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The Gallery Players present A Chorus Line from September 8 - September 30, 2018, in Park Slope.

A Chorus Line

GALLERY PLAYERS | Park Slope
Thursday, September 27, 2018

The Gallery Players present A Chorus Line from September 8 - September 30, 2018, in Park Slope. 

A Chorus Line, one of the most popular and successful American musicals of all time, plays directly into the values that are deeply rooted in the American psyche: the everyman putting himself on the line for a chance at a dream. Giving audience members the chance to feel like they are invisible eavesdroppers in the rarefied and exclusive world of an actual Broadway audition, the Gallery Players’ production in an intimate, 99-seat theater will heighten this sense of authenticity, allowing audiences to share the suspense of the auditioning dancers while literally watching them sweat it out in real time.

The show features such powerhouse numbers as “What I Did for Love,” “One,” and “I Hope I Get It.” A brilliant, complex fusion of song, dance and drama, A Chorus Line was revolutionary when it opened on Broadway in 1975 and was instantly recognized as a classic.

Director Tom Rowan, who previously staged the Gallery Players’ productions of Master Class and A Little Night Music, researched the history of the show for years before being commissioned to write the 2015 book A Chorus Line FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About Broadway’s Singular Sensation. He also directed the award-winning 40th Anniversary New York production of the show at The Secret Theatre.

Choreographer Eddie Gutierrez, who played Paul in one of the national tours and in several regional productions, is teaching Gallery’s cast the original Broadway choreography, which he has studied with several members of the original cast and production team.

The memorable score will be played by a live band led by Musical Director Jason Liebson.

 

A Chorus Line is a celebration of those unsung heroes of the Broadway musical: the chorus dancers-those valiant, over-dedicated, underpaid, highly trained performers who live in the background of the limelight. Seventeen dancers compete for a spot in the chorus line of a Broadway show, and the drama unfolds as they perform dazzling dance numbers and reveal personal stories through heartfelt songs.

Tickets: $30 (adults) | $20 (seniors and children)
Buy online or call (212) 352-3101

Sat, Sept 8 @ 8pm
Sun, Sept 9 @ 3pm
Thur, Sept 13 @ 8pm
Fri, Sept 14 @ 8pm
Sat, Sept 15 @ 2pm
Sun, Sept 16 @ 3pm*
Thur, Sept 20 @ 8pm
Fri, Sept 21 @ 8pm Sat, Sept 22 @ 2pm
Sat, Sept 22 @ 8pm
Sun, Sept 23 @ 3pm
Thur, Sept 27 @ 8pm
Fri, Sept 28 @ 8pm
Sat, Sept 29 @ 2pm
Sat, Sept 29 @ 8pm
Sun, Sept 30 @ 3pm

*GalleryTalks immediately following the performance

Residing in a 99-seat theater in Park Slope, the Gallery Players has provided Brooklyn audiences with professional-quality theatre since 1967. Beloved on both sides of the Brooklyn Bridge, Gallery is dedicated to producing classic and contemporary plays and musicals as well as premiering new works. Recipient of the Off-Off Broadway Review’s 2000 Award for Lifetime Achievement, the 2013 Leonard da Vinci Award from the Beaux Arts Society, and the New York Innovative Theatre Awards for outstanding musical for Urinetown, Yank, and Like You Like It. The Gallery Players’ season comprises three plays and three musicals, covering a remarkably wide range of dramatic and comedic styles; the annual Black Box New Play Festival, which gives premiere performances of new works by playwrights; Players’ Shakespeare; and Overtures: A New Musical Reading Series.