A Chorus Line Reviews are in!

April 16, 2019

We successfully officially opened "A Chorus Line" at Porchlight Music Theatre this Sunday, April 14th! We have also extended our show run to May 31st.

 

 

Broadwayworld Photo Flash:

https://www.broadwayworld.com/chicago/article/Photo-Flash-First-Look-at-Porchlight-Music-Theatres-A-CHORUS-LINE-20190414?fbclid=IwAR02hMh5M1n3GgbSwFb4EGjNoWQUCGdZlw98HFhXbRMjKTon77sxjWMnr-0

 

Audiences LOVE “A Chorus Line”- VIDEO

https://vimeo.com/331098144

 

ALL REVIEWS: https://porchlightmusictheatre.org/acl-reviews/

 

                                          HIGHLIGHTED REVIEWS:

PICTURE THIS POST:

"Highly recommended. Magical. This writer has seen a few productions of A Chorus Line in her lifetime. However, packed with emotional honesty and jaw-dropping choreography, Didier’s A Chorus Line is something intimate and special, making it different in all the best ways.”- Lauren Katz

(WITH SHOW CLIPS)

https://www.picturethispost.com/porchlight-music-theatre-a-chorus-line/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE:

"A great 'Chorus Line' should burst with feeling and vulnerability — like this one by Porchlight Music Theatre. 3.5 stars!" -Chris Jones

https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/theater/reviews/ct-ent-chorus-line-porchlight-review-0416-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN TIMES:

"4 out of 4 stars! Smashing Success. Porchlight’s intimate ‘Chorus Line’ staging magnifies every movement and emotion. The actors here all nicely convey the urgent, ineffable pull that leads one to pursue such a precarious business, and they execute the dance sequences impressively. This highly engaging “Chorus Line” concludes a remarkably rewarding season for this company. Porchlight is shining brighter than ever." -Kris Vire

https://chicago.suntimes.com/entertainment/chorus-line-review-porchlight-music-theatre-ruth-page-center/

 

WTTW NEWS: THEATRE REVIEWS:

“Another triumph for Porchlight. Porchlight Music Theatre’s singularly sensational production remains true to the script. The Porchlight production is full of radiant personalities (and tireless dancer-singer-actors) including... the upbeat attitude of the too short but eternally girlish Chinese-American dancer played by Ayana Strutz, and a slew of others, all distinctive and talented.”- Hedy Weiss

https://news.wttw.com/2019/04/18/trio-superb-chicago-productions-highlight-language-dance

 

BROADWAY WORLD:
"Dazzling. Breathtaking. Deserves to be seen. Porchlight’s A CHORUS LINE captures the emotional heart at the center of this classic musical and has plenty of pizzazz."- Rachel Weinberg

https://www.broadwayworld.com/chicago/article/BWW-Review-A-CHORUS-LINE-at-Porchlight-Music-Theatre-20190419

 

CHICAGO READER:

"Porchlight's A Chorus Line is one singular sensation. Porchlight's production, featuring a fantastic cast directed by Brenda Didier, with choreography by Christopher Chase Carter and music direction by Linda Madonia, brings each character to life in wonderfully high resolution."- Irene Hsiao

https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/a-chorus-line-porchlight-music-theatre/Content?oid=69667863

 

BEHIND THE CURTAIN, WGNPLUS, BACKSTAGE, COMCAST NETWORK:

"4 out of 4 stars! The show is breathtaking from beginning to end. God I hope you see it!  A Chorus Line was a ground-breaking classic when it debuted in 1975 and it maintains the relevance, warmth, importance and heart in the current production by Porchlight Music Theatre. At the moment the orchestra hits that rich well-known chord in the opening “I Hope I Get it,”  the audience bursts into applause because they knew that their high expectations were about to be met….and indeed they are exceeded. I can only give this show a deserving 4 stars, but if I could, I would award it with the well known phrase in the show: five, six, seven, eight!” -Paul Lisnek

 

PICKS IN SIX:

"Highly Recommended. Chorus Line bubbles with emerging talent. One of the finest assembly of performers you will see anywhere.”- Ed Tracy

https://www.conversationswithedtracy.com/picksinsix/2019/4/16/picksinsix-review-a-chorus-line-porchlight-music-theatre

 

 

 

NEW CITY:

“Many musicals invest in great actors and singers yet skimp on the dance. Everyone in this cast is a triple threat. Electric and full of vibrant pizzaz, “A Chorus Line” at Porchlight Music Theatre is one of the most enjoyable shows of 2019.”- Sheri Flanders

https://www.newcitystage.com/2019/04/16/drawing-a-line-on-the-stage-a-review-of-a-chorus-line-at-porchlight-music-theatre/

 

CHICAGO THEATRE REVIEW:

"Highly Recommended. The cast is a dream team. So many standout performances fill the stage, that theatergoers simply must experience this wonderful production to fully appreciate the talent that’s been assembled. The entire company delivers breathtaking, multilayered and absolutely realistic performances. Oh my goodness, such an explosively gifted cast of triple threats that occupies the Ruth Page stage, breathing new life into this Pulitzer Prize and multiple Tony Award-winning musical. This production of “A Chorus Line” is not only superbly danced, which it must be; it boasts terrific vocal talent guided by Linda Madonia’s musical direction and accompaniment by her rich, Broadway calibre backstage orchestra."  - Colin Douglas

https://www.chicagotheatrereview.com/2019/04/one-singular-sensation/

 

CHICAGO ON STAGE:

"Highly recommended. An incredibly personal show as much as it is a universal one. Recipe for success putting on A Chorus Line: stellar, buoyant cast of great dancers; great costumes; strong musicians; revolving mirror panels on the upstage wall; a Cassie capable of delivering a super dance sequence; a Paul capable of making us cry; a Diana Morales capable of making us feel; a Sheila whose sarcasm clearly masks deeper emotion; a director who really understands and knows and loves the play and can lean into its 70s vibe without going overboard. All of these ingredients and more are easily seen in Porchlight Music Theatre’s vibrant new production at Ruth Page Theatre."

- Karen Topham

https://chicagoonstage.com/a-chorus-line-is-an-ebullient-celebration-of-the-love-of-dance/

 

 

 

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