Selections from "A Chorus Line"

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Marvin Hamlisch

Marvin Hamlisch (arr. John Cacavas)


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General Info

Year: 1975
Duration: c. 8:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Carl Fischer
Cost: Score and Parts - Out of print


Instrumentation

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Errata

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Program Notes

A Chorus Line is a musical with music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Edward Kleban and a book by James Kirkwood, Jr. and Nicholas Dante. Centered on seventeen Broadway dancers auditioning for spots on a chorus line, the musical is set on the bare stage of a Broadway theatre during an audition for a musical. A Chorus Line provides a glimpse into the personalities of the performers and the choreographer as they describe the events that have shaped their lives and their decisions to become dancers.

Following several workshops and an Off-Broadway production, A Chorus Line opened at the Shubert Theatre on Broadway July 25, 1975, directed and choreographed by Michael Bennett. An unprecedented box office and critical hit, the musical received twelve Tony Award nominations and won nine, in addition to the 1976 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The original Broadway production ran for 6,137 performances, becoming the longest-running production in Broadway history until surpassed by Cats in 1997.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


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State Ratings

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Performances

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  • Oakland (Calif.) Municipal Band (Geoffrey Gallegos, conductor) - 9 July 2023
  • South Florida (Fort Lauderdale) Pride Wind Ensemble (Dan Bassett, conductor) - 14 May 2022
  • Charlottesville (Va.) Municipal Band (Stephen R. Leyman, conductor) - 19 June 2018
  • Gold Coast Wind Ensemble (Thousand Oaks, Calif.) (Clinton H. Dawley, conductor) – 20 November 2016
  • Mid America Freedom Band (Kansas City, Mo.) (Lee Hartman, conductor) – 26 April 2015
  • Lesbian & Gay Big Apple Corps Symphonic Band (New York City) (Nolan Dresden, conductor) - 12 December 2014
  • Lakeland Community Concert Band (Jim Pekol, conductor) - Spring 2013


Works for Winds by This Composer


Resources

  • A Chorus Line. Wikipedia. Accessed 7 January 2024
  • Hamlisch, M.; Kleban, E.; Cacavas, J. (1975). Selections from "A Chorus Line" [score]. Carl Fischer: New York