Emmie Newitt

5 Reasons to see the sensational A CHORUS LINE revival this summer

In the world of musical theatre, there are certain shows that stand out as true classics and A Chorus Line is undoubtedly one of them. Here’s five reasons you need to see the revival in London this summer.

a chorus line sadlers wellsThe cast of A Chorus Line - © Marc Brenner

The musical masterpiece A Chorus Line revolutionised Broadway, with the creator Michael Bennett using real-life testimonies from late-night recording sessions with dancers. This revival was originally produced at Curve in Leicester for a Christmas production in 2021 by director Nikolai Foster. Now heading on a UK tour and including a summer season at the Sadlers Wells, here are the reasons you book a ticket to see A Chorus Line!

1. Iconic Music and Lyrics

From the moment the overture begins, you'll be swept away by the iconic music of A Chorus Line. With a score by Marvin Hamlisch and lyrics by Edward Kleban, this musical features some of the most beloved songs in Broadway history. From the show-stopping "One" to the poignant "What I Did for Love," the music of "A Chorus Line" is both timeless and unforgettable.

2. Compelling Storytelling

At its heart, A Chorus Line is a story about dreams, passion, and the pursuit of excellence. Set during a gruelling audition for a Broadway musical, the show follows the lives of the dancers vying for a spot in the chorus. Their stories are raw, honest, and deeply moving, touching on love, loss, and the quest for artistic fulfilment. Whether you're a performer or simply someone who appreciates a good story, A Chorus Line will surely captivate you from beginning to end.

3. Breathtaking Choreography

Choreographed by the legendary Ellen Kane (known for her work on the Netflix film Matilda and Legally Blonde at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), her work on A Chorus Line is some of the best. She takes the breathtaking dance sequences noticeable in the show and adds her own flare to them in an unforgettable style. Whether you're a dance enthusiast or simply someone who appreciates the beauty of movement, you won't be able to take your eyes off the stage.

4. Timeless Themes

Despite being set in the competitive world of Broadway theatre, the themes of A Chorus Line are universal and timeless - even to the world of the West End too! The characters may be dancers, but their struggles and triumphs are relatable to anyone who has ever dared to chase their dreams. Whether you're grappling with questions of identity, struggling to find your place in the world, or simply searching for meaning in your life, A Chorus Line is sure to resonate with you on a profound level.

5. A Theatrical Masterpiece

Winner of nine Tony Awards and two Olivier Awards in its history, including Best Musical, A Chorus Line is widely regarded as one of the greatest musicals of all time. Its groundbreaking format, innovative staging, and unforgettable score have made it a favourite among audiences and critics alike. This is also the first time it heads to London since the last revival in 2013!

In conclusion, A Chorus Line is more than just a musical – it's an experience. With its iconic music, compelling storytelling, breathtaking choreography, timeless themes, and status as a theatrical masterpiece, it's a show that truly has something for everyone. So don't miss your chance to experience the magic of A Chorus Line for yourself at Sadler’s Wells this summer – you won't regret it!

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