Chorus Line opened at the Shubert Theatre on Broadway July 25, 1975. An unprecedented box office and critical hit, the musical received 12 Tony Award® nominations and won nine, including Best Musical. Composer Marvin Hamlisch won both a Tony Award® and a Pulitzer Prize for his score. A Chorus Line ran for a record-breaking 6,137 performances until April 28, 1990.
Mark Your Calendar
Season tickets on sale
NOW – June 9
Single tickets on sale
May 8 – August 13
|Ticket Prices||Season*||Single||Season Savings|
|Center Boxes (C-6)||$637||$95||4%|
|Side Boxes (7-10)||$581||$90||8%|
|Terrace A (A-M)||$448||$74||14%|
|Terrace A (N-Y)||$329||$58||19%|
|Terrace B (A-M)||$231||$44||25%|
|Terrace B (N-Y)||$112||$31||48%|
|* Season Ticket prices include $7 service fee.|
Shuler Hensley (Julian Marsh)
Broadway: No Man’s Land/Waiting For Godot, Young Frankenstein,Tarzan, Oklahoma! (and West End- Tony, Drama Desk, OCC, Olivier Awards), Les Misérables. Off-Broadway: Grinch…, The Most Happy Fella, and Fiorello! (Encores!), The Whale (Lucille Lortel/Obie Awards; OCC, Drama League, and Drama Desk nominations; Stage Performance of the Year by NY Magazine), Silence! The Musical, Sweet And Sad (Drama Desk for Outstanding Ensemble). Regional/International: The Prince of Broadway, The Guardsman, Ghost Brothers Of Darkland County, The Phantom ofthe Opera, Wozzeck, Regina. Symphony Appearances: NY Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, New World Symphony Orchestra. TV: Shades of Blue, Banshee, The Americans, Law & Order: SVU, Criminal Intent. Film: Murder of a President, The Legend of Zorro, VanHelsing.
Emily Skinner (Dorothy Brock)
Muny: Billy Elliot, Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Broadway: Side Show (Tony nomination, Drama League Award), Jekyll & Hyde, The Full Monty, James Joyce’s The Dead, Dinner at Eight (Outer Critics Circle Nomination), Billy Elliot (BroadwayWorld Award). Off-Broadway: Jerry Springer The Opera (Carnegie Hall); Fiorello!, No Strings, Pardon My English, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (City Center Encores!); leading roles at Manhattan Theater Club, WPA Theater, Playwrights Horizons, Roundabout Theatre Company, York Theatre, Paramount Theatre at Madison Square Gardens. Regional: multiple roles at The Kennedy Center, Signature Theatre, Alliance Theatre, Ford’s Theatre, Long Wharf, The Old Globe, Goodspeed, Bucks County Playhouse, Virginia Rep, and many others. She has sung with symphonies around the globe and her numerous CD recordings may be found at Amazon.com. www.emily-skinner.com
Jay Armstrong Johnson (Billy Lawlor)
Muny: Hello, Dolly! and Pirates! Gilbert and Sullivan Plunder’d. Broadway: On The Town (Astaire Award nom.), Hands on a Hardbody, Catch Me If You Can, HAIR. TV/Film: Quantico (Dr. Will Olson; recurring), Sex & the City 2, Law & Order: SVU. Off-Broadway: Wild Animals You Should Know (MCC), Working (Drama Desk Award; Prospect Theater Co.). Other NY Theater: The Most Happy Fella (Encores!), Sweeney Todd (New York Philharmonic at Avery Fisher Hall). First national tour: A Chorus Line. Regional: The Last Goodbye (The Old Globe), On The Town (Barrington Stage Co.), Hands On A Hardbody (La Jolla Playhouse), Pool Boy (Barrington Stage Co), Hairspray (Weston Playhouse). Concert: 35mm: A Musical Exhibition (on iTunes).
Jonalyn Saxer (Peggy Sawyer)
Jonalyn is thrilled to be making her Muny debut in her all-time favorite show! Broadway: Honeymoon In Vegas, Bullets Over Broadway. Pre-Broadway/Regional: Gotta Dance (Bank Of America Theater, Chicago), Moonshine: That Hee Haw Musical (Dallas Theater Center), Pittsburgh CLO, Maine State Music Theater, Syracuse Stage, Merry-Go-Round Playhouse. Proud Syracuse University Graduate.
DENIS JONES (Director/Choreographer)
returns to The Muny having served as director/choreographer for 42nd Street (2016), Grease (2014), Spamalot (2013) and Chicago (2012), and as the choreographer of Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn (2015) and Pirates! (2012). Recent choreography credits include Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn (Broadway), Moonshine: That Hee-Haw Musical (Dallas Theatre Center); Forum (Two River), The Tempest (New York Shakespeare Festival), Honeymoon in Vegas (Broadway), Paint Your Wagon (NY City Center Encores!), Luck Be a Lady (Asolo Rep), The Sound of Music (Lyric Opera, Chicago), Damn Yankees (Paper Mill Playhouse, The 5th Avenue Theatre), Elf (5th Avenue), Forum, Johnny Baseball, She Loves Me (Williamstown Theatre Festival) and national tours of My Fair Lady, Man of La Mancha and Damn Yankees. Denis also directed and choreographed the off-Broadway production of Piece of My Heart.
BEN WHITELEY (Music Director)
Muny: 42nd Street (2016), My Fair Lady (2015), The Addams Family (2014), Spamalot (2013), Pirates! (2012), The Sound of Music (2005, 2010), Beauty and the Beast (2005, 2010, 2015), Kiss Me, Kate (2011); Oklahoma! (2007), The Music Man (2004), Meet Me in St. Louis (2004), South Pacific (2003). Music director for 1776 at City Center Encores!. Broadway/national tours: A Christmas Story, The Addams Family, Spamalot, The Full Monty, Cats (conducted final original Broadway performance), Grand Hotel, Falsettos, Big. Carnegie Hall: Sail Away (with Elaine Stritch), Carnegie Hall Salutes Comden and Green. Choral Direction: Carousel (NY Philharmonic/PBS.) City Center Encores!: associate music director and chorus master for 29 productions including Paint Your Wagon, The Most Happy Fella. Other: Paper Mill Playhouse, 5th Avenue Theatre, University of Michigan. Recordings: Allegro, Boardwalk Empire (Grammy Award), Merrily We Roll Along.