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2 JAN 2018


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ALL: "One singular sensation..."

The finale from ReAct's A Chorus Line.
Photo: David Hsieh.

The Cast

(in alphabetical order)

Jose Abaoag
Christopher J. Anderson
Scot Charles Anderson
Courtney Bear
Mistelle Comeau
Robert Cooper
Jina Curtis
Michael P. Doner
Shannon Evans
Audrey R. Fan
Alexandra Goldstein
Claudette M. Hatcher
Susan Hayes
Gigi Jhong
Brian Joe
Mona Leach
Summer Menkee
Naomi Mercer
Adrienne Selvy Mildon
Michael J. Miller
Crystal Dawn Munkers
Jason Munt
Dominica Myers
Shane M. Noel
Ryan Parks
Samuel Pettit
Laurie Records
Barry L. Snarr
Gina Turner
Kim Anh Yanda-Cannon
Joseph S. Yang
Understudy for Don 8/16
Michael P. Doner

MIKE: "I stuffed her shoes with extra socks, run seven blocks in nothin' flat. Hell, I can do that. I can do that!"

Michael Miller performing "I Can Do That" as Mike in ReAct's A Chorus Line.
Photo: David Hsieh.

Directed by
David Hsieh

Music Directed by
Kevin Miller

Choreographed by
Scot Charles Anderson
Audrey R. Fan
Brian Joe

ZACH: "Paul, you okay? Did you hurt yourself?"

Paul's accident scene in ReAct's A Chorus Line.
Photo: David Hsieh.

The Orchestra

Sara R. Hanson
Max Baldinado
Scott Kalwishky

Aaron Malver/
Ron Barrow
Nick Graber
Nicholas Boone-Lutz

Bernard Jackson
Dayna Smith
Kevin Miller
Substitute Musicians
Mary Kantor
Jeff McGrath
Greg Powers
Judy Stoffel-Loewen

CASSIE: "Put me to work, you would think that by now I'm allowed. I'll do you proud."

Crystal Dawn Munkers performing "The Music & The Mirror" as Cassie in ReAct's A Chorus Line.
Photo: David Hsieh.

The Crew

Stage Manager
Bill Walters
Lighting Designer & Light Board Operator
Dan Madura
Costume Designer
Cynthia Wheaton
Set Designer, Master Carpenter, Properties & Publicist
David Hsieh
Venue Technicians
Darrell Jamieson
Dan Madura

Spotlight Operators
Andrew Chin
George Paul Glanzman
Dominica Myers

Assistant Director
Scot Charles Anderson
Production Assistant
George Paul Glanzman
Guest Choreographers
Roxane Carrasco
Frank Kliegel

Assistant Tap Choreographer
Mistelle Comeau
Set Crew
George Paul Glanzman
T.J. Langley

House Managers
Jenny Gerbert
John Mack
Max Moore
Meg Stevenson-Donohue

Box Office Managers
Jackie Englehart
George Paul Glanzman
Karla Glanzman
David Hsieh
Kathy Hsieh
Leslie Jean Warner


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CASSIE: "So...I'm putting myself on the line. Yes, I'm putting myself on your line"
Crystal Dawn Munkers as
Cassie in ReAct's A Chorus Line.
Photo: David Hsieh.

A Chorus Line

Originally conceived, choreographed and directed by Michael Bennett
Book by James Kirkwood & Nicholas Dante
Music by Marvin Hamlisch
Lyrics by Edward Kleban

Original Production

August 7 - 23, 1998
Broadway Performance Hall

"-- The Best Musical. EVER."

ALL: "One smile and suddenly nobody else will do..."
A moment from the golden finale of ReAct's A Chorus Line.
Photo: David Hsieh.

The Program

The Setting

An Audition.
A Broadway Theatre. 1975.

Musical Numbers

I Hope I Get It - The Company
I Can Do That - Mike
And - Bobby, Richie, Val, Judy, The Company
At the Ballet - Sheila, Bebe, Maggie, The Company
Sing! - Kristine, Al, The Company
Hello Twelve, Hello Thirteen, Hello Love - The Company
The Music & the Mirror - Cassie
Nothing - Diana
Dance: Ten; Looks: Three - Val
One - The Company
The Tap Combination - The Company
What I Did For Love - Diana, The Company
One (Reprise) - The Company

ZACH: "Right! Let's do the whole combination facing away from the mirror. From the top, 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 -"
The entire cast in the opening number of
ReAct's remount of A Chorus Line.
Photo: David Hsieh.

A Chorus Line

was originally presented at the Newman Theatre, New York City, April 15, 1975 - July 13, 1975.
The show then transferred to the Sam S. Shubert Theatre, New York City, on July 27, 1975 where it ran for 6137 performances.

Production Notes

The characters portrayed in A Chorus Line are, for the most part, based upon the lives and experiences of Broadway dancers. This show is dedicated to anyone who has ever danced in a chorus or marched in step ...anywhere.

Director's Notes

When I first saw A Chorus Line on Broadway in the summer of 1982, I was dazzled by the show's choreography and intrigued by the show's premise: a group of Broadway dancers trying to achieve their dreams. Much of the show's appeal comes from the realization that these dreams are alive within ourselves.

CASSIE: "I didn't mind not being a part of your work. I loved you, I could have handled that."
Crystal Dawn Munkers as Cassie,
Scot Anderson as Zach and
the cast in a scene from
ReAct's A Chrous Line.
Photo: David Hsieh.

A Chorus Line is a show about dignity, the nobility with which each dancer stands on the line, waiting for a disembodied voice to decide their fate.

This ultimate decision finds some of them losers and some winners, but in this process we get a glimpse of what it means to do something for love, just as each of the dancers have. The phenomenal success of the show can be traced directly to the original dancers and their stories upon which A Chorus Line was based.

DIANA: "Second week, more advanced and we had to be a table, be a sports cream cone."
Kim Anh Yanda-Cannon sings
"Nothing" as Diana in
ReAct's A Chorus Line.
Photo: David Hsieh.

A Chorus Line is still one of the longest running dance musicals in Broadway history, playing for 6137 performances from July 25, 1975 through April 28th, 1990. It won nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, and is one of only a small handful of musicals that has also won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Our goal with this production was to re-create the look and feel of the original production of A Chorus Line which played at the Public Theatre in New York before it moved to the Shubert Theatre on Broadway. With lighting effects, set design, costumes and almost all of the original choreography of Michael Bennett, I hope we've come pretty close, with a few improvements along the way including some added cultural diversity in the casting. It has been a delight for myself and the cast and crew to stage this most challenging and acclaimed of musicals. This process has been an exciting and insightful journey for the company, and a dream come true for myself. Thanks to those who attended, I hope you enjoyed the show!

--David Hsieh, Director of A Chorus Line

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>>A Chorus Line History
>>A Chorus Line at the 1976 Tony Awards - "I Hope I Get It"
>>A Chorus Line at the 1976 Tony Awards - "One"
>>Highlights from the Broadway revival of A Chorus Line

ReAct's presentation of A Chorus Line was produced by special arrangement, and the music and dialogue material furnished by TAMS-WITMARK MUSIC LIBRARY, INC., 560 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10022.

The cast photo of ReAct's A Chorus Line.
Photo: David Hsieh.

Special Thanks To...

Scot Charles Anderson for props and air-conditioning support
Steve Beatty for technical support
The Broadway Performance Hall for production support
Jeff Caldwell for production support
Rozane Carrasco for choreography
Centerstage for discounted costumes
DTC Stage & Studio Supply for discounted lighting equipment
The Elliott Bay Book Company for promotional support
Josie Gardner for costuming support
George Paul Glanzman for air-conditioning support
Howard Goldstein & Messagewear for costumes
Susan Hayes for videography support
Kathy Hsieh for production support
Darrell Jamieson for production support
Kinko's Copies for printing
Frank Kliegel for choreography
Bruce Monroe for production support
Crystal Dawn Munkers for air-conditioning support
The Nippon Kan Theatre for discounted rehearsal space
The Northwest Asian American Theatre for loaned lighting equipment
Maydene Pang for auditions support
Pilgrim Church for discounted rehearsal space
Seattle Accupuncture Associates for props
The Seattle Fringe Theatre Festival for discounted audition space
Seattle Pacific University for loaned lighting equipment
The UW Costume Shop for costumes
Patti West for technical support
Rick Wong & Rk Productions for videography
Don Yanik for technical support

by Samuel Pettit
The official cast illustration of ReAct's A Chorus Line.
Illustrator: Samuel Pettit.

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