A Chorus Line

A Chorus Line

Season 18 July - 2 August 2008
Venue ANU Arts Centre


In an empty theatre, on a bare stage, dancers are in the final stages of an audition for a new Broadway show. To get the job is what it’s all about, every drop of sweat and every hour of training comes down to this point - getting into the show.

Before the final cut is made, the director will ask each of them to talk about themselves. He wants more than just their resumes he wants to know them as people not just dancers. One by one, they come forward and talk about their families, friends, lovers, ambitions and careers. Some are shy or reluctant, while others are more than happy to reveal their innermost thoughts. From funny to heartbreaking, these dancers share with us the stories of their lives.

They put themselves on the line to get a job in The Chorus Line. And when they’re done, so is the audition. And the final chorus line of 8 dancers is chosen.

The show provides an opportunity for great dance numbers and memorable musical numbers include I Can Do That, At the Ballet, Dance: Ten; Looks: Three, The Music and the Mirror, What I Did for Love, One (Singular Sensation) and I Hope I Get It.

Winner of nine Tony Awards, including “Best Musical” and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, this singular sensation is the longest-running American musical ever.


Director Kelda McManus
Musical Director Andrea Clifford
Choreographer Amy Fitzpatrick
Production Manager Jennie Norberry
Assistant Production Manager Pam McManus
Stage Manager John Cooper
Assistant Stage Manager Ryan D'Argeaval
Crew Nick Brightman, Chris Donohue, Alana Teasdale
Set Design Brian Sudding, Sudzsets
Lighting and Sound Provided by Eclipse Lighting and Sound
Lighting Design Chris Neal and Andrew Snell
Lighting Operator Andrew Snell
Audio Operator Jarrett Prosser
Costume Designer/maker Christine Pawlicki
Props Manager Annette Sharpe
Publicity Pam McManus and Gaby Schmid
Front of House Manager Pam McManus
Poster and Promotional Design Kelda McManus
Programme Layout Berin Denham
Programme Photography Darren Boyd
Glamour head shot photography Darren Boyd
Front of house photography Judy Satrapa


Zach Sean Ladlow
Cassie Elizabeth Ellis
Larry Berin Denham
Al Craig Francis
Bebe Jo McKinley
Bobby Mark Pitkin
Connie Kirsten Haussmann
Diana Aisling Delahunt
Don Byron Fay
Greg Michael Heming
Judy Anne Timperley
Kristine Michelle Will
Maggie Katrina Nolan
Mark Jason Duvall
Mike Jordan Kelly
Paul Adrian Flor
Richie Dave Smith
Sheila Majdie Hordern
Val Josie Dunham
Cut dancers Amy Callan
  Megan Field
  Kirsty Jones
  Hannah McFadden
  Bill McNaugton
  Ylaria Rogers
  Cindy Wills
Pit singers Richard Block
  Stephanie Cannock
  Cornelia Carson
  Rodwell Faulkner
  Christina Philipp
  Yvette Rugala


Flute/Alto Flute/Piccolo Bernie Evans
Clarinet Christina Parker-Barnes
Alto Sax/Soprano Sax Rouslan Babajanov
Alto Sax/Clarinet Kirsten Nilsson
Tenor Sax/Baritone Sax/Clarinet Bronwyn Paschalidis
Trumpet Ian Hearn
Keyboard 1 Andrea Clifford
Keyboard 2 Ewan Putnam-Putnam
Keyboard 3 Catherine Rheinberger
Drums Elliot J. Stein
Percussion Lorelei Williamson
Guitar Chris Neal
Bass Doug Hall