It’s a classic and I am excited to join the students from Oakfields College Faculty of Dance and Musical Theatre as they present their annual production – which this year is the theatre classic – A Chorus Line!
This years show is set to captivate, delight and move audiences at the Joburg Fringe Theatre from the 9 – 19 August.
A Chorus Line is a magnificent concept musical capturing the spirit and tension of a Broadway chorus audition by presenting a true picture of what it’s like to be in the theatre world: glamorous, yes, but at times also tough and heart-breaking!
One Saturday night in January 1974, nineteen of Broadway’s best dancers gathered to share their stories. They sat in a circle; a tape recorder was turned on as they described the events that shaped their lives and their decisions to become dancers.
Choreographer Michael Bennet transformed these personal accounts into a series of songs and monologues which explore stories of disappointment, dreams and the plight of the professional dancer. And so began the creation of A Chorus Line which became one of the longest running shows in Broadway history, winning nine Tony Awards and a Pulitzer Prize for Drama!
The show features memorable musical numbers including ‘What I Did for Love’, ‘One’, ‘The Music and the Mirror’, and ‘I Hope I Get It’, to name but a few.
Over the past six years, the Oakfields College Faculty of Dance and Musical Theatre has established a solid reputation for setting the bar when it comes to quality student productions.
Dates: 9 to 19 August in the evenings (excluding Mondays) at 20h00 with additional Saturday and Sunday matinee performances at 15h00.
Venue: The Fringe at Joburg Theatre
Tickets cost R75 per person. Students and scholars pay only R65 per person.
Online bookings can be made on the theatre website at www.joburgtheatre.co.za or call 0861 670 670.
Note – There is no age restriction. However, there is very occasional use of strong language and contentious subject matter.