A Chorus Line opens at the beginning of a day long audition for eight spots in the chorus of an upcoming Broadway production. It ends at the end of the day with some dreams fulfilled and others crushed.
Orpheus Musical Theatre has a solid reputation. They attract the very best from Ottawa’s pool of community theatre actors, dancers, and singers. Their company of volunteers put their all to ensure high quality direction, dance, and production values. Some of my most glowing reviews have been for their shows (Footloose, The Drowsy Chaperone) and they introduced me to my top musical love (RENT).
So I want to say it’s not Orpheus’ fault that A Chorus Line left me bored and knowing that I’ll have forgotten it in a week. The cast was fine, the singing was fine, the choreography was fine, there’s even a few laughs to go around, but for a proven and loved musical like A Chorus Line, I feel I should have gotten more out of the experience than I did.