JANUARY 2023 | Volume 223



A Chorus Line
Music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Edward Klevan
Book by James Kirkwood Jr. and Nocholas Dante
Studio 58, Langara College
Waterfront Theatre, Granville Island
Feb. 2-19
From $10

Studio 58, the professional theatre training program at Langara College, is back on Granville Island for its annual hit musical! A Chorus Line is a high-energy show that will have you singing and dancing along in your seat. 

"God, I hope I get it!" This beloved Tony award-winning musical offers you a glimpse into the lives of a group of Broadway performers as they audition for the role of a lifetime! In an unexpected twist, they are asked to share their personal stories and the performers open up about their childhoods, experiences in the business and the courage it takes to follow your dreams. Before long you'll be rooting for your favourite and reveling in musical theatre's most unforgettable finale! 

"A Chorus Line is one of the most beloved shows in musical theatre history and I'm thrilled to share this iconic piece with Vancouver audiences," shared Director Courtenay Dobbie. "This production stays true to A Chorus Line's deepest theme - the artistic pursuit of a dancer following their hopes and dreams, and the defeat (as well as the glory) of it all." 
Written by Marvin Hamlisch, James Kirkwood, Michael Bennett, Nicholas Dante and Edward Kleban 
Directed by Courtenay Dobbie* 
Musical Direction by Diane Speirs  
Choreography by Shelley Stewart Hunt* 
Assistant Choreography by Caleb Di Pomponio 
Cultural Consultancy by Carmen Aguirre 
Set, Props and Costume Design by Jessica Oostergo 
Assistant Costume Design by Oriana Camporese 
Lighting Design by Jonathan Ryder 
Assistant Lighting Design by Sarah Fett 
Stage Management by Emerenne Saefkow 
Piano and Band Lead by Arielle Ballance 
Bass by John Bews 
Percussion by Jade Hails 
Clarinet, Saxophone and Flute by Graham Howell 
Trumpet by Lamby Wu 
Featuring Ivy Charles as Richie* 

The participation of this Artist is arranged by permission of Canadian Actors' Equity Association under the provisions of the Dance • Opera • Theatre Policy.

A Chorus Line runs from February 2-19 with showtimes at 3 PM and 8 PM. The show is at the Waterfront Theatre, located at 1412 Cartwright St. on Granville Island. Tickets from $10 are available online at

Studio 58 is the professional theatre training program at Langara College, located on the unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nation, Vancouver, BC. Led by Courtenay Dobbie, the program offers nationally recognized training for both actors and production personnel and produces six public productions annually. More information at 




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