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A Chorus Line

A CHORUS LINE is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Tams-Witmark LLC. www.concordtheatricals.com

Original Broadway production produced by the New York Shakespeare Festival, Joseph Papp, Producers, in association with Plum Productions, Inc.

Costume Design inspired by the original Broadway production designed by Theoni V. Aldredge.

Scenic Design inspired by the original Broadway production designed by Robin Wagner.

Lighting Design inspired by the original Broadway Production designed by Tharon Musser.

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Director Notes

The first show album I ever owned was A Chorus Line. I listened to it over and over and knew every lyric by heart. The show gave dancers a voice, something a 13 year old ballerina didn’t have at the time. That album as I look back today, was the beginning of my path in musical theatre. I found stories in the songs that I could relate to, and it opened my world. A world where I too could, and eventually did, use my voice.

This show is about one’s passion and love for their chosen path, whatever that path may be. Knowing so clearly what you have to do. Making sacrifices in order to do so. Putting yourself ‘on the line’ for that love.

A Chorus Line opened on Broadway on July 25th, 1975.There had never been a show like it before, nor really since. For the first time, every single performer on that stage was given the opportunity to be a triple threat: An actor, dancer, and singer.

The idea for this show came from Tony Stevens and Michon Peacock. Cassette tape recordings were made of a group of dancers who met at an exercise studio on 3rd avenue in NYC to share stories from their past. Mr. Bennett wove those stories together to create A Chorus Line, along with the inspiring music of Marvin Hamlisch, the beautiful and clever lyrics of Edward Kleban, and the book by James Kirkwood Jr. and Nicholas Dante, which won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama – not to mention the twelve Tony Award nominations and nine wins.

Why does this show still resonate with us today? I believe it’s because the characters’ stories, struggles, and ambitions are things that all of us can recognize within ourselves. It’s about the underdog who fights, regardless of if they win or lose. It’s about recognizing those who must rise above themselves to be heard and seen. It’s about being who you are, the good and bad, and doing so on your own terms. The world may not look like it did in 1975, but the challenge of finding your voice is eternal – for dancers, storytellers, and anyone holding on to something that must be let out.

I am so grateful to go on this journey once again and pay forward the gift of ACL to these students at Elon.

“Won’t forget, can’t regret, what I did for love.”

Jane Lanier

Director

Special Thanks

Frank Kliegal (very special thanks to him), Rob Brown, Michael McDonald, Fred Rubeck, Natalie Taylor Hart, Charles Johnson, Brian Kremer, Dr. Connie Book, Dr. Gabie Smith, Rebecca Kohn, Kimberly Rippy, David McGraw

Cast

ZachAlex Carnot
Laura (u/s Judy)Anya Jones
CassieElla Huestis
Sheila BryantJaid Green
Val ClarkMK McDonald
Diana MoralesMallorie Sievert
Judy TurnerGabriella Scarpace
Kristine Deluca (u/s Sheila)Helena Padial
Maggie WinslowAnne-Sophie Hill
Bebe BenzenheimerMaddie Hewgley
Connie Singh (u/s Val)Tara Venkataraman
Mike CostaNoah Macam
Richie WaltersGabriel Logan
Don KerrTristan Altobelli
Paul San MarcoCharlie Castro
Mark AnthonyEric Pettit
Greg Gardner (u/s Richie)Kameron Askew
Bobby Henry Mills IIICharlie Pelletier
Al DelucaCampy Rodriguez
Vicki (u/s Diana & Maggie)Sammy Azua
Tricia (u/s Kristine & Laura)Emily Stober
Lois (u/s Connie & Bebe)Angelina Mancuso
Frank (u/s Greg & Don)Tommy Pegan
Butch (u/s Mike, Paul & Al)Derick Donato
Roy (u/s Mark)Gavin Miller
Tom (u/s Bobby)Kyle Brady
Swing (u/s Cassie)Summer Severin

Creative Team

DirectorJane Lanier
Student Assistant DirectorElsa Keefe
ChoreographerCourtney Liu
Student Assistant ChoreographerSummer Severin
Dance CaptainAnya Jones
Music DirectorChris Rayis
Student Assistant Music DirectorsHashini Amarasinghe
Kyra Britt
Scenic Coordinator/ Projection DesignerNatalie Taylor Hart
Costume CoordinatorKayla Higbee
Asst. Costume CoordinatorJosie Milner
Hair & Makeup DesignerKayla McBratney
Sound DesignerMike Smith
Audio EngineerSavion Taylor
Audio 2Nik Heiser
Lighting DesignerGregory Thorn
Asst. Lighting DesignerSarah Kay Adams
Stage Manager/ Board OperatorBrianna Boucher
Asst. Stage ManagersHailey Avari
Philip Doherty

Production Team

Technical DirectorLuis Silva
Production ManagerCharles Johnson
Costume Shop ManagerHeidi Jo Schiemer
Props CoordinatorChris Fields
Props CrewAnnika Benander
Followspot OperatorsKate Regan
George Zemla
Fly OperatorElla Davison
Set CrewParker Bowen
Wardrobe SupervisorAilish O’Brien
Wardrobe CrewBrooke Chamberlin
Ella Davidson
Madelynn Forcier
Front-of-House SupervisorDavid J. McGraw
House ManagerLillian Chen
Emily Moxon
Ava Schneider
Poster DesignSydney Dye

Musical Numbers

Opening: I Hope I Get It ….. Full Company

I Can Do That ….. Mike

…And… ….. Richie, Val, Judy, Company

At The Ballet ….. Sheila, Bebe, Maggie

Sing ….. Kristine, Al, Company

Montage, Part 1: Hello Twelve ….. Mark, Connie, Company

Montage, Part 2: Nothing ….. Diana

Montage, Part 3: Mother ….. Full Company

Montage, Part 4 ….. Judy, Greg, Richie, Company

Dance: Ten, Looks: Three ….. Val

The Music and The Mirror ….. Cassie

One ….. Full Company

Tap Dance ….. Full Company

What I Did For Love ….. Diana, Company

Bows ….. Full Company

Orchestra

Conductor: Chris Rayis

Trumpet: Gavin Tranter

Trombone: Katie Cox

Piccolo/Flute/Clarinet/Alto Saxophone: Taiki Azuma

Oboe/Clarinet/English Horn/Tenor Saxophone: Thomas Turanchik

Flute/Clarinet/Bass Clarinet/Bassoon/Baritone Saxophone: Brian Blauch

Keyboard:Tyson Hankins

Bass: Stuart McLemore

Drum Set: Steve McHugh

Auxiliary Percussion: Mike Huestis

Associate Music Directors: Hashini Amarasinghe & Kyra Britt

Bios

Tyson Hankins

Tyson Hankins

Tristan Altobelli

Tristan Altobelli

Tommy Pegan

Tommy Pegan

Tara Venkataraman

Tara Venkataraman

Summer Severin

Summer Severin

Sarah Kay Adams

Sarah Kay Adams

Noah Macam

Noah Macam

MK McDonald

MK McDonald

Mallorie Sievert

Mallorie Sievert

Kyra Britt

Kyra Britt

Kyle Brady

Kyle Brady

Kayla Higbee

Kayla Higbee

Kameron Askew

Kameron Askew

Jane Lanier

Jane Lanier

Jaid Green

Jaid Green

Helena Padial

Helena Padial

Hashini Amarasinghe

Hashini Amarasinghe

Gavin Miller

Gavin Miller

Gabriella Scarpace

Gabriella Scarpace

Gabriel Logan

Gabriel Logan

Emily Stober

Emily Stober

Ella Huestis

Ella Huestis

Derick Donato

Derick Donato

Courtney Liu

Courtney Liu

Charlie Pelletier

Charlie Pelletier

Charlie Castro

Charlie Castro

Campy Rodriguez

Campy Rodriguez

Brianna Boucher

Brianna Boucher

Anya Jones

Anya Jones

Anne-Sophie Hill

Anne-Sophie Hill

Angelina Mancusco

Angelina Mancusco

Alexander Carnot

Alexander Carnot

Tyson Hankins

Tyson Hankins is one of the full-time staff accompanists for the musical theatre program at Elon University. A classically trained pianist, Tyson is able to play a multitude of genres ranging from classical to pop and everything in between. Since beginning work here in 2006, he has accompanied many musical productions at Elon University, as well as numerous musical productions for community theatre and professional organizations in the area.

Tristan Altobelli

Tristan Altobelli (Don, U/S Zach) is excited to be taking his final bows on the Elon MainStage. His Elon credits include: Spring Awakening (Hanschen), The Bridges of Madison County (Bud), Antigone (Haemon), and Movin' On. Tristan will graduate with the class of 2024 with his BFA in Music Theater, but not before serving as Assistant Director on Elon's Spring MainStage: Myths & Hymns. Thanks to Friends, Family, & the Chorus Line Team!

Tommy Pegan

A senior Arts Administration major proudly from Buffalo, NY. Recent credits include: Spring Awakening (Adult Man) Peter and the Starcatcher (Producer) Beyond The Rainbow (Producer/Director), Company (Producer/Director). At Elon, Tommy serves as the President/Artistic Director of Renegade Productions, where he will produce and direct PIPPIN this April. @tommypegan

Tara Venkataraman

Tara would like to thank her friends and family for their support. Enjoy the show!

Summer Severin

Summer is so thrilled to have been a part of this incredible production. She would like to thank Professor Liu for entrusting her with such an amazing opportunity, Jane for allowing her to rise to the occasion, and to the amazing cast for giving her the space to grow as a leader. She hopes you enjoy the show!!!

Sarah Kay Adams

Sarah Kay is now a senior, here at Elon, as a double major in Arts Administration and Theatre Design/Technology with a concentration in sound and lighting. Her most recent credits for lighting include lighting designer for last year’s Deep Water Ballad workshop and lighting designer for Fall Dance Concert ‘21- ‘23. Sarah has worked in theaters and performing arts centers from CA to NY. Although she has great pride for her work in sound, she is particularly proud of this show as it was her first time working as an Assistant Lighting Designer in McCrary Theatre. Enjoy the show!

Noah Macam

Noah Macam is a freshman Dance Performance & Arts Admin double major, and is thrilled to be in the BHM Dance Concert. Noah just made his McCrary debut playing Mike Costa in A Chorus Line, and can be seen later this semester in the Spring Dance Concert. Enjoy the show!

MK McDonald

MK is stoked for her final mainstage at Elon! Recent credits include Spring Awakening (Ensemble/Wendla U/S), Jersey Boys (Lorraine), Deep Water Ballad (Ensemble/Hill Child Shannon), 42nd Street (Peggy Sawyer), and The Addams Family (Grandma Addams). Special thanks to MK's teacher Dr. Polly, the creative team, and her supportive family. Proud cat mom.

Mallorie Sievert

Mallorie is a senior Music Theatre major with a math minor in the Honors Fellows program. She was a 2020 National YoungArts Finalist and 2020 US Presidential Scholar in the Arts, and she could most recently be seen as Carole King in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, the Dragon in Shrek the Musical, and Marian in The Bridges of Madison County. She’s so excited for everything her senior year has to bring, and she hopes you enjoy the show!

Kyra Britt

Kyra Britt is excited to be an assistant Music Director for A Chorus Line. She has enjoyed working on such a phenomenal production, and is thankful for the cast, crew, and creative team for making that possible. Special thanks to Chris Rayis, and Hashini for supporting her in this endeavor.

Kyle Brady

Kyle is a first year BFA Music Theater major from Winston-Salem, NC and is thrilled to be making his mainstage debut here at Elon in A Chorus Line. Kyle was most recently seen as Noel Gruber in Ride The Cyclone. He would like to thank his family and friends for their continued support as he begins his four years here at Elon. Enjoy the show!

Kayla Higbee

Kayla Higbee (she/her) is a Costume Designer and Assistant Faculty Member of Performing Arts at Elon University. Selected Costume Designs: Men on Boats (Tantrum Theatre), Tall Girls (SEY Independent Productions), Twelfth Night (Centre College), Superior Donuts (AthensWest Theatre Company), Assassins (Centre College), Objects in the Mirror (Tantrum Theatre), Stitched with a Sickle and a Hammer (Ohio University), The Wolves (Ohio University). Other: Assistant to the Costume Designers, Texas Shakespeare Festival (2022), Wardrobe Supervisor, Berkshire Theatre Group (2015-2019), Resident Costume Designer, Centre College (2014-2018). MFA, Ohio University.

Kameron Askew

Kameron Askew is so excited to be returning to the McCrary stage during his junior year. Most recent credits include Dreamgirls at the North Carolina Theatre and The Wild Party at Short North Stage. Educational credits include the ensemble of Head Over Heels. He would like to thank his family, his friends, Prof. Lanier & Liu, and Ken. Enjoy the show!!

Jane Lanier

Jane is thrilled to have helmed this production of A Chorus Line. She has performed or directed this show nine times now and learned the role of Cassie from Baayork Lee, the original Connie and Director of the 2006 Broadway Revival. Other Regional/Off- Broadway Director/Choreographer credits include: The Cher Show, Emma, Mamma Mia!, King's Speech, Chicago, Cabaret, Hair, Guys & Dolls, The Wild Party, Smokey Joe's Cafe, Pippin, A Little Night Music, Ring of Fire, Johnny Guitar, and Nightingale. As a performer, Jane has worked all over the country Regionally, on Pre-Broadway and National Tours, and on Broadway in six shows, including Fosse - Drama Desk Award Nomination- and Jerome Robbins' Broadway- Tony Award Nomination. As an educator she worked at UCLA, Pepperdine University, and was an Associate Professor at Roosevelt University where she developed and headed the Musical Theater with a Dance Concentration program. She is a proud SDC, AEA, and SAG/AFTRA member.

Jaid Green

Jaid is a senior music theatre major from Wyckoff, NJ. She is thrilled to take her final bow on the McCrary stage as Sheila in A Chorus Line, a show that has meant so much to her for many years. Elon credits: Spring Awakening (Associate Choreographer/Swing), Head Over Heels (Dance Ensemble), Movin' On (Assistant Director and Rachel U/S). She has participated in Dance Lab New York's Broadway Choreographer’s Intensive in 2021, and interned for Thistle Dance in 2023. She is also a proud member of Vital Signs A Cappella and a Leadership Fellow.

Helena Padial

Helena is a Sophomore Music Theatre major from Palisades, NY and she is thrilled to be a part of this incredible cast! Some of her favorite credits include Morticia in The Addams Family, Roxie in Chicago, and most recently, Adult Woman in Elon’s production of Spring Awakening. Helena would like to thank everyone that made this show possible! It has been an honor working alongside this amazing group of people. Break a leg everyone!

Hashini Amarasinghe

Hashini is thrilled to be making her Associate Music Director debut in A Chorus Line! Enjoy the show!

Gavin Miller

Gavin is a first-year Music Theater major from Milwaukee, WI and he couldn't be more excited to be apart of A Chorus Line! Coming from a small dance background, this process was certainly a challenge, but such a rewarding experience. He hopes you all enjoy the show!

Gabriella Scarpace

Gabriella is a current sophomore and is so excited for A Chorus Line! This past summer, she had the opportunity to work at Grandstreet Theatre as Atina/Dance Captain in their production of The Little Mermaid. Last winter at Elon, Gabriella was in her first Elon show, The Bridges of Madison County as Chiara/Ensemble/Marge US. She wants to thank the faculty for helping her grow and making her who she is today. Gabriella cannot wait for what comes in the future! Let's make it the best!

Gabriel Logan

Gabriel is so excited to be doing another show on the McCrary Stage! Recent credits include A Little Night Music at Barrington Stage Company, Mary Poppins at North Carolina Theater, A Christmas Carol at The Goodman Theater, and Mamma Mia! at Winnipesaukee Playhouse. Gabriel is currently a Junior in the Music Theatre Program and would like to thank Brian Carter, Nina Wheeler, Gulshirin Dubash, Chris Rayis, Professor Liu, Jane Lanier, and his friends and family.

Emily Stober

Emily is a junior from Hickory, North Carolina and has just returned from a wonderful semester abroad in London. She was last seen in Deep Water Ballad (Hill Child/Tonya) at Elon University. Emily is very thankful to be beginning the year singing and dancing with her friends in A Chorus Line.

Ella Huestis

Ella Huestis is a junior Music Theatre major from Dallas, TX and is over the moon to be performing her dream role, Cassie, on the Elon stage alongside her dad Michael Huestis playing with the orchestra! Previous credits includes Mary Poppins (Ensemble) at the North Carolina Theatre, Deep Water Ballad (Darla Dawson), Head Over Heels (Dance Capt., Ens., Assoc. Choreographer). Ella also performs as a vocalist in Alex Heitlinger's Jazz Combo here on campus. Massive thanks to the incomparable Jane Lanier, Courtney Liu, and Chris Rayis for giving us this incredible gift and to my dad for introducing me to this show all those years ago, it is my dream come true to do it by your side! 

Derick Donato

Derick is so excited to be back on the McCrary Stage performing in A Chorus Line. Favorite credits include The Little Mermaid (Prince Eric), On Your Feet! (Swing), & The Bridges of Madison County (Ensemble). Special thanks and shoutout to the cast and creatives, as well as my friends and family!! @derickgdonato

Courtney Liu

Courtney Liu (MFA, Duke University) is a movement storyteller who draws upon experience in music theatre, dance theatre, and interactive theatre to choreograph, direct, and perform. She is an Assistant Professor of Music Theatre at Elon. Courtney has published her pedagogical research in the Journal of Dance Education and has presented at the National Dance Educator’s Organization, CORPS de Ballet International, and the Embodied Learning Summit. Performing credits include The Phantom of the Opera (Broadway cast), Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake, The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Queen of the Night, AEA & Disney developmental labs, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Cincinnati Ballet, and the Peridance Contemporary Dance Company.

Charlie Pelletier

Charlie is a current senior MT major from Beacon Falls, CT, and is thrilled to be taking his final Elon main stage bow in A CHORUS LINE. Past Elon credits include: Head Over Heels (Pythio), Spring Awakening (Ensemble, u/s Moritz, u/s Ernst, u/s Georg), and Movin' On (u/s Timothy). Regional credits include: Gypsy (Ensemble) at Music Theatre Connecticut. Special thanks to his mother for her never-ending love and support. Enjoy the show and long live 'lon! @charlesxpelletier

Charlie Castro

Charles "Charlie" Castro is a junior musical theatre major at Elon University. He is a Miami, Florida native. Some of his past favorite roles include Javert in Les Miserables, Harry Houdini in Side Show, Hot Blades Harry in Urinetown, and Jimmy Winter in Nice Work If You Can Get It. He wants to thank his family for their constant support in all of his artistic endeavors. A Chorus Line is a dream show come true for Charlie. He hopes you enjoy our singular sensation!

Campy Rodriguez

Campy Rodriguez (Al) is from Brownsville, Texas and is ecstatic to be part of A Chorus Line! He was most recently seen in Spring Awakening this past fall as Melchior Gabor at Elon University. Regional theatre credits include: Escapologist Matilda, Marty Madagascar A Musical Adventure, Norm Lewis/Hal Miller/Others Jersey Boys, Ensemble Spamalot, and Ancestor/Gomez us The Addams Family. He is currently a sophomore at Elon University and is pursuing a BFA in Music Theatre and a minor in Leadership Studies. Campy would like to thank his mom and dad for constantly encouraging him to follow his passion!

Brianna Boucher

Brianna is so excited for their final season at Elon. As a senior TDT and Arts Administration major, she is so thankful for all the opportunities she has received over the last three years. She would like to thank everyone she has worked with at Elon for helping her become the artist she is today. Select Elon Credits: Concord Floral (Stage Manager), Head Over Heels (Wardrobe Supervisor), Movin' On (Asst. Costume Coordinator), Bridging: The Spring Dance Concert (Stage Manager and Asst. Scenic Designer).

Anya Jones

Anya is so excited to be making her mainstage debut in A Chorus Line! Some of her favorite credits include Marcy Park in 25th Annual... Spelling Bee and Robin/Associate Choreographer in Something Rotten. She has had the honor of working at the Tony Award Winning Signature Theatre in Billy Elliot and with the icon Debbie Allen in her original show Brothers of the Knight. Thank you so much to the entire cast and crew. She hopes everyone enjoys the show!

Anne-Sophie Hill

Anne-Sophie is a senior Music Theatre and Arts Administration double major at Elon this year. While at Elon she has been able to perform in Spring Awakening, Movin' On, and The Bubbly Black Girl... along with other regional credits. She is so grateful and blessed to finish her time at Elon in A Chorus Line and wants to thank her family and friends for their love and support these past 4 years.

Angelina Mancusco

Angelina Mancuso is a sophomore Music Theatre major from Bucks County, Pennsylvania and is so excited to perform in A Chorus Line! A few past credits include Mick’s Pick (Steel Pier) at Surflight Theatre, Little Red Riding Hood (Into The Woods), Anna (Frozen), and Dorothy (The Wizard of Oz). She wants to thank her parents for their constant love and support, and she wants to give a shoutout to the cast, crew, production, and creative team for their remarkable dedication and love for the show. She hopes everyone enjoys A Chorus Line!

Alexander Carnot

Alexander is a Senior Acting Major at Elon University. His previous credits include Mr. Smith in John Proctor is the Villian and The Steward in Into The Woods. He would like to thank his parents for their undying support of his work, Holly Twyford for shoving him into the audition room, and Jane Lanier and the whole creative team for this wonderful opportunity.