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A Chorus Line
This year’s May musical, A Chorus Line, is truly a labor of love. Featuring the talents of 27 wonderful performers, this production is sure to please Heights Players audiences. It is a most fitting way to finish off the inaugural season of The John Bourne Theater at the Heights Players as well. With a score that includes memorable songs like “One” and “What I Did for Love” (both featured in last year’s What HE Did for Love gala), we complete a season in our newly-dedicated theater by celebrating what we all – in the Heights Players community – do for love.
A Chorus Line tells a classic story: with a bare stage in an empty theater, dancers audition for the chance of a lifetime, the chance to do what they’ve always dreamed of – to dance in a Broadway show. Winner of nine Tony Awards, A Chorus Line (music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Edward Kleban and a book by James Kirkwood, Jr., and Nicholas Dante) offers a glimpse into the personalities of the performers and the choreographer as they describe the events that have shaped their lives and their decisions to become dancers. It is a tribute to everyone who has put themselves “on the line” at some point in their lives.
Heading the Heights Players cast as Zach, the director, is Heights newcomer Tom Giancursio. Appearing as his audition staff are veterans Alyson Ryan Fuchs (Steel Magnolias) as Laurie, his dance assistant, and Dina Grilli (Wizard of Oz) as Kim, the casting assistant. Grilli is doing double duty as the show’s costumer.
A number of familiar faces from this season’s shows are returning to appear in the production. Last seen in Once Upon A Mattress are Michael Kidney (Bobby), Aurora Dreger (Kristine), John Sabatos (Paul) and Sean Dearing (Mark). Kidney and Dreger have also created the show’s demanding choreography. From our holiday production of Miracle On 34th Street are Tony Artiga (Don), Karen Mascolo (Maggie) and Adrian Miranda (Frank). Andrea Bernardo (Our Town) is appearing as Connie and Jason Schulof (Wizard of Oz) as Mike.
Other Heights veterans include Juan Nunez (The Royal Family) as Roy, Nicole Naples (No No Nanette) as Diana, and Bridget McFadden (Wenceslas) as Barbara.
Making their Heights debuts are
Desiree Justin (Cassie), Kristen Robles (Sheila), Simone Bart (Ricki),
Julie Reed (Val), Marissa Giglio (Bebe), Maureen Kelley (Judy),
Hilary Goldman (Tricia), Nichole Jorgensen
Directing the production is Thomas N. Tyler. His staff includes musical director Anne Rebold, assistant director Erica Stone, stage manager Leo C. Contrino, production consultant Robert G. Waring and assistant stage manager Thomas Pynn. Lights are being designed by Leo J. Contrino and the set by Colleen Finn and Gary VanderPutten. Others on the staff include Gail Lemelbaum, Eileen Delgado, Jim McNulty and Carlos Ponce.
Chorus Line opens on
May 10 and runs through
Performances are Fridays and
Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $20 ($18 for seniors and those under the age of 18). Reservations can be made by calling
718-237-2752 or by
(24-hour notice for online reservations).