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A CHORUS LINE presented by Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre

A CHORUS LINE, in its final weekend at Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre in Carmel, is an American musical theatre staple. Written in the 1970′s, the musical tells the story of dancers auditioning for spots on “a chorus line” in a Broadway show. We learn about what brought the characters to dancing – in sequential order from childhood, to puberty, through the end of a dance career. Memorable songs include “One,” “Dance: Ten; Looks: Three,” and my personal favorite, “What I Did For Love.”

Under the direction of Ron Morgan (owner and director of Carmel’s Performer’s Edge Dance Theatre), this cast has created a stunning production of this classic piece. Amongst this (obviously) talented cast, some gave especially great performances:

    • Julia Bonnett, Betsy Norton, and Laura Lockwood definitely deliver during “At the Ballet” – revealing stories about their own rocky pasts, but everything was always “beautiful at the ballet.”
    • Nathalie Cruz, during “What I Did For Love,” had me smiling from the downbeat. As a performer myself, I’m always touched by a great performance of this song because of the truth in it. We all do what we do because we love it and you cannot regret that.
    • And a special shout-out to Anne Beck’s solo dance number, it was electrifying.

The show itself was great visually, but on the night I attended there were obviously some audio issues and a few pitchy performances from cast members – which, no doubt, have most likely been resolved over the run of the show. However, not all dancers are singers and not every singer can dance, so that I am willing to forgive. That being said, I have to give a shout-out to all the dancers in this show – the main cast AND the cut dancers. I have done this choreography (I had to learn it for school!) and I give major props to anyone who can pull that off night after night – because it is really hard!

The show continues in its final weekend at Booth Tarkington Civc Theatre with performances tonight at 7pm and Saturday, September 22nd at 5pm.

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Civic Opens 98th Season with A Chorus Line

CIVIC THEATRE OPENS SEASON OF RAVES WITH A CHORUS LINE
2012-2013 Mainstage Season Premieres with Broadway Classic

Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre is set to draw the curtain on its 98th season with A Chorus Line. The nine-time Tony Award winning Broadway favorite will open Friday, September 7, and run through Saturday, September 22, at The Tarkington at The Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel.

One of the longest-running American Broadway musicals of all time, A Chorus Line tells the story of 17 dancers, auditioning for the chance of a lifetime.  On a bare stage, in an empty theatre, each character exposes every drop of sweat, every hour of training, every day of their lives to do what they’ve always dreamed of – dance.

A Chorus Line is based on the book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante, with music from beloved American composer Marvin Hamlisch, who passed away earlier this month. Theatergoers will enjoy famed hits like “What I Did for Love” and “One.”

Don’t miss the chance to see this singular sensation on a local stage! Showtimes are Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7pm, last Saturday at 5pm and Sundays at 2pm. Tickets are $44 for adults and $34 for youth, 17 and under. This show contains adult content and is not suitable for children.

Tickets – http://www.thecenterfortheperformingarts.org/tickets/production.aspx?PID=1504

The Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre is one of the 10 largest active community theaters in the United States and has been a vital part of the city’s cultural landscape for 95 years.  For more information about the largest community theater in Indiana, go to http://www.civictheatre.org/

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2012-13 Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre Schedule

The Civic kicks off its 2012-13 season with a classic, A Chorus Line.   Residing at The Tarkington in Carmel, the Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre is the largest community theater in Indiana and one of the 10 largest in the United States.  Founded in 1915, the Civic has been a vital part of the city’s cultural landscape and is considered to be the nation’s longest continuously operating community theatre.

For more information about the 2012-13 season and to purchase tickets, go to http://www.civictheatre.org/shows-tickets/

A Chorus Line
September 7 – 22, 2012

  • Thursday – Saturday at 7PM
  • Last Saturday at 5PM
  • Sunday at 2PM

School House Rock Live!
September 25 – 28, 2012

  • Monday – Friday at 10AM and 12PM 

The Woman in Black
October 26 – November 10, 2012

  • Thursday – Saturday at 7PM
  • Last Saturday at 5PM
  • Sunday at 2PM

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
December 14, 2012 – January 5, 2013

  • Thursday and Friday at 7PM
  • Saturday at 2PM and 7PM
  • Sunday at 2PM 

The Fox on the Fairway
February 8 – 23, 2013

  • Thursday – Saturday at 7PM
  • Last Saturday at 5PM
  • Sunday at 2PM

Into the Woods
April 26 – May 11, 2013

  • Thursday – Saturday at 7PM
  • Last Saturday at 5PM
  • Sunday at 2PM

Jr. Civic presents Beanstalk! The Musical!
June 14 – 18, 2013

  • Friday and Saturday at 7PM
  • Monday and Tuesday at 10AM and 1PM

Young Adult Musical
July 26 – 28, 2013

  • Friday and Saturday at 7PM
  • Sunday at 2PM

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