On the 40th anniversary of its Broadway premiere Westacre Theatre will now stage its own Chorus Line in rural West Norfolk.
This is the hit musical that became the longest running show in New York theatre history with over 6,000 performances in 15 years – winning nine Tonys, seven Drama Desks and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. In London it gained both The Evening Standard and Laurence Olivier Awards for Best Musical.
Westacre’s talented cast tells the true stories of the unsung heroes of musical theatre – the valiant, underpaid but highly trained performers whose harrowing ambition is to back the stars – a powerful metaphor for all human aspiration.
The story is about young dancers undergoing a gruelling audition for a new Broadway musical. For every one of them, it’s their chance of a lifetime. As part of the selection process, the director extracts a personal history from each one, and they react in every way possible. They highlight the tough, poignant and tragic events that have shaped their lives. Their stories are told through captivating songs like What I Did for Love, One Singular Sensation, I Hope I Get It, At The Ballet and The Music and The Mirror.
The result is a very original and uniquely structured musical that is both funny and moving, but ultimately hugely entertaining.
Westacre’s staging under the ever watchful direction of Matt and Sadie Grist presents its own special relevance by bringing together a cast largely comprising the bursary students from various drama and performing arts courses. Will you catch Westacre’s next rising star?
You have ten shows from the end of July and through August to choose from; tickets are £16 and £12 with concessions for under 21s. Book online at www.westacretheatre.com or call 01760 755800.