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The Kinkaid School presents A Chorus Line  

The Fine Arts Department at The Kinkaid School proudly presents A Chorus Line in the Brown Auditorium on February 26 and 27 at 7:00 p.m. and March 1 at 2:00 p.m.  Conceived and originally directed and choreographed by Michael Bennett.  Book by James Kirkwood & Nicholas Dante.  Music by Marvin Hamlisch and lyrics by Edward Kleban.  Produced with special permissions through Tams-Whitmark Music Library, Inc.  Rated PG-13 for mature content.  

Based on the true stories of Broadway hopefuls who bare their souls in order to get a part at an audition, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical is for everyone who has ever had a dream and put it all on the line.  The director, Justin Doran, is excited to share this classic Broadway musical about “what you are prepared to do for what you love” with the community.  Due to the large number of challenging “triple-threat” roles that require performers who sing, dance and act well, this show is rarely attempted at high schools, but as choreographer Krissy Richmond notes, the creative team felt “we have the talent at this time to do it and have no doubt made the right decision.”  With nineteen leading roles and an ensemble of close to eighty students, Mr. Doran is pleased that the production will “feature so many of our kids in a great way.”  

Senior Gabby Gillespie says she enjoys playing one of the central characters, Cassie, because “there is so much dimension to her character.”  She goes on to explain that the real challenge to playing Cassie well is to “put all her emotions into her dance and express them through the movement.”  Freshman Jervon Williams, who has had to juggle his academic and rehearsal schedules with playing Varsity basketball, was surprised and a little nervous when he was cast in a featured role.  He says he would have been “left in the dust” with his dance steps without the extra help sessions he received from Ms. Richmond and fellow cast member Harrison Poe, but now that he has the steps down, Jervon thinks it is going to be an amazing show and he “can’t wait to see how it all turns out!”  


Freshman – new student – I was very surprised to get a part on the line as a Freshman  I feel great – play Varsity Basketball – it has been tough missing rehearsals for sports but you’ve worked with Ms. Richamond and worth it to catch up.  Without help from senior Harrison Poe you might have been “left in the dust” – cast really helps each other.

Most excited about the opening and seeing how we are going to pull this together with all these people in it!  I can’t wait to see how it turns out.    

X who plays Cassie who dances TUTS and HITS: has always loved A CHORUS LINE, senior show – wanted to be part.   Cassie is a challenge  it is easy to think she is like this famous person “there is so much dimension to her character”  the struggle of leaving him and coming back unannounced, wanting this job more than anything because she loves to dance and it is a part”  the major challenge with Cassie is putting all her emotion into her dance, Music & the Mirror, and being able to express that emotion through my movement”  rehearsal process – nice to spend a lot of time together – as a cast we are very close, I consider all of them my friends, it is a very intimate experience and that is what makes the show special”



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