BroadwayWorld Regional Award
San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award
Best Production (300+ Seats Category)
This production of A Chorus Line featured new choreography and sets to present a new take on this Broadway classic. The mirrors were empty frames on wheels so the characters could roll them around the stage throughout the show and see “through” them as they examined the stories of their childhood and past. During Cassie’s dance, actual mirrors slid out on stage to close off Zach as a metaphor for their relationship.
The cast featured Kristin Piro as Cassie, Matthew Rossoff as Zach, Alicia Albright as Val, Luis Figueroa as Paul, Natalie Gallo as Diana, Royzell Walker as Richie, and Sara Andreas as Sheila.
The Sonoma County Gazette says, “Director Amy Miller and choreographer/associate director Jim Cooney keep the signature choreography and stagings that we know so well, as in “One” (“Singular Sensation”), while managing some clever modernizing that never seems out of place— just brings the show we love into the 21st century…If you’ve never seen A Chorus Line before, perhaps because you thought it might be dated or creaky, this is the one to see, that will dispel that notion completely.”
It also praises “stunning showstoppers, as when Kristin Piro as Cassie delivers “The Music and the Mirror” (also featuring brilliant choreography that pays homage to Donna McKechnie’s original and yet showcases Piro’s own dance skills).”
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Director: Amy Miller
Choreographer/Associate Director: Jim Cooney
Sets: Michael Kramer
Lighting: Paul Hudson
Costumes: Kristina Martin
Venue: Transcendence Theatre Company in Sonoma, CA
Photos: Robbi Pengelly, Will Bucquoy, and Transcendence