Topeka
Topeka

A Chorus Line

The Topeka Performing Arts Center is excited to announce our production of A Chorus Line - showcasing local and regional actors, dancers and singers. There will be three performances: Friday, September 24, Saturday, September 25 and a Sunday matinee on September 26. Tickets will be available at the box office and online beginning April 30, 2021. Megan Toth, Co-Owner of The Dance Factory, has been selected as Director and Steven Massey, Founder/Director of It Takes A Village and Steven Massey Dance Theatre as Assistant Director. Toth and Massey will serve as cochoreographers of the production. Toth, commented “I am looking forward to working on this project alongside other wonderful individuals. The talent in our community deserves to be showcased in a production such as this. I cannot wait to be able to incorporate so much talent into one of the top ten longest running shows on Broadway. I know that this will be a production that people will be talking about for a LONG time! Topeka, we hope you are as ready as we are!” Massey, who played the role of Ritchie in a 1986 production of A Chorus Line, exclaimed, ”I am looking forward to bringing artists from all around to participate in this journey. I’m excited to see Topeka come out to support this production and am so enthusiastic about this opportunity”. As Ritchie would have put it, "Gimme the ball, Gimme the ball, Gimme the ball, Yea!" Information on auditions is forthcoming. About A Chorus Line Conceived, choreographed, and directed by Michael Bennett, the show features a book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante, music by Marvin Hamlisch, and lyrics by Edward Kleban. The original production was conceived beginning in January 1974, opened at The Public Theater’s Newman Theatre May 21, 1975 before it transferred to its Broadway home. A Chorus Line won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, nine Tony Awards (including Best Musical, Score, and Book), and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award. The production closed April 28, 1990, after 6,137 performances. (Playbill.com, Oct. 19, 2020)

A Chorus Line