Monday, April 27, 2009

Theatre Obsessives, Get in Line

Last week I went to the ArcLight movie theater in Hollywood to see "Every Little Step," a new documentary about the musical "A Chorus Line."

Focusing on the recent Broadway revival, this documentary follows several dancers as they audition for a role in the musical (which is about dancers auditioning for a role in a musical -- very meta!)

The film also includes footage from the original "A Chorus Line" as well as interviews with production staff and cast members (like the incomparable Donna McKechnie -- the original "Cassie.")

It's heartbreaking to watch some performers not make the cut and thrilling to see some make it to the Great White Way. I found it especially touching because I remember seeing several of them on stage when I caught the recent Broadway revival.
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