Review: A Chorus Line stays traditional and it pays off

The Arvada Center kicked off their 42nd season with the classic love letter to Broadway itself, “A Chorus Line.”

This production is a tight and high quality version of this dance filled show.

All set in one single day, 17 different actors audition for the chorus of a Broadway show. Audiences get to see and hear the personal lives and struggles of these rising stars as they try to convince their director that they deserve to be in the show.

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The cast of ‘A Chorus Line’ at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities. Photo Credit: Matt Gale Photography

Each actor tells their story of why they are there or how they got there. The stories range from heartfelt and moving to down right hilarious.

The essence of this production is the dancing, which the Arvada Center cast nailed. Their moves and kick lines were perfect, and the timing was spot on.

Although the dancing was great, the vocals did lack at times and some actresses seemed to be a little pitchy and flat. I wouldn’t consider this too much because, of course, no one comes to “A Chorus Line” for the singing anyway.

Stephen Cerf plays the hard but caring director Zach and brings a forceful performance to the role that leads the rest of the cast into stellar performances as well.

This dance opera has something for every person to relate to: from the aging actress trying to hold on to her beauty to the up-and-coming star who is trying to figure it all out, “A Chorus Line” has it all.

“A Chorus Line” is playing at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities through Oct 1st.

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The cast of ‘A Chorus Line’ at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities. Photo Credit: Matt Gale Photography


“A Chorus Line” at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities ***(out of four)

Ticket Info:

“A Chorus Line” is now playing at the Arvada Center 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Directed by Rod Lansberry. Starring Stephen Cerf and Dayna Tietzen. Through October 1st. For tickets visit arvadacenter.org

Check out the Arvada Center’s special Rush Ticket program:

For over 40 years, the Arvada Center has produced entertaining and critically acclaimed professional theatre. We stand by our commitment to making live theatre available for everyone. This season, our discounted Rush Ticket program provides affordable access to all seven of our plays and musicals. Rush Tickets are available every Monday during the run of a production.

How it works:

– Every Monday at 10 a.m. our discounted Rush Tickets go on sale for performance, Tuesday through Sunday, that week.

– To purchase, contact us by phone at 720-898-7200, or in person at our Box Office, and tell us you are interested in purchasing Rush Tickets.

– Tickets cost $15 each for our Main Stage Musicals, or $10 each for Black Box Plays. There are no service fees, and quantities are limited to 4 tickets per production.

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