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ASL Performance – CHORUS LINE by Fighting Chance Productions

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ASL Performance – Friday August 25, 2017 @ 8pm.
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FIGHTING CHANCE PRODUCTIONS CLOSES HISTORIC 10TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON WITH ONE OF THE LONGEST RUNNING BROADWAY MUSICALS OF ALL TIME

 Fighting Chance Productions closes its ground-breaking 10th anniversary season with the Tony and Pulitzer Prize Award-winning musical A Chorus Line featuring performers from some of the best training institutions across Canada including Capilano University, Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts, Sheridan College and the Canadian College for the Performing Arts.

A Chorus Line is one of the greatest show business musicals ever,” says artistic director Ryan Mooney, “and our production featuring graduates and current students from some of the finest theatre training grounds in North America should do justice to this historic show.”.

In 1974 director and choreographer Michael Bennett conducted a series of interviews with chorus members from Broadway shows. His idea was to create a musical honouring those nameless dancers whose careers were often dedicated to playing bit parts and supporting the superstars. From those interviews A Chorus Line was born and has now been performed all over the world by hundreds of thousands of artists.

Fighting Chance’s version has director and choreographer Rachael Carlson at the helm, a Canadian College of Performing Arts and Capilano University graduate. Rachael choreographed Fighting Chance’s successful mounting of Cats which garnered rave reviews as well as sold out houses. Arielle Ballance, a newcomer to the Vancouver theatre scene, serves as music director.

“Rachael aims to honour the original source material, with a few twists,” says Mooney, “Rachael was instrumental in the success of Cats last season, bringing knowledge and ability to her work as choreographer but also a keen eye to where the original could be improved upon. Audiences reacted to her incredible work and I’m sure they’ll have the same feelings when they see what she’s done with A Chorus Line.”.

Featuring songs such as At the Ballet, What I Did for Love and the iconic One, Fighting Chance Productions’ presentation of A Chorus Line will be perfect for those hoping to discover this musical or those wanting to introduce their loved ones to it for the first time.

A CHORUS LINE stars HALEY ALLEN (Bebe), JESSE ALVAREZ (Paul), JOLENE BERNARDINO (Connie), SARAH CANTUBA (Val), KADEN CHAD (Al), JUSTIN DANIELS (Mark), LUCIA FORWARD (Cassie), HAILEY FOWLER (Judy), CHRISTOPHER D KING (Zach), GREG LIOW (Mike), AMANDA LOURENCO (Maggie), RICARDO CUNHA PEQUENINO (Richie), BEN PLATTEN (Greg), VANESSA QUARINTO (Diana), KAILLEY ROESLER (Kristine), ALISHIA SUITOR (Sheila), MARCEL TREMEL (Larry) and ERIC VINCENT (Bobby).

A CHORUS LINE is directed and choreographed by RACHAEL CARLSON, music directed by ARIELLE BALLANCE. Assistant choreography by HAILEY KRAGELJ, set design by BRIAN BALL, lighting design by ANDIE MARIE LLOYD  and sound design by PETER YOUNG. Stage management is by KARA MCLACHLAN.

A CHORUS LINE opens Wednesday August 23rd, 2017 and runs until Saturday September 2nd. Preview performances are August 18th, 19th & 22nd at 8pm.

Tickets for A CHORUS LINE start at just $25.00 and are available now.

All performances at the Waterfront Theatre (1412 Cartwright Street).

For a complete list of performances, tickets and more information please visit http://www.fightingchanceproductions.ca

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