A Chorus Line Launches Aurora Theatre’s 16th Season

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A Chorus Line at Aurora Theatre

Pamela Gold, Photo by Chris Bartelski

Aurora Theatre opens their 16th Sensational Season with A Chorus Line, winner of 9 Tony Awards, including “Best Musical”, the Pulitzer Prize for drama, and the longest-running American Broadway musical ever. Running August 4 through September 4, 2011, A Chorus Line will be the largest musical in Aurora Theatre history with 26 actors and a live band. The performances will explode into the intimate 250-seat auditorium, truly making the audience feel like they are a part of the experience.

“With a company of actors that is 10% of the capacity of your audience; this would be like seeing a show at the Fox Theatre with a cast of over 500,” mentions Anthony Rodriquez, Producing Artistic Director of Aurora Theatre.

A formidable company of talent has been put together by Aurora Theatre for this very demanding production. As Cassie, a dancer looking for her last shot, Pamela Gold (How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying – Broadway revival opposite Matthew Broderick) returns to Aurora after being featured as Lina Lamont in Singin’ in the Rain.

Also featured are New York actors Brance Cornelius (National tour: How the Grinch Stole Christmas) as song and dance man Mike Costa and David Rossetti (National Tours: Hairspray and Fame & Kiss Me, Kate, Aurora Theatre) as the troubled and talented Paul. As the demanding director Zach is Aurora Producing Artistic Director Anthony Rodriguez. Other Aurora favorites in the company are Leslie Bellair (Singin’ in the Rain – Aurora Theatre, Avenue Q – Horizon Theatre), Ricardo Aponte (Christmas Canteen – Aurora Theatre, The Buddy Holly Story – Georgia Ensemble) and Nicole Dramis (Singin’ in the Rain & Over the River and Through the Woods – Aurora Theatre). Director Anne Towns, Choreographer Jen MacQueen and Aurora Associate Producer and Resident Music Director Ann-Carol Pence are the same talented creative team from last season’s smash hit, Singin’ in the Rain.

A Chorus Line at Aurora Theatre

Brance Cornelius, Pamela Gold, Courtney Godwin & David Rossetti, Photo by Chris Bartelski

The performance will August 4 – September 4, Wednesdays – Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Tickets range from $16 – $35. For tickets and more information, please visit the Aurora Theatre website.  Bring your library card for the preview performance on August 2 and get a $10 ticket. Wednesday Discount Matinees are August 24 and 31 at 10 a.m.

Conceived and originally directed and choreographed by Michael Bennett, A Chorus Line is an unconventionally personal audition portrayed live onstage in real time. Feel the drama of these dancers who convey the hope and pain of what they do for love, putting everything on the line to fulfill their dream of winning a role in a Broadway musical. Crossing the line between Broadway and the pop charts, A Chorus Line contains many iconic melodies, including; What I Did for Love, At the Ballet and One! (Singular Sensation).