Weston Theatre Presents ‘A Chorus Line’
The Weston Playhouse Theatre Company continues its summer of quality theatre with the eagerly anticipated production of the
legendary Broadway show, ‘A Chorus Line’. This iconic American musical won nine Tonys, a Pulitzer Prize for drama, and ran for 15 years on Broadway. The production comes to the Playhouse MainStage beginning on Thursday, July 31 and running through Saturday, August 23. The story provides glimpses into the lives of a group of 17 dancers auditioning for eight spots in a Broadway chorus line. In the process of elimination, each character’s life story is revealed. Memorable songs from the musical include ‘What I Did for Love’ and ‘One.’
Under the direction of Weston producing director Malcolm Ewen, the diverse 2014 cast is made up of 23 talented actor/singer/dancers, and includes five from the Southern Vermont region. Jim Raposa, a Manchester resident and teacher at Burr and Burton Academy, is an Equity Actor whose credits include ‘Cats’ on Broadway. He takes center stage as Zach in Weston’s production. The four ensemble parts in the show are all filled by aspiring performers from the region: Leah Cunningham of Chester, Zach Gordon and Hayley Swinborne of Londonderry and Kristina Meima of Brattleboro. The balance of the stage will be filled by professional actors, many from New York.
Performances are Tuesdays to Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2 pm.., and Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets start at just $25 and can be purchased by calling 802-824-5288, or visit westonplayhouse.org. Weston Playhouse is located at 12 Park Street on the Village Green in Weston, Vt.