Maine State Music Theatre presents its 54th season with the Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon A CHORUS LINE, now playing through June 23rd. Tickets are available online at www.msmt.org, over the phone at (207) 725- 8769, or by visiting the box office located in the Pickard Theater lobby at 1 Bath Road in Brunswick, Maine. Ticket prices range from $36 to $59.
We have a first look at the show below!
A CHORUS LINE is an inspirational story of the road to stardom, including all the chassés, jetés, and pas de bourrées of life. The musical takes its audience behind the scenes and into the lives of the nineteen hopeful dancers auditioning for a spot in a chorus line. The auditions take on a personal component when the director, Zach, asks them to introduce themselves and tell their histories. All of the characters have overcome obstacles and gone through rough patches in their lives. Although their stories are all different, they have followed their dreams to stand together for a chance at Broadway.
Original Broadway cast members Donna Drake and Michael Gorman pilot this MSMT production. Also in the cast are Suzanna Dupree, Rebecca Riker, Nicky Venditti, Selina Verastigui, Taylor Collins and Netanel Bellaishe (winner of Israeli TV’s version of So You Think You Can Dance). The six join the MSMT production as the characters Sheila, Cassie, Paul, Diana, Don and Mike respectively.
MSMT veterans Curt Dale Clark and Buddy Reeder are also on the cast list. Additionally, local performers and MSMT alums Matthew Begin, Blair Best and Michaela Boissonneault join the production.
Broadway and/or National tour veterans Kelly D. Felthous, Timothy Hughes and Michael Warrell are making their MSMT debuts as Val, Greg and Al. Barrymore Award nominee Courtney Romano and Kennedy Center performer Joshua Keith also make their MSMT debuts as Kristine and Richie along with Tiffany Chalothorn who reincarnates her recent regional portrayal of Connie for Brunswick audiences.
Two former MSMT interns-turned-professionals with a number of national tour and Off-Broadway credits between them, Sean Bell and Morgan Rose, are back in Maine to play Bobby and Bebe. Bell and Rose can serve as mentors to this season’s eight performance interns who fill out the rest of ‘the line’: Taylor Anderson, Jeff Heimbrock, Andrew Metzgar, Allie Pizzo, Jonalyn Saxer, Jordan Weagraff, Zachariah F. Williams and Emmeline Wood.
Maine State Music Theatre is a professional, non-profit arts organization, operating in Brunswick, Maine for fifty-three years. The theatre, contracted with the Actors’ Equity Association’s Council of Resident Stock Theatres (CORST), produces four mainstage, Broadway-quality musicals; produces two children’s musicals; and presents three special concert events each summer at the Pickard Theater on the beautiful campus of Bowdoin College. For more information about Maine State Music Theatre, visit their website at www.msmt.org.