On Saturday morning’s edition of Saturday’s Role With Reno, host Renos Spanoudes spoke to Jackie Rens of Oakfields about their production of A Chorus Line.
A Chorus Line.
The Oakfields College Faculty of Dance and Musical Theatre presents the musical theatre classic: A CHORUS LINE
The annual production presented by The Oakfields College Faculty of Dance and Musical Theatre has become a highlight for theatregoers and lovers of musical theatre. This year, A CHORUS LINE is bound to captivate, delight and move audiences at the Joburg Fringe Theatre from the 9 – 19 August.
A CHORUS LINE is a magnificent concept musical capturing the spirit and tension of a Broadway chorus audition by presenting a true picture of what it’s like to be in the theatre world: glamorous, yes, but at times also tough and heart-breaking!
One Saturday night in January 1974, nineteen of Broadway’s best dancers gathered to share their stories. They sat in a circle; a tape recorder was turned on as they described the events that shaped their lives and their decisions to become dancers.
Choreographer Michael Bennet transformed these personal accounts into a series of songs and monologues which explore stories of disappointment, dreams and the plight of the professional dancer. And so began the creation of A CHORUS LINE which became one of the longest running shows in Broadway history, winning nine Tony Awards and a Pulitzer Prize for Drama!
The show features memorable musical numbers including ‘What I Did for Love’, ‘One’, ‘The Music and the Mirror’, and ‘I Hope I Get It’, to name but a few. With music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Edward Kleban and a book by James Kirkwood Jr. and Nicholas Dante, A CHORUS LINE is a brilliantly complex fusion of song, dance, and compellingly authentic drama, which has remained a musical theatre classic over the years.
Listen to the interview with Jackie Rens here:
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