A CHORUS LINE

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By Craig Thornton

The Musical Theatre Organization at SUNY Potsdam is excited to present "A Chorus Line," running from Thursday, April 12 through Saturday, April 14 with performances each night at 8 p.m. in the College's Dunn Dance Theater.

Tickets are free for SUNY Potsdam students, $7 for the general public and $5 for senior citizens and non-SUNY Potsdam students. Seating is general admission and tickets will be available at the door. For advanced reservations, please call the SUNY Potsdam Student Government Association at (315) 267-2588.

What I did for Love -is one of the most famous Broadway tunes ever and it came from this show. 

The original production of A Chorus Line played over 6,000 performances from 1975-1990. It won nine Tony awards, ten if you count a special award for longest running show. 

Don't miss this classic.

The production is entirely student-run, under the advisement of Dr. Lonel Woods. A dedicated staff of students includes: producer Audrey Saccone, a senior vocal music business and music theory major from Colonie, N.Y.; stage director Gina Bilardi, a junior theatre education major from Plainview, N.Y.; choreographer Jana Prager, a senior dance and English literature major from Valley Stream, N.Y.; music director Jamilla Fort, a senior vocal music education major from Cortland, N.Y., and stage manager Elizabeth Munz, a junior theatre major from Osceola, N.Y.

"This show is not about spectacle. It is about the audience getting to know, and fall in love with, these very real characters. This classic, timeless musical reminds us of what it means to believe in a dream and stop at nothing to achieve it," said Gina Bilardi, the director.

The cast is made up of 28 students who major in subjects varying from sociology to history to secondary education, not just music, dance and theatre. All of the performers onstage have felt a piece of what the characters in "A Chorus Line" felt, having to work hard in the day to survive in order to be able to perform your art in the evening.

"A Chorus Line" features a book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante, music by Marvin Hamlisch and lyrics by Edward Kleban. The conception, original direction and original choreography are credited to Bennett, with a co-choreographer credit to Bob Avian.


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