“A Chorus Line” comes to the Lutcher
Top off your Thanksgiving weekend with “A Chorus Line” at the Lutcher Theater
“Exhilarating and endearing, it still has a freshness and fervency too seldom seen in contemporary musicals,” said Elysa Gardner of USA Today while The New York Daily News exclaimed “There’s nothing better! The show thrills from the opening number to the glittering finale,” and Jeffrey Lyons of WNBC TV hailed it “An American Masterpiece.”
The show that held the title for 28 years as the longest-running American musical in Broadway history was revived Oct.5, 2006. “A Chorus Line” reclaimed its place in the heart of Broadway at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre where it opened to rave reviews.
The Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical for everyone who’s ever had a dream and put it all on the line is back on tour with an all-new production, directed and restaged by Baayork Lee.
“A Chorus Line” will play at 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 25 and 7:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 26 at the Lutcher Theater. Ticket prices range from $35 to $65 and are on sale at the Lutcher Theater box office 707 Main, Orange, TX; online at www.lutcher.org; or by calling 409-886-5535. Group orders for 10 or more may also be purchased by calling 409-886-5535.
The original production of “A Chorus Line” opened at the Public Theater’s Newman Theatre on May 21, 1975 and transferred to Broadway’s Shubert Theatre on July 25, opening there on Oct. 19 of that year. It won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, nine Tony Awards, including: Best Musical, Score and Book, and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award. It ran for nearly 15 years, closing on April 28, 1990 after 6,137 performances.
Get your tickets soon. The orchestra is sold out for Sunday, but plenty of tickets are available for Monday’s performance.
“A Chorus Line” is sponsored locally by Firestone Polymers, Harriet and David Dubose and the Southeast Texas Arts Council.