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A Chorus Line

It's one singular sensation! The groundbreaking, Pulitzer Prize-winning concept musical set a new standard for Broadway and remains relevant, poignant, provocative and explosively entertaining.

  • Full Length Musical
  • Dramatic Comedy
  • 120 minutes

  • Time Period: 1970s
  • Target Audience: Teen (Age 14 - 18), Adult
  • Set Requirements: Unit Set/Multiple Settings
  • Cautions: Mild Adult Themes, Strong Language
  • Orchestra Size: Medium

  • Performance Group:
  • College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre

  • Accolades:
  • Winner! 9 Tony Awards including Best Musical (1976)
    Winner! 4 Drama Desk Awards (1976)
    Winner! 3 Obie Awards (1976)
    Winner! Theatre Theatre World - Special Award (1976)
    Winner! The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (1976)
    Winner! Special Gold Tony Award in honor of becoming Broadway's longest-running musical (1984)
    Winner! 2 Tony Awards including Best Revival (2007)
A Chorus Line is a stunning concept musical capturing the spirit and tension of a Broadway chorus audition. Exploring the inner lives and bittersweet ambitions of professional Broadway performers, 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.


"A Chorus Line is still one of those musicals you will sing about to your grandchildren. It is an occasion of joy, an affirmation of Broadway and a smoke?signal to the world that the musical can touch unexpected depths in the human heart."

The New York Times

"Michael Bennett's work stands the test of time. We're lucky to have the opportunity to see this singular sensation once again, no matter what."


"The startling simplicity of the show still impresses... The show suggests that theatre is both a metaphor for life and a way of escaping it, and there is something genuinely moving about the way it gives an individual voice to performers who are normally just part of an anonymous ensemble."

 The Telegraph

"The show remains an enormously powerful and affecting piece of work: one of Broadway’s all-time greats, with more kick than most other shows combined."

 Time Out

Premiere Production:

Opening Off-Broadway at The Public Theater on April 15, 1975, A Chorus Line, originally starring Donna McKechnie, Sammy Williams, Robert LuPone and Carole Bishop, transferred to the Shubert Theatre on Broadway on July 25, 1975 and ran for 6,137 performances before closing on April 28, 1990. On September 29, 1983, A Chorus Line became the longest-running show in Broadway history. In London it played 903 performances at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. It was revived at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on Broadway in 2006 and played for 759 performances.

  • Casting: 10M, 9F
  • Casting Attributes: Ensemble cast, Role(s) for Asian Actor(s), Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle), Role(s) for Latino Actor(s), Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle), Role(s) for Black Actor(s)
  • Casting Notes: Because the onstage performers are singing and dancing at the same time, the offstage singers are used for vocal support. However, the audience should never be aware of additional singers. The original Broadway production had a cast of 26 performers. The show has no dedicated chorus. No doubling was employed.
  • Chorus Size: Medium

  • Running the Audition
    ZACH - Director/Choreographer
    LARRY - Zach's assistant

    Auditioning Actors (audition numbers in parentheses)
    CASSIE (no number)
    SHEILA (152)
    VAL (179)
    DIANA (2)
    JUDY (23)
    KRISTINE (10)
    MAGGIE (9)
    BEBE (37)
    CONNIE (149)

    MIKE (81)
    RICHIE (44)
    DON (5)
    PAUL (45)
    MARK (63)
    GREG (67)
    BOBBY (84)
    AL (17)

    VIVKI (60)
    TRICIA (131)
    LOIS (53) - ballerina; non-speaking

    FRANK (59) - headband boy; non-speaking
    BUTCH (14) - non-speaking
    ROY (36) - wrong-arm boy
    TOM (40) - counts with his mouth, non-speaking
  • Name Price
    Perusal Material Shipped immediately. This is optional. Order Now

    1 x Lib-Vocal Book

    Rehearsal Material Shipped a minimum of 3 months before the last performance. This must be hired as a condition of the License to produce this show.

    26 x Prompt Books & Vocal-Chorus Parts
    1 x Piano-Conductor's Score

    $550.00 +$135.00/pm
    Orchestral Material Shipped a minimum of 1 month before the last performance. This is optional.

    1 Reed I: Piccolo, Flute, Alto Flute (or Clarinet), Clarinet & Alto Saxophone
    1 Reed II: Piccolo, Flute, Eb Clarinet (or Flute), Clarinet, Bass Clarinet & Alto Saxophone
    1 Reed III: Oboe (or Clarinet), English Horn (or Clarinet), Clarinet & Tenor Saxophone
    1 Reed IV: Flute (or Clarinet), Clarinet, Eb Contrabass Clarinet (or Bassoon), Bassoon & Baritone Saxophone 

    1 Trumpet I & II (both doubling Flugelhorn) 
    1 Trumpet III (doubling Flugelhorn)
    1 Trombone I (Tenor)
    1 Trombone II (Tenor)
    1 Trombone III (Bass)

    2 Percussion I & II:

    (I) Mallet Instruments:
    Timpani (2 drums)
    Bongos (2)
    Congas (3)
    Small Triangle
    Wood Blocks (2)
    Gran Cassa
    Bell Plate
    Bell Tree

    (II) Trap Drums:
    Bass Drum
    Snare Drum
    Tom-Toms (3)
    Floor Tom
    Wood Block

    1 Keyboard I (multiple registrations; principally Piano)
    1 Keyboard II (multiple registrations; principally Harp)
    1 Keyboard III (multiple registrations; principally Strings)

    1 Bass (Acoustic, Electric & Bass Guitar)

    Piano-Conductor's Score sent with rehearsal material.

    $350.00 +$135.00/pm