We went to hear A Chorus line last night at Miller Outdoor Theater presented by Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS). On a bare stage in an empty theatre, casting for the chorus of a new Broadway musical is almost complete. It’s down to 17 finalists, but only 8 are needed for the show. During the audition, the director asks the performers to talk about themselves. Each of the usually anonymous chorus members steps into the spotlight to tell their story, sharing their ambitions, heartbreaks, and struggles, speaking to anyone who’s ever put themselves on the line to land a job. Music by Marvin Hamlisch. Lyrics by Edward Kleban.
“The musical offer(s) the audience a realistic glimpse into the lives of the individual performers and the choreographer as they shared the life-shaping events whcih led to their decisions to become dancers…I was moved by the reality it presented to me about my own life in the theatre and by its authentic portrayal of the struggle to achieve dreams and to make a living along the way despite the odds.” -Bruce Lumpkin, Artistic Dir.
Shows at Miller Outdoor Theater are free and have been since 1923! 2 more shows for A Chorus LIne, tonight and Sunday. Don’t miss it.
Really enjoyed the performance. Beautiful pleasant, comfortable evening. Tickets for the covered assigned seating is free. Get there early to pick them up because they go fast. Ticket office opens at 1030 am. We like sitting on the lawn. This time we arrived very early for the show and set up our chairs at the bottom of the hill. Great place to sit. We brought food, snacks, drinks and just relaxed and enjoyed the views of the park that surround Miller.