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March 10, 2013

Bravo, ‘Chorus Line,’ Presenter Series

-- — The Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts Presenter Series’ 2012-13 season comes to a close tonight with the performance of “A Chorus Line.”

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for drama and nine Tony Awards, “A Chorus Line” features book by James Kirkwood Jr. and Nicholas Dante, lyrics by Edward Kleban, and music by Marvin Hamlisch.

The musical reveals the dreams of young dancers as they audition for a show in hopes of making the performing arts their living and making it big on Broadway. This show made it big on Broadway. “A Chorus Line” was the longest running Broadway show until “Cats” surpassed it.

As with all Presenter Series shows, this is a professional production. This cast has been performing “A Chorus Line” throughout the United States since October. Valdosta is the latest stop on this national tour.

Best known for the show-stopping song of “One singular sensation ...,” “A Chorus Line” also wraps the Presenter Series season, which has enjoyed several sensations during the past few months.

The season opened with “King Michael,” a song-and-dance tribute to the late Michael Jackson’s life and music.

The Presenter Series continued last fall with “Laverne & Shirley’s” Cindy Williams starring in “Nunset Boulevard,” a sequel to the comedy musical “Nunsense.” Last month, the Presenter Series dazzled with “Hooray for Hollywood,” a tribute to music in the movies.

Tonight, when the “Chorus Line” cast takes a bow at Mathis City Auditorium, the audience should direct some applause toward the Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts’ board members, staff and volunteers. A well-deserved bravo for another fine season.

 

Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts Presenter Series hosts “A Chorus Line,” 7:30 p.m. today, March 11, Mathis City Auditorium, 2300 N. Ashley St. Ticket: $45. Reservations, more information: Call (229) 247-2787; or visit www.turnercenter.org

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