A Chorus Line

sep 8 - oct 1, 2017
Music by Marvin Hamlisch
Lyrics by Edward Kleban
Book by James Kirkwood, Jr. and Nicholas Dante
Performance Times:
7:30 PM Wednesday through Saturday; 2:00 PM Sunday
Run Time:
2 hours 20 minutes including a 15-minute intermission
Theatre:
Mainstage

A Chorus Line is a stunning concept musical capturing the spirit and tension of a Broadway chorus audition. Exploring the inner lives and poignant ambitions of professional Broadway gypsies, the show features one powerhouse number after another. Memorable musical numbers include “What I Did for Love, “One,” “I Can Do That,” “At the Ballet,” “The Music and the Mirror,” and “I Hope I Get It.” A brilliantly complex fusion of song, dance, and compellingly authentic drama, A Chorus Line was instantly recognized as a classic.

Note: A Chorus Line is an enduring American classic which contains language and situations which may be offensive to some


The performance at 2:00 PM on Sunday, Sept. 17, will have live audio description, provided by IRIS. Please contact our ticket office at 515-277-6261 if you would like to use this free service.
  The performance at 2:00 PM on Sunday, Sept. 17, will have ASL interpretation, provided by Deaf Services Unlimited. Please contact our ticket office at 515-277-6261 if you would like to use this free service.
Zach
Spencer Gilbert
Larry
Gary McCall
Mike
Jim Kolnik
Richie
Demarius Fisher
Don
Mitchell Nieland
Paul
Bryan Gamboa
Mark
Will Donaghy
Greg
Isaac Anderson
Bobby
Keaton Lane
Al
Tanner Smith
Tom
Brent Nery
Roy
Cody Ritz
Frank
Avery Lauer
Cassie
Ann Kramer
Sheila
Jill Ziegler
Val
Stephanie Schneider
Diana
Lorena Eclatt
Judy
Taylor Millar
Kristine
Emily Davis
Maggie
Erin Besser
Bebe
Maddie Sell
Connie
Sarah Rasavanh
Lois
Grace Ammann
Vicki
Megan Nelson
Tricia
Heather Stout
Betsy
Cari Walton

Des Moines Community Playhouse Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Kill Date: Oct.1, 2017
Subject: Des Moines Community Playhouse Presents “A Chorus Line”  
Contact: Lee Ann Bakros, Playhouse Public Relations Director, 515-974-5358

The Des Moines Community Playhouse presents “A Chorus Line,” Sept. 8-Oct. 1, 2017. Tickets may be purchased online at dmplayhouse.com, by phone at 515-277-6261, or at the Playhouse ticket office, 831 42nd St. “A Chorus Line” is an enduring American classic which contains language and situations which may be offensive to some.

Seventeen dancers audition for eight ensemble roles in the next big Broadway musical. From tap dance sensation Mike (James Kolnik) to Cassie (Ann Kramer), a former featured performer now begging for any role, each one has a story and unique reason for performing. “A Chorus Line” shows what actors do for love of the theatre in a life that is demanding, heartbreaking, and exhilarating. “A Chorus Line” is one singular sensation!

The Playhouse cast includes Grace Ammann, Isaac Anderson, Erin Besser, Emily Davis, Will Donaghy, Lorena Eclatt, Demarius Fisher, Bryan Gamboa, Spencer Gilbert, Keaton Lane, Avery Lauer, Gary McCall, Taylor Millar, Megan Nelson, Brent Nery, Mitchell Nieland, Sarah Rasavanh, Cody Ritz, Stephanie Schneider, Maddie Sell, Tanner Smith, Heather Stout, Cari Walton, Jill Ziegler, and Cari Walton. “A Chorus Line” is directed and choreographed by Megan Helmers with music direction by Brenton Brown.

The Playhouse is one of the oldest and largest community theatres in the US. Located at the 42nd Street exit of I-235, the theatre has presented a full season of shows since 1919 and also offers a wide variety of educational experiences including classes for ages 4 to adult, theatre trips to New York, and volunteer opportunities onstage and backstage.

For more information about the Playhouse and “A Chorus Line,” contact the Playhouse ticket office at 515-277-6261.

“A Chorus Line” performances Sept. 8-Oct. 1, 2017
7:30 PM Wednesday-Saturday
2:00 PM Sunday
The performance at 2:00 PM, Sunday, Sept. 17, will have live audio description provided by IRIS and ASL interpretation.

“A Chorus Line” Tickets
Ticket prices start at $29
To purchase tickets:
dmplayhouse.com
515-277-6261
Des Moines Community Playhouse Ticket Office, 831 42nd St., Des Moines, IA 50312

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“A Chorus Line,” Sept. 8-Oct. 1, 2017, at the Des Moines Community Playhouse. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

“A Chorus Line,” Sept. 8-Oct. 1, 2017, at the Des Moines Community Playhouse. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

“A Chorus Line,” Sept. 8-Oct. 1, 2017, at the Des Moines Community Playhouse. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

“A Chorus Line,” Sept. 8-Oct. 1, 2017, at the Des Moines Community Playhouse. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

(Left to right) Mitchell Nieland as Don, Erin Besser as Maggie, James M. Kolnik as Mike, Sarah Rasavanh as Connie, Isaac William Anderson as Greg, Ann Kramer as Cassie, Jill S. Ziegler as Sheila, Keaton Lane as Bobby, Maddie Sell as Bebe, Taylor Millar as Judy, Demarius Fisher Jr. as Richie, Tanner Smith as Al, Emily Davis as Kristine, Stephanie Schneider as Val, Will Donaghy as Mark, Bryan Gamboa as Paul, and Lorena Eclatt as Diana.

Demarius Fisher Jr. is Richie in “A Chorus Line,” Sept. 8-Oct. 1, 2017, at the Des Moines Community Playhouse. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

Sarah Rasavanh is Connie in “A Chorus Line,” Sept. 8-Oct. 1, 2017, at the Des Moines Community Playhouse. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

James M. Kolnik is Mike in “A Chorus Line,” Sept. 8-Oct. 1, 2017, at the Des Moines Community Playhouse. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

Stephanie Schenider is Val in “A Chorus Line,” Sept. 8-Oct. 1, 2017, at the Des Moines Community Playhouse. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

Ann Kramer is Cassie in “A Chorus Line,” Sept. 8-Oct. 1, 2017, at the Des Moines Community Playhouse. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

“A Chorus Line,” Sept. 8-Oct. 1, 2017, at the Des Moines Community Playhouse. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

“A Chorus Line,” Sept. 8-Oct. 1, 2017, at the Des Moines Community Playhouse. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

Ann Kramer is Cassie in “A Chorus Line,” Sept. 8-Oct. 1, 2017, at the Des Moines Community Playhouse. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

“A Chorus Line,” Sept. 8-Oct. 1, 2017, at the Des Moines Community Playhouse. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

Ann Kramer is Cassie in “A Chorus Line,” Sept. 8-Oct. 1, 2017, at the Des Moines Community Playhouse. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

“A Chorus Line,” Sept. 8-Oct. 1, 2017, at the Des Moines Community Playhouse. Photo by Steve Gibbons.