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Dobbs Ferry High School Stages 'A Chorus Line'

"A Chorus Line" comes to Dobbs Ferry High School April 26-27 for two shows.
"A Chorus Line" comes to Dobbs Ferry High School April 26-27 for two shows. Photo Credit: Dobbs Ferry Schools

DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. -- The Dobbs Ferry High School production of the award-winning musical "A Chorus Line" will open on April 26 at 7 p.m. for a two-day run.

"A Chorus Line" is set on the bare stage of an empty Broadway theatre during an audition for a musical during which time the performers and choreographer reveal the events that shaped their lives and their decisions to become dancers.

The show's director producer, Dobbs Ferry Middle and High School chorus teacher Georgia DeFalco, said the production features the players because of the minimal scenery.

“I picked the musical because I think the music is outstanding, both funny and touching, and the script stands the test of time,” said Georgia DeFalco, Dobbs Ferry High School/Middle School chorus teacher and the show’s director/producer. There is no real leading role; each actor has a song and a story, so we can feature more of the kids.”

The original production was directed and choreographed by Michael Bennett, one of Broadways’ greatest choreographers, and opened on July 25, 1975. The music was composed by Academy Award winner Marvin Hamlisch, with lyrics by Edward Kleban. The book was written by playwright/novelistJames Kirkwood Jr. and former dancer Nicholas Dante.

"A Chorus Line" received 12 Tony Award nominations and won nine of them in addition to the 1976 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

The second performance is scheduled for April 27 at 5 p.m.

Tickets for both shows are at $8 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens.

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