A Chorus Line

A Chorus Line

The show opens on an audition in New York. Twenty-four dancers compete for eight parts in the chorus of a Broadway Show. They are scrutinized by the autocratic choreographer and director Zach, played by Rikard Wolff.

But Zach is not only looking for talent, he wants to know the dancers’ personal stories. As the audition wears on we get to take part of their innermost hopes and dreams, fears and insecurities – everything that has brought them to where they are today, to this fearsome and gruelling audition. At the end the audience wants all of the dancers to make the final cut.
At the Göteborg Opera, more than 400 people auditioned for a part in the musical.

In addition to the 17 professional dancers, the cast also includes fifty dancers from the Göteborg Ballet Academy. Everyone will sing and dance except for Zach, who in return has been given a more prominent part, something that has not been the case in other productions around the world. “With all the docusoaps on TV, it has become commonplace for people to expose themselves to prefect strangers”, says Staffan Aspegren, the director of A Chorus Line. This is why he decided to twist the story somewhat…

A Chorus Line opened for the first time in 1975, played an astonishing 6137 performances, was for a long time the most played Broadway musical (before Cats broke the record) and affected a whole generation of dancers. In addition the musical won almost every prize there is, among others a Pulitzer Price.

Conductor: Martin Yates
Director: Staffan Aspegren
Choreographer: Roger Johansson
Set design: Bengt Fröderberg
Costume: Camilla Thulin
Lighting: Linus Fellbom
Sound design: Lars Wern
Film and video: Fredrik Egerstrand


Cast

Dirigent
Martin Yates 19-29/10, 8-9/1-03, 31/1-03
Josef Rhedin 31/10-10/11, 10/1-03, 14-17/1-03, 21-22/1-03, 29-30/1-03
Finn Rosengren 13/11-30/11, 12/1-03, 18/1-03, 25-26/1-03

Don
Per Breitenstein

Maggie
Therese Andersson

Mike
David Dalmo

Connie
Hanna Lindblad

Gregory
Stefan Clarin

Cassy
Lars Bethke

Sheila
Katrin Sundberg

Bobby
Magnus Borén

Bebe
Martyna Lisowska

Judy
Vera Prada

Richie
Rennie Mirro

Alan
Jimmy Schönning

Kristine
Linda Söderholm

Valerie
Elin Johansson

Mark
Peter Johansson

Paul
Alexander Larsson

Diana
Åsa Engman

Lee
Andrea Svensson

Zach
Rikard Wolff

Tricia
Linda Olsson

Vicki
Evelyn Jons

Roy
Magnus Lundgren

Frank
Carl-Johans de Neergaard

GöteborgsOperans orkester.
Elever från Balettakademin.

Med reservation för eventuella ändringar.

Team

Dirigent
Martin Yates
Josef Rhedin
Finn Rosengren

Regi
Staffan Aspegren

Koreografi
Roger Johansson

Scenografi
Bengt Fröderberg

Kostym
Camilla Thulin

Ljusdesign
Linus Fellbom

Ljuddesign
Lars Wern

Svensk översättning
Erik Fägerborn

Film/Video
Fredrik Egerstrand

Information

Musical by James Kirkwood, Nicholas Dante, Edward Kleban and Marvin Hamlisch.

  • Genre: Musical
  • Season: 2002/2003
  • Location:

    Main Stage.

  • Length: Approx. 2 hours 45 minutes 1 interval
  • Info:Göteborg Main Stage
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