The Repertory Actors Theatre   email ReAct

15 JAN 2018


 Seattle's Multi-ethnic Philanthropic Theatre - Celebrating Diversity & Great Theater for 25 Years

Home Box Office About Us Artists Donate History Opportunities Contact Us

If you saw our production, please drop us a line and let us know what you thought. Thanks!

ALL: "One singular sensation..."

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

The Cast

(in alphabetical order)

Christopher J. Anderson
Courtney Bear
David Benefiel
Heather Benton
Jeff Church
Amy Copeland-Araucto
April Cunningham
Roldan Din
Audrey R. Fan
Jeffrey Froome
Joanna Hardie
Jenna C. Hawkins
Jeannette LeGault
Jacob Livingston
Dominica Myers
Shane Noel
Monica Parsons
Leonard Polidori
Rachel Rene
Barry L. Snarr
Kristen Tietze-Manning
Gina Turner
Harry Turpin
Tony Villa
ShawnJ West
Wendy Wherry
Kathy White
Kim Anh Yanda-Cannon
Joseph S. Yang
Understudy for Don 9/11
David Benefiel
Understudy for Val 9/21 - 24, 26 & 10/2
Understudy for Cassie on 10/8 - 10
Amy Copeland-Araucto
Understudy for Roy on 10/2
Brian Joe
Understudy for Judy 9/11 & 10/15
Understudy for Diana 9/21, 22, 28, 29 & 10/6
Dominica Myers
Understudy for Maggie 9/21, 22, 28, 29 & 10/6
Kim Anh Yanda-Cannon

RICHIE: "Gimme the ball, gimme the ball, gimme the ball, yeah!"

Christopher Anderson as Richie in ReAct's second run of A Chorus Line.
Photo: David Hsieh.

Directed by
David Hsieh

Music Directed by
Rennie Araucto

Choreographed by
Christopher J. Anderson
Audrey R. Fan
Brian Joe

MAGGIE, SHEILA, BEBE: "Yes, ev'rything was beautiful at the ballet, Hey!"

Joanna Hardie, Jeannette LeGault, Jenna C. Hawkins and the ensemble performing "At the Ballet" in ReAct's remount production of A Chorus Line.
Photo: David Hsieh.

The Orchestra

Rennie Araucto
Emily Cowgill
Todd Zimnoch
Ross Trua/
Dave Carter/
Josh Stewart
Larry Bichler
Dayna Smith

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

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

The Crew

Stage Manager
Shawna McMahon
Lighting Designer
Dan Madura
Costume Designer
Chela Weber
Set Designer, Properties & Publicist
David Hsieh
Venue Technician/Light Board Operator
Darrell Jamieson
Spotlight Operators
Andrew Chin
George Paul Glanzman
Gina Scherr
David Hsieh
Assistant Stage Manager
Jacob Livingston
Substitute Stage Manager
Eric Grimes
Production Assistant
George Paul Glanzman
Rehearsal Pianists
Sara R. Hanson
Jackie Rosin-Edwards

Set Crew
George Paul Glanzman
Melvin Inouye

House Managers
Jenny Gerbert
Meg Stevenson-Donohue

Box Office Managers
George Paul Glanzman
David Hsieh
Kathy Hsieh
Colleen Parker
Tonyia Vining
Leslie Jean Warner


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


>>TPS-Joseph Boling
>>UW Daily
>>Patron Comments

KRISTINE: "See I really couldn't sing. I could never really sing. What I couldn't do was..."
AL: "...Sing!"

Barry L. Snarr as Al and Courtney Bear as Kristine performing "Sing" in ReAct's encore engagement of A Chorus Line.
Photo: David Hsieh.


ALL: "I've got get this show!"
Some of the principal castmembers
in a scene from ReAct's encore
of A Chorus Line.
Photo: Rick Wong.

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

Encore Engagement

September 9 - October 10, 1999
Broadway Performance Hall

"-- The Best Musical. EVER."

ZACH: "I want to hear you talk. Treat it like an interview. I don't want you to think you have to perform."
The cast at the end of the opening scenes in
ReAct's encore engagement of 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.

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 winners and some not, 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.

by Jeff Church
The official cast illustration of ReAct's A CHORUS LINE remount.
Illustrator: Jeff Church.

In addition to winning nine Tony Awards including "Best Musical", A Chorus Line has also won almost every theatre award possible, and is on of only a small handful of musicals that has received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

The show's record setting Broadway run was only recently broken, but it is still one of the longest running dance musicals in history, playing on Broadway for 6137 performances from July 25, 1975 through April 28th, 1990.

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

Our goal with our first production, as with this remount production was to re-create the look and feel of the original production of A Chorus Line which played at the Newman Theatre before moving to Broadway. With lighting effects, set design, costumes and almost all of Michael Bennett's original choreography, we've come pretty close, with several improvements along the way including some added cultural diversity in the casting, a few updated dance sequences, and a greater use of the ensemble.

The process of staging the show a year ago, and re-staging it again now with almost an entirely new cast, has been an exciting and insightful experience, reminiscent of the process that numerous replacement casts went through during the show's fifteen year run on Broadway. It has been a delight for myself and both of the casts and crews to present this most challenging and acclaimed of musicals. Thanks to those who attended -- we hope you enjoyed this "singlar sensation!"

--David Hsieh, Director of A Chorus Line

>>ReAct's Original Production
>>Visit the official A Chorus Line Website
>>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.

VAL: "Tits and ass won't get you jobs unless they're yours."
Audrey R. Fan performing
as Val in ReAct's remount
Photo: David Hsieh.


PAUL: "It's so strange thinking about this. It was a whole lifetime ago."
Harry Turpin as Paul
in ReAct's encore
of A Chorus Line.
Photo: David Hsieh.

Special Thanks To...

Scot Anderson for choreography support
The Broadway Performance Hall for production support
Cornish College for the Arts for costume support
DTC Stage & Studio Supply for discounted lighting equipment
The Elliott Bay Book Company for promotional support
Jim Fisher for production support
Freehold Theatre Lab for discounted rehearsal space
Kathy Hsieh for production support
Darrell Jamieson for production support
Kinko's Copies for printing
Kevin Miller for audition support
The Nippon Kan Theatre for discounted rehearsal space
The Northwest Asian American Theatre for loaned lighting equipment
Theatre Puget Sound for rehearsal space
Velocity Dance for discounted rehearsal space
Patti West for technical support
ShawnJ West for air-conditioning support
Rick Wong & Rk Productions for videography

BOBBY: "And wouldn't my father have to be this big ex-football hero?"
Shane M. Noel playing Bobby
in ReAct's encore presentation
of A Chorus Line.
Photo: David Hsieh.


DON: "Well, the neighbors would all be hanging outside of their windows,..."
ShawnJ West performing as
Don in ReAct's encore
engagement of A Chorus Line.
Photo: David Hsieh.

>>back to top