SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University’s Magnuson Theatre will begin its 2012-13 season with a modern and “PG-13” rendition of the Broadway classic “A Chorus Line” this fall. Directed by Scott Doughty and choreographed by Suzanne Ostersmith, the performances will run Oct. 19-20 and Oct. 26-28.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students, and may be purchased online [www.gonzaga.edu/theatrearts]. Show times are 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 19; 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 20, 26, and 27; matinee shows will begin at 2 p.m. Oct. 20 and Oct. 28.
The musical offers vibrant dance numbers for all to enjoy and live music performed by students in the Gonzaga music department under the direction of Sean Kane.
Originally directed by Michael Bennett, “A Chorus Line” opened in 1975 and quickly won nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Choreography, and Best Lighting Design. The production also won the Pulitzer Prize for drama in 1976 and went on to acclaim on international stages.
Gonzaga students and faculty directors said they are eager to present such a beloved Broadway musical with their own novel spin. “It is a timeless message, as important today as it was in the 1970s,” said Doughty, the director. “I’m excited for Gonzaga to fall in love with this show the way I and so many others have for the past 40 years.”
For more information please contact Summer Berry, marketing coordinator of the Gonzaga Theatre and Dance Program, at (509) 313-3606 or via e-mail.