The razzle and dazzle of Broadway is heading to Adelaide for a limited season of the hit Broadway musical, A Chorus Line. Watch as a group of hopefuls audition for what may be their last chance to sing and dance in the chorus.
A Chorus Line first hit the stage in 1975, and has since then been adapted into a feature film. In the US it has won 9 Tony Awards and a Pulitzer Prize for drama. It is one of the longest running shows in Broadway history, but Adelaide's 2012 show will be the first time it hits our shores.
Following 17 hopeful chorus members, A Chorus Line looks at drama, tears, and bright lights that surround any musical theatre production. The dances share their stories of unhappy childhoods, first loves, lost dreams, and the love of dance. It does all this amongst a whirl of shiny costumes, dazzling dance numbers, and memorable songs.
The show seems especially relevant as our television screens are filled with reality television like So You Think You Can Dance and the X-Factor. These programs promise young singers and dancers fame, but it just shows that with so many people auditioning, not everyone can have their name in lights. The dancers in A Chorus Line aren't trying to be the next big thing, they just want the opportunity to dance.
The opening night show is a New Year spectacular, on the 31st of December at 8pm at the Adelaide Festival Centre. The show then runs until the 15th of Jan. All up there are 18 performances, including some matinee shows. Tickets range from $45 for GreenRoom members to $110 for premium seats. You can book online at BASS, or head to a BASS outlet.
The Adelaide Festival Centre also offer a special offer to show-goers looking for somewhere to get a bite to eat. For $35 you can enjoy your choice of a main, wine, beer, or soft drink, coffee and petit fours at Lyrics restaurant. You can check out the available menu online, and book your meal when you book your tickets. Enjoying dinner at the Festival Centre before the shows means you can enjoy a nice meal without having to worry about the stress of getting to the theatre on time.
A Chorus Line is not suitable for children under 12 years, as it contains adult themes and coarse language. Also bear in mind that there will be a lockout period for the performance, so make sure you arrive on time.
Tickets are available now, so make sure you book your seats and get ready for the show.