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How many dancers are in a chorus line?

Last Updated: 3rd April, 2020

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A Chorus Line examines one day in the lives of seventeen dancers, all vying for a spot in the “chorus line” of a Broadway musical. After the first round of cuts, Zach, the director and choreographer, asks each dancer to speak about themselves.

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Keeping this in view, who are the leads in a chorus line?

ABOUT THE MUSICAL

  • NOTE: *Larry and Mike may be played be females (Lori & Mikki).
  • ? LEAD FEMALE ROLES.
  • Cassie Ferguson (30-35. Female - Mezzo belt)
  • Diana Morales (22-30. Female - Mezzo belt)
  • Judy Turner (Female - Mezzo)
  • Val Clark (Female - Mezzo belt)
  • Bebe Benzenheimer (18-25.
  • Connie Wong (Female - Alto)

Also, does a chorus line have an intermission? It went on to become one of the longest-running shows in Broadway history. A brilliantly complex fusion of song, dance, and compellingly authentic drama, A Chorus Line is the musical for everyone who's ever had a dream and put it on the line. A Chorus Line runs 2 hours and 10 minutes with no intermission.

Also asked, how old is a chorus line?

Original production A Chorus Line opened Off Broadway at The Public Theater on April 15, 1975. At the time, the Public did not have enough money to finance the production so it borrowed $1.6 million to produce the show. The show was directed by Bennett and co-choreographed by Bennett and Bob Avian.

Does Zach dance in a chorus line?

Zach was portrayed by Michael Douglas in the 1985 movie adapation of A Chorus Line. He does not dance at any time, leaving all the leg work to Larry.

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Earnestine Agamiroff

Professional

How does a chorus line end?

The show finishes when the successful few, now dressed in full costume, step forward in turn to receive an individual bow, before joining together to perform the brilliant dance finale showing exactly the talent required to make up that usually unappreciated essential of every successful show - A CHORUS LINE.

Qianqian Azpilqueta

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How long is a chorus?

How Long Should A Chorus Be? The average chorus should be about 4 and 8 measures. It's important to note that 1 measure has 4 beats/counts in it. Some Choruses even have 5 measures as well.

Noha Vita

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How much do Broadway dancers make?

Broadway Shows
New York Magazine, in an October 2011 article, listed seasoned dancers in New York as making approximately $1,500 a week, and said that top performers guest starring with professional dance companies made as much as $3,000 to $5,000 a performance.

Yara Garay

Explainer

What is the chorus?

Chorus. theatre. Chorus, in drama and music, those who perform vocally in a group as opposed to those who perform singly. The chorus in Classical Greek drama was a group of actors who described and commented upon the main action of a play with song, dance, and recitation.

Milton Senent

Explainer

HOW IS A Chorus Line iconic?

A Chorus Line departs from the usual glossy backstage musical by presenting a true picture of what it's like to be in the theatre: glamorous – yes, at times, but also tough, heartbreaking and sometimes even tragic. It is a celebration of those unsung heroes of American Musical Theatre – the chorus dancers.

Facundo Moertel

Explainer

What is the theme of a chorus line?

Themes and Meanings
They are looking for work, a temporary home, and a place to fit in. A Chorus Line is a brutally honest portrait of anonymous, interchangeable dancers. From the opening number in which they singly and collectively declare their desperation for the job, their insecurity and fragility are on display.

Yoann Cabarga

Pundit

What should I sing for a chorus line audition?

The Best Audition Songs for A Chorus Line – by Character
  • Al DeLuca. “I Cannot Hear the City” – Sweet Smell of Success Sheet Music | Listen.
  • Connie Wong. “Fly, Fly Away” – Catch Me If You Can Sheet Music | Listen.
  • Diana Morales.
  • Greg Gardner.
  • Kristine Urich.
  • Maggie Winslow.
  • Mike Costa.
  • Paul San Marco.

Jorn Albistur

Pundit

Is a chorus line appropriate for an 8 year old?

Parents should know
The show is rated PG-13.

Samuele Sela

Pundit

Who made a chorus line?

Marvin Hamlisch

Yevhen Zoco

Pundit

Fatima Yugsi

Pundit

What genre is a chorus line?

A Chorus Line is a 1985 American musical drama film directed by Richard Attenborough and starring Michael Douglas. The screenplay by Arnold Schulman is based on the book of the 1975 stage production of the same name by James Kirkwood Jr. and Nicholas Dante. The songs were composed by Marvin Hamlisch and Edward Kleban.

Richard Maj

Teacher

Will a chorus line come back to Broadway?

In an empty theatre, on a bare stage, casting for a new Broadway musical is almost complete. This is A Chorus Line, the musical for everyone who's ever had a dream and put it all on the line. This singular sensation is the longest-running American Broadway musical ever. Now A Chorus Line returns.

Jama Rizaldos

Teacher

Why was a chorus line so successful?

While all shows are a result of collaboration, A Chorus Line particularly owed its success to its true creator, Michael Bennett. While Bennett knew that it had to have commercial audience appeal, he wanted a show that spotlighted "gypsies" (a theatrical term for chorus dancers). He wanted to honor a dancer's life.

Oinatz Eisenhofer

Teacher

How long was A Chorus Line on Broadway?

The 1975 Tony- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical A Chorus Line began Broadway performances July 25, 1975, before opening October 19 at the Shubert Theatre. When it closed 15 years later, it was the longest-running show in Broadway history.

Kina Lawall

Teacher

What is a chorus line based on?

A chorus line is a large group of dancers who together perform synchronized routines, usually in musical theatre. Sometimes, singing is also performed. Chorus line dancers in Broadway musicals and revues have been referred to by slang terms such as ponies, gypsies and twirlies.

Evaristo Nitya-Sundara

Reviewer

Joni Vaganov

Reviewer

When was chorus line written?

When A Chorus Line opened in 1975, the era of the big musicals, like Hello Dolly, Fiddler on the Roof and My Fair Lady, was in decline. Steven Sondheim was writing cool, cerebral shows. With its earnest, striving, caring, dancing job-hunters, A Chorus Line put the heart back into Broadway musicals.

Sugoi Brodermanns

Reviewer

Who played Sheila in A Chorus Line?

As portrayed by Vicki Frederick (who also took the role in Los Angeles productions), Sheila's character is one of the few not drastrically altered in the 1985 movie adaptation of A Chorus Line. She still gives her birthplace as Colorado Springs and age as 29, though the "Sara Rosemary" part is eliminated.

Mercedez Dasios

Reviewer

Is a chorus line on Netflix?

Rent A Chorus Line (1985) on DVD and Blu-ray - DVD Netflix.