A CHORUS LINE
Conceived and Originally Directed and Choreographed by Michael Bennett
Book by James Kirkwood & Nicholas Dante
Music by Marvin Hamlisch
Lyrics by Edward Kleban
Co-Choreographed by Bob Avian
In 1975, the stories of seventeen Broadway dancers sprang to life when A CHORUS LINE opened Off-Broadway. Born of workshop sessions with actual Broadway dancers (eight of whom appeared in the original cast), the musical turned the spotlight on the anonymous, sparkling workhorses of the ensemble. The scrutiny of the audition room gives way to the intimacy of a confessional as—one by one—the usually overlooked cogs in the machine step forward to divulge why their lives are singular and sensational.
This incisive portrait of the life of the Broadway dancer received twelve Tony Award nominations, winning nine—in addition to the 1976 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. With a number of songs, including “What I Did for Love,” “One,” “At the Ballet,” and “The Music and the Mirror,” A CHORUS LINE is both a snapshot of a moment in history and a showcase of the amazing Ruth Asawa School of the Arts students.
A CHORUS LINE runs 2 hours and 10 minutes with no intermission.
PLEASE NOTE: START TIME IS 7:30 PM FOR EVENING SHOWS!
Friday, March 6, 2020 at 7:30pm
Saturday March 7, 2020 at 1:00pm
Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 7:30pm
**Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 1:00pm **Daylight Savings time change**
Friday, March 13, 2020 at 7:30pm
Saturday March 14, 2020 at 1:00pm
Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 7:30pm
Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 1:00pm
DAN KRYSTON MEMORIAL THEATER
at the Ruth Asawa School of the Arts
555 Portola Drive (@ O'Shaughnessy Blvd)
San Francisco, CA 94131
PATRONS, PLEASE NOTE: This performance contains adult language and themes which may be inappropriate for guests under the age of 13. Theater changes lives, hearts, and minds, though it is not always tasked with doing so. To be a part of a live theater audience is an opportunity to share in growth, entertainment, and sometimes metamorphosis, together. The Ruth Asawa School of the Arts strives to honor this experience, while respecting individual needs.
A CHORUS LINE is presented by arrangement with Tams-Witmark, A Concord Theatricals Company www.tamswitmark.com