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synopsis

We are in a Broadway theater in the mid-1970s. The show begins in the middle of an audition for a new musical production. The director, Zach, and his assistant, Larry, are putting the candidates to the test. Seventeen of them are competing in the knockout round: Mike, Bobby, Sheila, Bebe, Maggie, Kristine, Al, Mark, Connie, Diana, Don, Judy, Richie, Greg, Cassie, Val and Paul.

But the hardest part is yet to come: Zach is looking for a powerful chorus line of four men and four women, and before making the final decision he wants to know more about the candidates. So he asks them to introduce themselves and talk a bit about their lives. After a certain initial reluctance, they all end up talking about their past. Through the musical numbers we find out about their dreams and best kept secrets, until we reach the culminating number, One, where the individual personalities of the dancers merge into a new and collective identity, that of the Chorus Line, constituting a company that seems to have no end.

 

American General Management: Joe Christopher for RWS Entertainment Group.

The original Broadway production was produced by the New York Shakespeare Festival, Joseph Papp, producer, in association with Plum Productions, Inc.

A CHORUS LINE is presented in agreement with TAMS-WITMARK LLC 229 W. 27th Street, 11th Fl. New York, NY 10001

artistic team

A production by Antonio Banderas, Teatro del Soho CaixaBank and John Breglio

original concept, direction and choreography
Michael Bennett

Michael Bennett

original concept, direction and choreography

An American musical theater director, playwright, choreographer and dancer, he was the choreographer for Promises, Promises; Coco, Company, Follies(together with Harold Prince) and Seesaw(for which he was also author and director). In 1973 he debuted as a theater director with Twigsstarring Sada Thompson.

A Chorus Line, a show conceived, choreographed and directed by him, won nine Tony awards. In 1976, together with the other creators of the show, he won the Pulitzer Prize for Theater. In 1979 he produced, directed and choreographed Ballroom, a show nominated for eight Tony awards and which won him his sixth Tony. He won the seventh with Dreamgirlsin 1981, whose acclaimed revival in 1985 he also directed.

libretto
James Kirkwood

James Kirkwood

libretto

A Broadway and television actor before dedicating himself to writing, his novels include There Must Be a Pony!, Good Times/Bad Times, P.S.Your Cat Is Dead!, Some Kind of Heroand Hit Me With a Rainbow. His non-fiction books include American Grotesqueand Diary of a Mad Playwright:Perilous Adventures on the Road With Mary Martin and Carol Channing, the latter on the tour of his play Legendsstarring Joan Collins and Linda Evans. His other theater work includes dramatizations of There Must Be a Pony!andP.S. Your Cat Is Dead!

Nicholas Dante

Nicholas Dante

The pen name of Conrado Morales, he danced in the chorus line for Applauseand other Broadway shows, TV shows and nightclubs while pursuing his dream of becoming a writer, until his friend Michael Bennett invited him to collaborate on the first draft of the libretto for A Chorus Line.This led to a Pulitzer Prize, a Tony Prize, as well as other distinctions. He was also the scriptwriter forFake Lady and the musical based on Al Jolson’s life entitled Jolson Tonite.

music
Marvin Hamlisch

Marvin Hamlisch

music

The composer of the Broadway musicals They’re Playing Our Songand Sweet Smell of Success,Hamlisch went on to win all four major American show awards: Grammy, Emmy, Tony and Oscar. He started out as Barbra Streisand’s pianist on Funny Girlandhas collaborated with artists such as Quincy Jones, Liza Minelli and Woody Allen.In 1976 he shared the Pulitzer Prize for the soundtrack of A Chorus Line. He composed more than 40 film soundtracks, including the Oscar-winning song and soundtrack for The Way We Wereand his adaptation of Scott Joplin’s music The Sting, which earned him his third Oscar. He was also nominated twice more for The Spy Who Loved Meand Sophie’s Choice.

lyrics
Edward Kleban

Edward Kleban

lyrics

A Chorus Linewas his first Broadway musical and in 1975 his songs won Tony, Desk Drama, Olivier and Pulitzer awards. His music and songs form the soundtrack for the musical A Class Act, produced on Broadway in 2001, for which he was posthumously nominated for Tony and Drama Desk Awards. In addition to his legacy as a lyricist, Kleban created a foundation that bears his name and awards scholarships to aspiring musical theater lyricists.

original co-choreography
Bob Avian

Bob Avian

original co-choreography

He won the Tony Award as co-choreographer of the original production of A Chorus Line, as well as for Ballroom, of which he was also co-producer. He also co-produced the acclaimed Dreamgirls. He choreographed the London production of Follies, followed by the London and Broadway productions of Miss Saigonand Sunset Boulevardfor which he received a Tony nomination. Then came Martin Guerre, the musical by Boublil and Schonberg, for which he won the Olivier Award for Choreography. He choreographed Putting it Togetherfor the Off Broadway production with Julie Andrews as the main character, and on Broadway with Carol Burnett. Back in London, he choreographed The Witches of Eastwickfor Cameron Mackintosh.

revival of the original direction and choreography
Baayork Lee

Baayork Lee

revival of the original direction and choreography

She performed in a dozen Broadway shows before creating Connie’s role in A Chorus Line. Assistant choreographer to Michael Bennett in the original production of this show, she has directed and choreographed several American and international companies: The King and Iand Bombay Dreams(national tours); Cinderellaby R&H (NYC Opera), Barnum(Australia); Carmen Jones(Kennedy Center), Porgy and Bess andJesus Christ Superstar (European tour);Gypsy andA New Brain. She has choreographed the shows Miss Saigon(KC Starlight), Mack and Mabel(Shaw Festival), Animal Crackers, South Pacific, Coconuts, Camelot andDamn Yankees, all at the Arena Stage in Washington DC. With the National Asian Artists Project (NAAP), her non-profit organization, she promotes the education and interest of the public and artists of Asian descent in musical theater, through the programs that the project offers, such as the musicals Oklahoma!, Carousel!, Hello Dolly!and Oliver!, all with an Asian cast. In 2017, she won the Isabelle Stevenson Award for her commitment to future generations of artists through her work with NAAP and its theater education programs around the world.

co-director
Antonio Banderas

Antonio Banderas

co-director

Since his entry into American cinema, Antonio Banderas has been one of the most prominent international actors of his generation. He has been critically acclaimed for his roles in film, television, and theater, as well as his behind-the-camera work as a director. In 2005 he was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His second feature film as a director was El Camino de Los Ingleses(Summer Rain), a story about the passage from childhood to adulthood of a group of friends who are on vacation in the late 1970s. He made his directorial debut with Crazy in Alabama, a film starring Melanie Griffith.

In 2003 he was nominated for a Tony for Best Musical Actor for Nine, his Broadway debut, a Roundabout Theater Company production inspired by Fellini’s , which earned him the Drama Desk awards for Best Actor, and Outer Critics Circle, Drama League and Theater World awards. Nine, directed by David Leveaux, also starred Chita Rivera.

He has worked with some of the best directors and actors in Hollywood: in Robert Rodriguez’s Desperadowith Salma Hayek and the sequel Once Upon a Time in Mexicowith Johnny Depp; in Original Sinwith Angelina Jolie; in Alan Parker’s Evitawith Madonna (for which he received his first Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor); in Martin Campbell’s The Mask of Zorro, along with Catherine Zeta-Jones (second Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor), and the sequel The Legend of Zorro; in Neil Jordan’s Interview with the Vampirewith Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt; in Jonathan Demme’s Philadelphiawith Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington; in Bille August’s The House of the Spiritswith Meryl Streep and Glenn Close; and in Brian de Palma’s Femme Fatale.He was nominated for his third Golden Globe for Best Actor for his work as the infamous Pancho Villa in HBO’s And Starring Pancho Villa as Himselfin 2003.

He trained at the Escuela Superior de Arte Dramático in Málaga, his hometown, where he began his acting career as a member of a theater company. In the early 80s, he moved to Madrid and got a small role in Calderón’s La Hija del Aire(The Daughter of the Air) under the direction of Lluís Pasqual (Teatro María Guerrero). He began his career in cinema shortly after under the direction of Pedro Almodóvar in Laberinto de Pasiones(Labyrinth of Passion), the first of eight films he has shot with the Spanish director from La Mancha. Then came Matador,La Ley del Deseo (Law of Desire), Mujeres al Borde de un Ataque de Nervios (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown) and ¡Átame!(Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!) The international success of these films took him to Hollywood. He returned to work with Almodóvar on La Piel que Habito(The Skin I Live In) and Los Amantes Pasajeros (I’m So Excited).

Other titles from his film career are: Life Itself, Beyond The Edge, The Music of Silence,Security, Black Butterfly, The 33, Autómata (Automata), Knights of Cups, The Expendables 3, TheSpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water, Machete Kills, Justin and the Knights of Valour, Ruby Sparks, Haywire, Black Gold, Day of the Falcon,Puss In Boots, You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger, The Big Bang, The Other Man, Shrek 2 andShrek the Third, Shrek Forever After, Take the Lead, Spy Kids trilogy, Miami Rhapsody, Four Rooms, Assassins, Never Talk to Strangers, Two Much, The 13th Warrior, Play it to the Bone andBallistic: Ecks vs. Sever.

He also starred in Genius:Picasso (2018), National Geographic’s limited series for which he received nominations for the Primetime Emmy Awards, Golden Globes, Critic’s Choice and SAG Award for Best Actor in a Limited Series. His latest work includes Steven Soderbergh’s The Laundromat, along with Meryl Streep and Gary Oldman, and The Voyage of Dr. Doolittlealongside Robert Downey Jr., Emma Thompson and Rami Malek.

He recently won Best Actor at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival for his convincing performance as Salvador Mallo in Pedro Almodóvar’s autobiographical drama, Dolor y Gloria (Pain and Glory), his eighth film with Almodóvar and one which has earned him very positive reviews.

Throughout his career he has received other distinctions such as: National Cinematography Award (2017); Biznaga de Honor at the Málaga Spanish Film Festival (2017); Goya de Honor from the Spanish Film Academy (2015); Gold Medal from the Reina Sofia Institute of New York (2013); Marca España Ambassador (2013); Goodwill Ambassador of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP, 2010); Doctor Honoris Causa from the University of Málaga (2010); Espiga de Honor from the Valladolid International Film Week (SEMINCI, 2010); Gold Medal for Merit in Fine Arts (2008); Donostia Award at the San Sebastian International Film Festival (2008); Gold Medal from the Spanish Film Academy (2004); Doctor Honoris Causa from Dickinson College in the USA (2000).

musical director
Arturo Díez-Boscovich

Arturo Díez-Boscovich

musical director

He has conducted Spain’s National Orchestra and National Choir, City of Granada Orchestra, the Málaga Philharmonic Orchestra, the Symphony Orchestra of the Balearic Islands, the Córdoba Orchestra, the National Theater of Ukraine Orchestra, the Orchestra of the State of Sibiu (Romania), and the Orchestra and Choir of the Community of Madrid.He has worked with composers and soloists such as Marco Beltrami, Michael Giacchino, José Bros, Gabriel Yared, Milagros Martín and Carlos Álvarez on stages such as Les Arts in Valencia, the Teatro del Liceu in Barcelona, Spain’s Auditorio Nacional, the Palacio de Festivales in Santander, the Palacio Euskalduna in Bilbao, the Kursaal in San Sebastián, the Teatro Cervantes in Málaga and the Auditorio Manuel de Falla in Granada. Having received an award from Málaga City Council for Best Musical Performance in 2014, Boscovich has been Musical Director of the Teatro Lírico Andaluz, of the International Film Music Festival of the cities of Úbeda and Córdoba, of Huelva’s Teatro Lírico and of Madrid’s Teatro Calderón for the musical Ann Frank’s Diary (Diario de Anna Frank). As a composer, Arturo D. Boscovich has won the III Jerry Goldsmith International Competition for Young European Film Music Creators and the prize for the best soundtrack at the Curt Fictions festival in Barcelona. He has conducted the La La Landsymphony orchestra in concert and Stage Entertainment’s Les Misérables.

translation of libretto
Ignacio García May

Ignacio García May

translation of libretto

Playwright, director, drama teacher, he graduated from the Real Escuela Superior de Arte Dramático, Madrid, in 1987, and was Director of RESAD between 2001 and 2005. He is currently a professor in the Department of Writing and Drama Sciences of the same institution, where he gives classes in Dramatic Writing. As a playwright he received a scholarship from the Charles Phelp Taft Research Center at the University of Cincinnati (USA), 2013. He is the author of some thirty original works, among them: Alesio (1984), El Dios Tortuga(1990), Operación Ópera(1991), Lalibelá(1997), Los Vivos y los Muertos(1999) Serie B(2003), La Ola(2010, premiered in 2013; co-created with Marc Montserrat-Drukker), Ummo(2014) and Sofía(2016). His works have been translated into English, French, Hungarian and Greek. He is the translator and adapter of texts from and about theater; among them The Actor and the Target(El Actor y la Diana)(2005) by Declan Donellan, which has become one of the most successful theater theory books in Spain, Thomas More, a Utopia(Tomás Moro, una Utopía) (2013), The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor(Relato de un Náufrago) (2016, co-adapted with Marc Montserrat-Drukker from the text by Gabriel García Márquez), Master Class(2018), by Terrence McNally and Moby Dick, from the theatrical version by Orson Welles. The latter was awarded the María Martínez Sierra translation prize. A regular contributor to the Compañía Nacional de Teatro Clásico and the Centro Dramático Nacional, he is a permanent jury member of the Premios Buero and a founding member of the Academia de las Artes Escénicas de España. In 2017 he was Guest Author at the Alicante Exhibition of Contemporary Theater Authors.

translation of lyrics
Roser Batalla

Roser Batalla

translation of lyrics

Actress and translator/adapter of theatrical and musical texts. Among the latter are La Jaula de las Locas (La Cage aux Folles), Grease, Hair, Te Quiero, Eres Perfecto…Ya Te Cambiaré (I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change), and – under the direction of Mario Gas – Follies, The Full Monty, A Little Night Musicand Sweeney Todd, for which she won the Premio Especial de la Crítica in 1995 and the Premio Aplauso FAD in 1996. Her theatrical texts include Las Chicas de Mossbank Road (Di and Viv and Rose) and Un Roure (An Oak Tree), which she directed herself in 2007. As an actress, she graduated in Acting from the ITB in 1986. Since 1987 she has participated in twenty-five drama productions and a dozen musicals. She received the AADPC Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1992 for Snoopy, the Musical!and Special Mention from the Critics in 1993 for the monologue Un Ratolí, un Gat, un Canari i una Boa dins l’Armari de Rena Llucot.She was nominated for the Premis Butaca in 2003 for El Mètode Grönholm (The Grönholm Method), in 2004 for No Són Maneres de Matar una Dona (No Way to Treat a Lady) and in 2012 for El Principi d’Arquimedes (Archimedes’ Principle). She has worked in television (Nissaga de Poder, El Cor de la Ciutat...), in dubbing (Amanda Plummer, Frances McDormand, Viola Davis…) and in cinema (El Mètode Grönholm[The Grönholm Method] and El Virus de la Por [Virus of Fear]).

set design
Robin Wagner

Robin Wagner

set design

He is the set designer of more than 50 critically acclaimed shows, including the original productions of The Producers, Angels in America, City of Angels, Young Frankenstein, Jelly’s Last Jam, Crazy for You, Jerome Robbins’ Broadway, Chess, 42nd Street, Dreamgirls, On The Twentieth Century, A Chorus Line, Jesus Christ Superstar, Promises Promises, Lenny, The Great White Hope and Hair. He designed the revivals of A Chorus Lineand Dreamgirls, which are currently touring the world. His work includes opera, film and dance productions at the New York City Ballet, Metropolitan Opera, Swedish Royal Opera, Hamburg State Opera, Vienna State Opera and the Royal Opera in Covent Garden. He has won, among many other awards, three Tonys for On The Twentieth Century, City of Angelsand The Producers, and has been nominated for seven other shows. An advisor to the Public Theater of New York, he was chosen to be part of the Theater Walk of Fame.

costume design
Theoni V. Aldrege

Theoni V. Aldrege

costume design

She participated in more than 200 productions such as A Chorus Line, La Cage Aux Folles(Tony Award), Annie(Tony Award), Barnum(Tony Award).She participated in numerous special television programs, operas and ballets. In cinema, she won an Oscar and BAFTA award for The Great Gatsby‘s costumes. She was the principal designer of the NYSF (New York Shakespeare Festival) for more than 20 years. She won the New York City Medal of Freedom, as well as several Fashion Academy awards and honorary awards for her professional career. In 1986 she was chosen to be part of the Theater Walk of Fame.

original lighting design
Tharon Musser

Tharon Musser

original lighting design

She designed the lighting for the following Broadway shows: Long Day’s Journey into Night; Mame; Applause; Follies; Same Time, Next Year; A Little Night Music; Brighton Beach Memoirs; Biloxi Blues; Broadway Bound; A Chorus Line; Ballroom; Dreamgirls; The Act; The Real Thing; Tribute; They’re Playing Our Song and 2nd Street. She won the Tony Award for Follies, Dreamgirlsand A Chorus Line.

design adapting original lighting
Carlos Torrijos

Carlos Torrijos

design adapting original lighting

A lighting designer since 1995, in 2014 he started designing Light Art pieces. He is on the Board of Directors of the AAI (Asociación de Autores de Iluminación, or Association of Lighting Creators). In 1990 he founded La Fábrica de Luz and, in 2014, the brand Studio And Light. In 2018 he founded Argia_3 Cultural Association as director and producer of Umbra Light Festival Vitoria-Gasteiz 2019. The shows he has designed the lighting for include: West Side Story(Madrid, 2018), 33, El Musical(Madrid, 2018), Billy Elliot, The Musical(Madrid, 2017), Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert(Madrid, 2015 and 2016 tour), Nine The Musical(Madrid, 2015), HNMPL(Madrid 2015/2009, Mexico City 2011), Más de Cien Mentiras(2014), 40 el Musical(Barcelona, 2012), Jesus Christ Superstar(Madrid, 2009). He was associate designer and responsible for the electrical production of:Street Scene Opera, AnastasiaMadrid, AnastasiaStuttgart, Lessons in Love and Violence Opera, Cats,Mamma Mia!, Les Misérables, Chicago, Cabaretand TheBodyguard.

sound design
Javier G. Isequilla

Javier G. Isequilla

sound design

Born in Santander, where he studied electronics and telecommunications, he completed his sound studies in Madrid. He has many years of experience in musical theater where he has participated as a sound technician for productions such as: El Diluvio que Viene (Beyond the Rainbow), Quo Vadis, Chicago(Max Award 2000 for Best Musical Theater Production and Best Musical Direction), Rent,Pippi Longstockings, Victor or Victoria andPriscilla, Queen of the Desert. As a sound designer, he has participated in: Hello Dolly!(Max Award 2002 for Best Musical Theater Production), We Will Rock You, HNMPL(Spain and Mexico), Enamorados Anónimos, 40 El Musical, Avenue Q, Más de 100 Mentiras, A Marte Cabaret, conceived and directed by Yllana, Rumba, a show created by Mayumana, and recently The Addams Family, The Young Frankensteinand 33 el Musical.

He has been awarded the Gran Vía Musical Award for Best Sound Design for: Hoy No Me Puedo Levantar, Enamorados Anónimos and Más de 100 Mentiras, and recently for The Addams Family.

Francisco Manuel Rubio López

Francisco Manuel Rubio López

He was born in Málaga where he studied to be a cinematographic operator as well as lighting and sound engineering, video and digital techniques. He was Technical Director of Málaga’s Teatro Alameda from 1999 until the cessation of the theater’s activity in June 2018. He works on technical adaptations for national and international companies, such as the production company Nearco Producciones. He gives courses to local and national technicians on control software, management software, 3D software and lighting consoles. He is a technician for Raimundo Amador monitors and PA technician for Rafael Amargo. He has created lighting designs for local and national shows such as the zarzuela Agua, Azucarillos y Aguardiente. He is responsible for innumerable creations and adaptations of sound spaces, and for recording effects for plays, musicals and films. He has been the PA technician and technical director for the Mijas Blues Festival and for foreign artists like Soledad Pastorutti, and Technical Director for the Nearco Producciones shows: El Misterio de Ira Vamp, Una Pareja de Miedo (The Mystery of Irma Vep), La Cena de los Idiotas (Le Dîner de Cons), Una Boda Feliz, The Mousetrap, El Intercambio and La Lista de Mis Deseos, among others. He does VTR work, multimedia design creation and videomapping with companies such as Visuales 2000 and Isoluz. He was assistant technical director for the Málaga Film Festival in 2016, and has recorded plays, concerts and video clips for singers such as José el Francés or Cherezade. He was responsible for mixing Cherezade’s latest album, Yo Soy Así.

musical supervisor
Joey Chancey

Joey Chancey

musical supervisor

Broadway shows: An American In Paris, Beautiful, Annie and Gigi. In concert:

The Music Man, Peter Pan, Man of La Mancha, Promises, Promises and A Man of No Importance at the Signature Theater and the Kaufman Music Center in New York. National and international tours: A Chorus Line (North American and Japan), La Cage Aux Folles and The Wizard of Oz. He has also worked on other shows, such as: Annie (Hollywood Bowl), Little Shop of HorrorsHow to Succeed…& The Watsons Go To Birmingham (Kennedy Center), Joseph… (Fox Theater, Atlanta) and Roman Holiday (preview in San Francisco before Broadway). Internationally, he has directed Faith Prince and Anthony Warlow’s Australian Symphony Tour (Sydney Opera House, Hamer Hall in Melbourne and the Adelaide Cabaret Festival). He studied orchestra conducting at the Shenandoah Conservatory and lives in New York City.

orchestration
Jonathan Tunick, Bill Byers and Hershy Kay
associate director
Luis Villabon

Luis Villabon

associate director

He began as an actor with Baayork Lee, who included him as Associate director/choreographer in many A Chorus Lineproductions, both national and international. Assistant director/choreographer to Lee for A New Brain(NYC); Jesus Christ Superstar(European tour). Assistant choreographer to Paula Abdul for Reefer Madness(NYC); Master of Disguise, (Dana Carvey/SONY Pictures).

luisvillabon@gmail.com

associate choreographer
Matthew Couvillon

Matthew Couvillon

associate choreographer

Associate choreographer/assistant for A Chorus Line(New York City Center, Hollywood Bowl, US national tour, Tokyo, Austria), ShowStoppers(Wynn Las Vegas) and One Singular Sensation(The Public Theater). His work as a choreographer includes: Das Land des Lachelns and Gypsy, in Austria. And as a choreographer on regional tours in the USA: West Side Story, Newsies,Legally Blonde,La Cage Aux Folles, A Chorus Line and Life Could Be A Dream.

matthewcouvillon.com

supervision and coordination of the costumes for the revival
Marian Milla

Marian Milla

supervision and coordination of the costumes for the revival

A costume designer for the world of theater and cinema, she graduated from studies in beauty and stage makeup at Stick Art Studio and did higher studies in fashion design at the ESDI Escuela Superior de Diseño. Since 2004, she has been working and collaborating with María Araujo, one of the most recognized and award-winning costume designers in Spain, in productions such as Islàndia, Richard III, Professor Bernhardi, L’Hort de les Oliveres, Molière’s The Miser, Amor & Shakespeareand No Feu Bromes Amb l’Amor, among others. Her latest work as a costume designer are Com els Grecs, directed by Josep Maria Mestres at the Teatre Lliure, El Gran Mercado del Mundo (The World is a Fair), directed by Xavier Albertí at the Teatre Nacional de Catalunya andEl Dolor (La Douleur) starring Ariadna Gil and directed by Lurdes Barba.

“I would like to thank María Araujo for the road we have traveled together and for what is still to come, for her generosity and persistence for believing in me. She is my mentor and friend. Thank you for allowing me to learn so much from you.”

design and manufacture of shoes
Phil LaDuca

Phil LaDuca

design and manufacture of shoes

He trained in classical ballet and contemporary dance, starting in the world of show business as a singer in rock bands. In Broadway he participated in Brigadoon, Pirates of Penzance, played Gene Kelly in Singin’ In the Rain, toured with Camelotwith Richard Harris and starred in Me and My Girl.At the American Dance Machine company in New York he worked with Bob Fosse, Jerome Robbins, Ona White, Danny Daniels, Patricia Birch, Ann Reinking and Chita River.

His experience led him to create his own line of dance shoes, LaDuca Shoe Line, which is internationally recognized and which has led him to be known as the “shoe designer for the stars”.

characterization design
Sandra Lara
chief resident
Juan José Marco
assistant to musical director
Borja Barrigüete de Gabriel
assistant to director
Yolanda Jiménez Polonio
assistant to musical director
Pau Baiges

production team

Production and casting director
Marc Montserrat-Drukker

Marc Montserrat-Drukker

Production and casting director

He trained in London for 4 years in the prestigious schools of musical theater and performance: London Studio Centre, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) and the Mime Centre, receiving the renowned Tom Merrifield Scholarship and Nathaniel Memorial Scholarship.

His work as a stage director includes his acclaimed staging of La ola, created jointly with Ignacio García May (Teatre Lliure and Centro Dramático Nacional); the world premiere of the Gabriel García Márquez’s Relato de un náufrago (The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor) starring Emilio Gutiérrez Caba and Àngel Llàcer (Teatre Lliure); and his musical version of Terrence McNally’s Master Class starring María Bayo (produced by Anexa). In the field of musical theater, his productions Spamalot (Gou Producciones and Ocesa, Mexico); Chicago (Teatro Arnau and Coco Comin Produccions Teatrals) – Critics’ Prize for Best Musical – stand out, together with I Want To Be a Diva, with soprano Sara Blanch and pianist and composer Albert Guinovart (Festival Castell de Peralada); Breed and Rescue (The Marsh Theater, San Francisco); and La jaula de las locas (La Cage aux Folles), as assistant director to Àngel Llàcer and director of casting. As resident director we would highlight the musicals Sister Act (Stage Entertainment, El Terrat and Whoopi Goldberg), Grease (Filmax) and Tarantos el Musical (Focus). In the area of production he worked for Warner Bros. as manager of shows and artistic director of the Warner Park in Madrid during the two inaugural seasons.

Technical production director
Francisco Grande

Francisco Grande

Technical production director

A technical director and sound designer of large-format shows, theater and musical events, for the last three years he has been technical director of the international company Elrow Family, producer of macro events and music festivals such as Elrow Town London, ADE Festival Amsterdam, Electric Zoo, Avant Garden New York, Tomorrowland Belgium, Wynn Las Vegas, DWP Jakarta, Street Parade Zurich, OFFSONAR Barcelona, Soho Garden Dubai, among others. He has been technical coordinator of El Gran Teatre del Liceu, Sister Act The Musical, Les Misérables Spanish Tour and Beauty and the Beast Tour with Stage Entertainment.

His technical directions include Schubertnacles Humits (Carles Santos, Teatre Lliure), A Delicate Balance (Mario Gas, Teatre Lliure), Spamalot the Musical (Tricicle, Filmax Stage and OCESA in Barcelona, Madrid and Mexico City) and Grease the Musical (Butaca Stage). His sound designs include: Relato de un Náufrago (The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor) (Marc Montserrat-Drukker, Teatre Lliure), La ola (Marc Montserrat-Drukker, Teatre Lliure) Spamalot the Musical (Tricicle, Filmax Stage & Events), Bésame mucho (Yolena Alonso), Lisistrata (Jerôme Savary, Mérida Festival of Classic Theater), Pinsans i Caderneres (Xavier Albertí, Bitó Produccions), Com Pot Ser que t’Estimi Tant (Javier Daulte, Teatre Nacional de Catalunya), Grease the Musical (Ricard Reguant, Butaca Stage), 15.CIA (T de Teatre), La Plaça del Diamant (Joan Ollé, Bitó Produccions), Sit (Tricicle CIA Teatral), 8421 Viene regando flores desde La Habana (Cesc Gelabert). Other shows in which he has participated include: Prometheus (Carme Portaceli), Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street; Electra and Oresteia (Mario Gas), Mikado (Dagoll Dagom), BI (Comediants), Tricicle 20 (Tricicle) and Criaturas (T de Teatre).

Production manager
Silvia Fiestas

Silvia Fiestas

Production manager

In 2006 she undertook a postgraduate course in Production and Show Management at the University of Barcelona. In 2007 she joined the multinational company Stage Entertainment Spain as company manager for the Barcelona season of his that great success Cabaret, which was followed by the tours of Jesus Christ Superstar in 2008, Mamma Mia! and the pre-productions and management of Chicago in Madrid and Barcelona and My Fair Lady. During this period she also collaborated with Filmax Stage & Events for their staging of Spamalot in Madrid in 2009. In 2014 she traveled to Mexico City to be in charge of the management and programming of the Teatro del Parque Interlomas. On her return to Madrid, she joined the prestigious Carmen Roche Ballet, where she spent 2 years as head of the Production and Distribution department. In recent years she has participated as manager in the productions of Jorge Javier Vázquez’s Iba en serio, in his theatrical debut for his Spanish tour and in the production of Toño Casado’s 33 El Musical which premiered in Ifema last year. She also has her own production company, Mengana Producciones, with which she produces and distributes small and medium-format shows, and coordinates events in theaters such as the Teatro Lope de Vega and the Coliseum on Madrid’s Gran Vía.

Production assistant
Sol Blasi

Sol Blasi

Production assistant

She has worked on major musical productions as an associate producer for Stage Entertainment Spain, including shows such as Les Misérables, Chicago and Beauty and the Beast. She was the production director of the musical Rent from No Day but Today, S.L., as well as for Atrium Produccions. Producer at the Teatre Nacional de Catalunya and the Fundació Teatre Lliure. Manager of the national and international tour of the show Boris Godunov by La Fura dels Baus. Executive producer of many shows, concerts, music and theater festivals, and events at Bitó Produccions and Velvet Events, as well as at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona. Responsible for distribution and management for Nova Touring Entertainment, S.L. working with international companies in Spain for shows such as Shaolin Monks, Stomp, and Cirque Eloize, among others. She is Senior Project Manager at Elrow Family.

Orchestra manager
Paco Cuenda

Paco Cuenda

Orchestra manager

Born in Badajoz in 1957. He began his music studies at the conservatory of the city. After that, he kept training in Seville, where he collaborated with the Orquesta de Cámara del Conservatorio Superior de Sevilla and the Orquesta Bética (currently the Orquesta Sinfónica de Sevilla). In 1979, he graduated in Madrid, where he founded the brass octet Blummel and the Grupo Hispánico de Trompas. Since 1981, he has taken part in some of the larger orchestras in Spain, such us La Orquesta Filarmónica de Madrid, La Orquesta Nacional de España or La Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid.

Together with José Tamayo, he then initiated a new phase as a musician and orchestra manager in several productions such as Fuenteovejuna, Les Miserables, Antología de la zarzuela or El Ballet de Yoko Komatsuvara. Along with the producer Luis Ramírez, he broadened his sphere of activity by arranging the orchestras of musicals Annie, El hombre de La Mancha, Grease, Hermanos de sangre, La mujer del año and with SOM Producciones, The Sound of Silence.

In 1998, he started working for the production company Stage Entertainment under the direction of Julia Gómez Cora as orchestra manager for more than 19 years, putting together the orchestras of the main musicals performed in Madrid: Beauty and the Beast, The Phantom of the Opera, My Fair Lady, Mama Mia!, Jesuchrist Superstar, Cats, High School Musical, Les Misérables, Cabaret, The Producers, Chicago, Saturday Night Fever, Sister Act, The Lion King, 33 The Musical. He has also been the manager of the Orquesta Sinfónica Neotonarte.

Company manager
Eva Font Marco

cast

Pablo Puyol
Zach

He studied at the Escuela de Arte Dramático in Málaga, at Cuarta Pared in Madrid and at the Recabarren studio, also in Madrid.

He began his professional career in Málaga with the company Málaga Danza Teatro, and from there he made the jump to Madrid, where he continued his training, and started to play leading roles in several musicals, such as Grease, Rent and Beauty and the Beast. He then took part in the series Un paso adelante, and from there, numerous works in both film and television swiftly followed: Los serrano, La conjura del Escorial, Chuecatown and La que se avecina, among others. He has also appeared in other musicals and plays such as 40 el Musical, Póker de voces, Dignidad and Murder on the Nile. He wrote, composed and produced the show Venidos a menos, in collaboration with David Ordinas.

And in alphabetical order

Angie Alcázar
Bebe + understudy for Maggie / Diana

Actress, singer and dancer born in Murcia, she graduated from the Conservatorio Profesional de Danza de Murcia and later received the Dance and Drama Awards scholarship in London, where she studied musical theater at The Urdang Academy.

She began her professional career at the age of 18 in the production Beauty and the Beast (Silly Girl/ensemble). Then came other work such as The Ugly Duckling (Josefina), Hair (understudy for Crissi/ensemble), Mamma Mia (understudy for Ali/swing), The Addams Family (alternate for Wednesday Addams/ensemble) and West Side Story (understudy for Rosalia and Pauline/ensemble).

“My One Singular Sensation is excitement about this wonderful project. I feel happy and I owe everything to those I love the most, THANK YOU.”

Kristina Alonso
Sheila

Born in Barcelona, she graduated from the prestigious conservatory Institut del Teatre in classical dance. She has received training in various disciplines such as jazz, contemporary, hip-hop, flamenco and singing.

In Madrid, she began her performance studies at the Bululú school in 2001 and received courses from Carmen Utrilla, Pilar Castro and Natalia Mateo. She has worked in musicals such as West Side Story, Cabaret, The Bodyguard, 40 el Musical, Más de 100 Mentiras and Spamalot. She has also collaborated in television programs and series such as Amar en tiempos revueltos (Love in Difficult Times), Mira quien baila, Eurovision 2012 (chorus line and dancer), Me lo dices o Me lo cantas and Sketch con Los Morancos, among others. In film, she has participated in the film Mi gran Noche (My Big Night) by Alex de la Iglesia and Por un puñado de besos (For a Handful of Kisses) by David Menkes.

She admits to being very excited about this new project.

Albert Bolea
Bobby

Actor, singer and dancer from Barcelona (1992), he trained at AULES, where he obtained his Diploma in Musical Theater as well as Levels I and II of the technique Estill Voice Training (Voice Craft) and 5th Grade in singing, musical theory and piano from The Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music.

He is also trained in singing, performance and dance, and tap dancing at schools such as Coco Comin, Luthier Dansa, Company&Company, Anna Maleras and Vocal Factory. He studied classical and modern singing with teachers in Madrid and Barcelona such as Daniel Anglès, Susanna Domènech, José Masegosa and Noemí Gallego. He has participated in several musicals such as Les Misérables (Babet), Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (Miss Understanding), Cuentos cruentos (Barcelona and Madrid), Ordinary Days (alternate for Warren), Rent (where he won the award for Best Supporting Actor in the Musical Theater Awards 2017), Billy Elliot (swing and tap instructor for children) and The Young Frankenstein (assistant choreographer). He has dubbed the singing voice of different characters from television series such as The Penguins of Madagascar, The Looney Tunes Show, Johnny Bravo and Harvey Beaks. He has worked as a dancer and singer in tap companies such as Sharon Lavi Company or Unum in Barcelona.

Anna Coll
Maggie + understudy for Diana

Anna Coll is an actress, dancer and singer who graduated from the London Studio Centre at the University of the Arts London. She began her training at the Coco Comin School in Barcelona; three years later she obtained a scholarship to study in London, obtaining a BA (Hons) in Theater Dance.

During her training, she participated in academic productions such as Grease, Guys and Dolls and A Chorus Line. After graduating, she worked with choreographers such as Ellen Kane (Matilda), Emer Walsh (The Voice UK) and Lukas McFarlane (X Factor UK). She participated several times in the UK Stand Up in London and in Britain’s Got Talent (with Paul Roberts and David Leighton). She continued her training between London and New York, where she obtained another scholarship to train in Broadway Dance Center (NY). She has worked in the following children’s musicals: Aladdin (2015) and Jack and the Beanstalk (2014) with Paul Hendy’s Evolution Productions and with Emily Wood at the Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury, England. She participated in Mamma Mia! (Stage Entertainment 2015) as the understudy for Lisa and in the ensemble. She was a dancer in the Michael Jackson tribute show I Want u Back (2017, SOMproduce and Rock en Familia), Teatro Calderón in Madrid. She worked in Cabaret, the Musical (2017, directed by Federico Barrios) as Helga and as the alternate for Kost, at the Teatre Victòria in Barcelona. She then performed in Cena de terapia (2018, Microteatro Barcelona) written by Jorge Barceló, playing the role of África. Finally, she took part in Anastasia, the Musical (2018-19 Stage Entertainment) as Marfa and in the ensemble, at the Teatro Coliseum in Madrid.

Daniel Délyon
Richie

He has studied at NH Company, Culture Jazz and with acting coach, Damien Acoca and voice coach, Jaume Giró.

He has worked in the following shows: The Lion King (swing singer, understudy for Ed, Madrid); Mamma Mia! (cast and role of Pepper, Paris); The Black Legends (Paris); Gabriel & Gabriel (role of Gabriel, Paris); Hair (role of Walter, Paris); 6rano 3.0 (role of Savinien, Italy); Les Contes de Mameké (role of Demba, Paris). He has also participated in the chorus line in Gibson Brothers and as a dancer in Just Dance 3&4, Michael Jackson Experience, ABBA You Can Dance, High School Musical 1&2, and Mickey and the Magician in Disneyland Paris.

Alberto Escobar
Larry + understudy for Mike

Born in Madrid, he graduated in Choreography and Performance in Spanish Dance and Musical Theater from the prestigious Urdang Academy, London. He was nominated for Best Dancer 2012 in the Max Awards.

He won the award for Best Performer from the Real Conservatorio Profesional de Danza Mariemma. He was nominated for Best Choreographer for Mi última noche con Sara.

His experience in theater includes: Anastasia, the Musical (Teatro Coliseum. Principe Seigfried); The Bodyguard, the Musical (Teatro Coliseum. Swing and understudy for Sy Spector); Recordando a Grease (National tour. Choreographer and dancer); Don Juan, el Musical (Teatro Philips. Swing, understudy for Avellaneda and Ciutti); Mi Última Noche con Sara (National tour. Choreographer) Hoy No Me Puedo Levantar (Teatro Rialto. Churchi/ensemble); Jesus Christ Superstar (National tour. Ensemble); Follies (Teatro Español. Ensemble) La Fuerza del Destino (National tour. Choreographer/ensemble); Shrek (Teatro Apolo. Dance captain/ensemble); Peter Pan (Teatro La Latina. John/ensemble); Annie (Teatro Alcala. Ensemble/Mr. Vandels); La Kalabaza de Pippa (Teatro Cofidis. Choreographer/ensemble); Los Payasos de la Tele (National tour. Ensemble); Andersen (Teatro Calderón. Choreography Repeater/ensemble); Dorothy y el Anillo de la Imaginación (Palacio de los Deportes Bogota. Assistant Choreographer/leading role); My First Experience (Symphony Space, New York. Ensemble); Mónica Naranjo- Adagio tour (National tour. Chorus line); The World of ABBA (National tour. Ensemble); La Magia de los Musicales (National tour. Ensemble); Una Cosa Rara (Dance corps. Palacio de las Artes, Valencia); L´Arbore Di Diana (Dance corps. Teatro Real, Madrid); La Gran Duquesa (Dance captain and dance corps. Teatro de la Zarzuela, Madrid).

In film and on television: ¿Tú qué harías por amor? (Leading role, Milio. Director: Carlos Saura); Iberia (Dance corps. Director: Carlos Saura. Actor in episodes for the seriesHospital central, Aladina, Compañeros, Policías, El comisario.

Roberto Facchin
Mark + understudy for Paul

Born in Benalmádena (Málaga) in 1999, he trained at the Escuela Superior de Arte Dramático (ESAD) in Málaga, specializing in Musical Theater.

Varied courses such as Palabras cantadas/canciones habladas (Sung words/spoken songs) with Xavier Torras, courses with industry professionals such as Eva Diago and Felipe Forastiere, training in singing and vocal technique with Rafael Estepa, and is a classical dancer trained by the Royal Academy of Dance with Rosemary Dearden and Meike Schönhütte.

He has worked in productions such as Chicago, In the Heights, Legally Blonde, Trap for a Lonely Man and zarzuelas such as Luisa Fernanda, Doña Francisquita and La verbena de la Paloma, among others.

Diana Girbau
Kristine + understudy for Cassie / Sheila

Born in Barcelona (1989), she began her professional training at the Conservatory of Barcelona Institut del Teatre, specializing in classical dance.

At the age of 17, she moved to London to broaden her artistic training at the London Studio Centre school, obtaining a degree in Musical Theater from the University of the Arts London. After graduating, she worked with prestigious international choreographers such as Karen Bruce, Drew McOnie, Andrew Wright and Dollie Henry, and was part of major British, Spanish and international productions, including The Last Tango (Phoenix Theatre, West End); CinderellaDick Whittington and Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs (The London Palladium, West End); The Bodyguard (international tour); King Kong The Musical (London Workshop); The Merry Widow (Opera North, UK tour); Mamma Mia! (RCCL); El Último Jinete (Teatros del Canal, Madrid); and Grease (Teatro Coliseum, Madrid).

Cassandra Hlong
Connie

Born in the USA, she is very grateful to be able to join this very special cast of A Chorus Line. She returns to the role of Connie Wong ten years after touring with A Chorus Line in the USA, in what was the show’s second national tour.

This is her fourth production of the show. She studied flute and voice, and she graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a degree in Dance. She has performed in Miss Saigon (Gigi, Kim) at Serenbe Playhouse, A Chorus Line (Maggie) and Footloose (Rusty). She has also been lead vocalist on the Norwegian cruise lines, vocalist on the USO Show Troupe (both in the US and abroad, singing for the military and their families), and a member of the National Asian Artists Project.

“I would like to especially thank Baayork, Luis, Antonio and the entire Teatro del Soho team for this opportunity, which is a real singular sensation. I dedicate this to my siblings, especially my sister Katy. She is proud to be Chinese and Montagnard (Vietnam). She lives by loving and playing.”

Enric Marimon
Mike + understudy for Greg

Born in Barcelona. He began to dance at the age of 12 at Escola de Dansa Madó. He began Dramatic Arts and Singing at 14 at Dagoll Dagom Eòlia School.

At 16 he was accepted and awarded with the Dance and Drama Award grant at the Musical Theatre Urdang Academy in London. After that, he continued his studies of Dramatic Arts and Singing at Guilford School of Acting, where he graduated in Dramatic Arts by the University of Surrey. He has worked as a dancer at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, Britain’s Got Talent and Royal Caribbean cruises.

He has participated in several musicals such as international tours from CATS, Jack and the Beanstalk, Thoroughly Modern Millie and La Jaula de las Locas directed by Ángel Llàcer and Manu Guix.

Fran Moreno
Paul

He began his musical career at the age of 8 when he decided to study clarinet and guitar at Real Conservatorio Profesional de Música Manuel de Falla.

At the age of 13, he began to study classical and contemporary dance. He finished his training in this area in Madrid, under the guidance of Carmen Roche and CPD Carmen Amaya. Although he has been singing since he was a child, it was in Madrid where he began to formally train his voice with teachers such as Javier Garco, Nuria Sánchez and José Masegosa. After studying musical theater (Scaena), he began his professional career. Musicals such as West Side Story, The Addams Family, Un chico de revista, The Jungle Book, Viva Broadway, A quién le importa, La leyenda del unicornio, and LazyTown – Roboticus stand out, among others. He has also been a member of orchestras such as La Mundial Orquesta Show, La isla show, Grupo Energy and Capital Show (where he served as artistic director and choreographer). At the age of 19, he joined the legendary musical group La Década Prodigiosa. As a dancer, he has worked with Madrid Ballet, where he performed in the well-known work The Red Shoes (neoclassical ballet), and he has also appeared in several television spots. Nowadays he continues to train as an actor, singer and dancer, as well as learning new disciplines such as piano, aerial acrobatics, film and television.

Beatriz Mur
Val + understudy for Maggie

Originally from Alcalá de Henares, she fell in love with dance at a very young age and trained in classical ballet (passing the exams of the Royal Academy of Dance in London), as well as in Latin, contemporary and urban dance.

She complemented her training with singing, performance and voice classes, as well as a double degree in Journalism and Law. She has worked with national and international artists of the likes of Marta Sánchez, Saad Lamjarred and Carlos Baute, among others, touring in Spain and internationally. She has been a member of the dance corps in several TV programs such as Got Talent, El hormiguero and A bailar, as well as in major shows such as Cabaret maldito, The Bodyguard and West Side Story. She has also acted in television series such as Cuéntame Cómo Pasó, Centro Médico and José Mota, and has been a reporter and presenter in various television programs. She has also been at the head of many advertising campaigns and has appeared in a film directed by Juanma Bajo Ulloa.

Ivo Pareja-Obregón
Greg + understudy for Zach / Larry

As a professional salsa dancer, he has competed all over the world for 10 years, and has been ranked among the top 10 in the world. He is an amateur ballet student, achieving the intermediate grade at the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet.

He is also a jazz dancer, proficient in several different styles (Bob Fosse, Luigi, Jerome Robbins, Michael Bennett, etc.). Currently, he continues to work as a student in Marbella with his teacher Catherina Chisesi.

Fran del Pino
Al + understudy for Don

Born in Málaga, the actor graduated from the city’s Escuela Superior de Arte Dramático after specializing in musical performance. He continued his training as a performer in singing and dancing in London (The Urdang Academy).

In Madrid, he has worked in musicals such as Un viaje al gran musical, directed by José Luis Moreno, Un chico de revista, by Juan Luis Iborra, and Frozen. He has also participated in numerous Sing-Along concerts and the anthology of musicals Melodías de New York, directed by César Belda. He has been a singer for the cruise company Holland American Lines in Australia and his most recent work has been in the musical Mickey and The Magician, a Disney show in Paris. In television, he has appeared in programs such as Telepasión 2018 or the Antena 3 and Telecinco Christmas galas.

Estibalitz Ruiz
Diana + understudy for Cassie

She is an actress, singer and dancer who graduated from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, AMDA, in New York City.

Originally from Mexico City, her theatre career spans more than 15 years. She has recently finished a season of Les Misérables and, among the musicals she has participated in, the following stand out: Annie (understudy for Miss. Grace), The Addams Family, Wicked (alternate for Nessarose), Spring Awakening (Anna), Mamma Mia! (understudy for Sophie), Sweet Charity (Nickie), Beauty and the Beast, and the first production of Hoy no me puedo levantar (understudy for Ana and María)Her leading role in A Chorus Line (Cassie) earned her recognition from the APT and ACPT awards for Best Actress in a Musical. She was also part of Carlos Rivera’s Yo creo tour. Her television work includes the series Club de cuervos (Season 2), where she portrays the psychotic Lupita, and Paquita la del Barrio.

Zuhaitz San Buenaventura
Don + understudy for Al / Mark / Bobby

He is a multidisciplinary artist, studying Fine Arts in Bilbao and later Musical Theater at the Coco Comin school in Barcelona.

He has complemented his training in singing, theater and dance under the guidance of teachers such as Mamen Márquez, Daniel Anglès, Txiki Berraondo, Thais Curiá, Aixa Guerra and Laura Olivella. In professional theater, he recently worked in the The Addams Family musical, as dance captain, swing and understudy for Lucas. Previously, he was involved in a production of Mamma Mia! as dance captain, swing and understudy for Sky, as well as in the musicals Sugar, Follies, The Wild Party, Canta y Baila con los Clanners, Elvis – the King Story and the zarzuela La del Manojo de Rosas, among others. He has been a member of and choreographer for the vocal group Deudeveu, winner of the talent show Oh Happy Day on TV3. They released two albums, Junts and Nàufrags, and after a European tour, they toured the major theaters and festivals in Catalonia. He has also choreographed the show Broadway a Cappella and the participative musical Grans Èxits by Stage Entertainment and Obra Social La Caixa.

Lorena Santiago
Judy

She is a multidisciplinary artist, born in Reus. At the age of 19, she began her career as a dancer in the well-known entertainment resort PortAventura.

Not long after, she was chosen to participate in her first musical project Rouge Fantastic Love, at Teatro Apolo in Barcelona. In this same theater, she began her career as an actress in an adaptation of Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None, under the direction of Ricard Reguant. Her latest work is as a soloist in the dinner show venue Zuu (Hotel Sofía Barcelona), demonstrating her skills as a singer.

Sarah Schielke
Cassie

Born in Potsdam (Germany), she has a degree in Classical Dance from the state school Staatliche Ballettschule Berlin. She studied singing with Kenneth Posey and Markus Hanse (CVT).

For 8 years she was a member of the cast of the Friedrichstadt Palast Berlin, as a soloist, working with some of the best choreographers in the world, such as Marvin A. Smith and Sean Cheesman, among others. She was also a solo singer in some productions, such as Jingle Bells. She played Penny Johnson, a principal character in the original Australian staging of the musical Dirty Dancing (Hamburg). She also worked on Der Schuh des Manitu and Ich War Noch Niemals in New York by Stage Entertainment Germany. She came to Spain to play the role of Hunyak in the musical Chicago, in Madrid and throughout Spain. In 2015, she worked in the musical Cabaret, spending the season in Madrid while playing the role of Texas and being the alternate for Fräulein Kost. She currently manages MajareTa, an artistic-gastronomic space in Madrid.

Miguel Ángel Belotto
Roy + undercover/swing for Larry / Don / Greg / Mike / Al

Born in Almansa (Albacete), he is an actor, singer and dancer. He trained at the Real Escuela Superior de Arte Dramático de Madrid and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow.

His professional career includes: West Side Story (Teatro Calderón, Madrid, swing and alternate for Bernardo); MAYUMANA Rumba! (Teatro Rialto, Madrid and Spanish tour); The Little Mermaid (MacRoberts Arts Centre, Stirling); Christ on a Bike (Edinburgh Fringe Festival); Hedwig and the Angry Inch; Shrek, the Musical and Pinocho, un Cuento musical. In addition, he worked on the following titles during his training: Godspell, Our House, Legally Blonde: The Musical, Brigadoon (National Theatre of Scotland workshop) and again in West Side Story (New Athenaeum Theatre, Glasgow). Apart from his theatrical background, he has collaborated in other experiences such as Children in Need (BBC) and he participated as a singer in the Susan Boyle Concert Tour, as well as with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.

Being part of the A Chorus Line team is a new and special challenge in his career as an artist, and he brings to it the energy and enthusiasm of a young child who wants to play at being someone different, once more time.

Daniel Garod
Tom + undercover/swing for Bobby / Paul / Mark / Richie

Born in Granada (1989), he began studying in his hometown as a musician, actor and dancer at the age of 11. Then he moved to Malaga to study Musical Theatre at the Escuela Superior de Arte Dramático de Málaga.

He has studied piano and saxophone at the Conservatorio Profesional de Música Ángel Barrios in Granada, contemporary dancing at the Conservatorio Profesional de Danza Reina Sofía in Granada and some other disciplines in many schools around Andalusia. He then continued training his singing and dancing skills with teachers like Jose Masegosa, Alberto Sánchez and Raúl Cassinerio, among others. He has balanced his professional training as a singer with working as a choreographer in different national orchestras for 12 years. He has participated in several musicals, such as Young Frankenstein, The Lift, by José Masegosa, Rocky Horror Show, John No-fear or the inclusive musical Peter Pan – a very special musical -, as well as his career with companies from Malaga, such as Nuevo Teatro Musical, Pizco Teatro, La Duermevela and Teatro Lírico Andaluz with [Untitled] The Musical, many zarzuelas or Jesus Christ Superstar and the play Who Would You Take to a Deserted Island?, by Paco Anaya and Jota Linares, which gives him an honourable mention for Best Actor in 2017.

Juan José Marco
Frank Dance Captain + understudy for Zach / Paul / Greg / Bobby

He is an Argentine actor, dancer, singer and choreographer, who has a degree in Musical Comedy from Fundación Julio Bocca.

His teachers have included Elizabeth De Chapoarrouge, Ricky Pashkus, Julio Chavez and Sebastián Mazoni. He has worked on the most important musical productions of Calle Corrientes in Buenos Aires: The Producers, Sweet Charity, Hairspray, Young Frankenstein, Shrek, Peter Pan, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, A Chorus Line and the Argentine version of the musical Más de 100 Mentiras, for which he received an award for Best Male Performer in 2013. He has been a choreographer for dance companies, Off-Corrientes musicals, soap operas in Argentina and Uruguay, and for the leaders’ summit (G20) at Teatro Colón. For his work Rufianes, Traición y Tango, he received an award for Best Choreographer of the 2016/17 season from Asociación Premios Hugo.

Fernando Mariano
Butch + understudy for Richie, Greg and Don

He completed his studies in acting at the Academia Contemporânea do Espectáculo in Porto, Portugal, and studied dance and musical theater at the Urdang Academy in London.

In 2015, he finished a Masters in Advanced Theater Practice at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London. His credentials include: UK tour of the Rocky Horror Show (Frank-N-Furter); American tour of Saturday Night Fever (Gus); Italian tour of Flashdance (Carlos); Portuguese tour of Rent (Angel); and the Royal Exchange Theatre’s production of West Side Story (Bernardo). In London’s West End, his credentials include Les Pêcheurs de Perles (English National Opera) and five projects with the Royal Opera House in Convent Garden: The Magic Flute; Il Turco in Italia; Mitridate, re di Ponto; Norma, directed by Àlex Ollé (La Fura Dels Baus); and Nabucco, an opera starring Plácido Domingo.

Graciela Monterde
Vicki + understudy for Sheila / Val / Kristine

Born in Barcelona, she began her artistic training at the age of 9 at the Elisenda Tarragó school. She studied ballet, tap, jazz and contemporary dance.

At 18, she graduated from The Royal Academy of Dancing, after studying classical dance. She studied tap dance at the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing. She studied drama at the Arte 4 school in Madrid. She has attended performance courses taught by Iñaqui Aierra, Fernando Piernas, Álvaro Fernández Armero and Cesc Gay, among others. She enjoyed her participation in a workshop for television reporters and collaborators held at the headquarters of El Terrat. She completed her training by taking lessons in vocal technique. She has participated in the following musicals: Singin’ in the Rain, The Producers, The Wedding Singer, Monty Python’s Spamalot, Un chico de revista, Rouge Fantastic Love and Young Frankenstein. In the theater, she played Clementine in the successful Maldito naranjito by Eduardo Aldán and Emily Brent in Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None. She performed at the Festival de Teatro Clásico de Mérida, in the musical version of Offenbach’s La Belle Hélène. She was Madame Zoltar on the national tour of The Hole 2. She was a member of the cast of artists in the prestigious cabaret Lio Ibiza. In the world of television, she has worked as a dancer and actress on José Mota’s comedy programs, and on Noche de Fiesta’s ballet on Spanish television. She has appeared in the series Amar en tiempos revueltos (Love in Difficult Times), Un paso adelante and Aída.

“To be a part of this musical’s story is something very special, full of meaningful connections. I dedicate it above all to the person who gave me the opportunity to live the future I always dreamed of: Thank you, Elisenda. And thank you, A Chorus Line.”

Lucrecia Petraglia
Lois

She trained for seven years at the Conservatorio Profesional de Música y Danza in the area of classical dance, until 2014.

She was the winner of the Dance Olympiad in Bulgaria in 2013, performing a variation from Le Corsaire. She has trained with teachers such as Julio Bocca, in his intensive summer courses in Buenos Aires (Argentina), and she trained with Víctor Ullate for 4 years, with whom she performed in the ballets Paquita, Amor brujo and Les Sylphides. At the age of 12 she joined the Teatro Principal de Palma de Mallorca’s dance company Pasodos, performing in the productions of The Nutcracker (2012), alongside the principal dancer Daniil Simkin, Romeo and Juliet (2013) and Galas de danza con el Kirov Ballet (2012). She was a dancer in the first production of the Disneyland Paris show Pirates and Princesses in 2018. She was a member of Lola González’s cast of dancers for various television shows, such as RTVE’s New Year’s Eve Gala. She was invited as a choreographer and judge for the 2019 Dance Olympiad in Bulgaria.

A Chorus Line is her first musical, and she wants to thank all the people who have made this possible. Above all, she wants to dedicate this musical to her parents: “Mom, Dad, thank you for making me what I am.”

Aida Sánchez
Tricia + understudy for Judy / Kristine / Val / Bebe

She was born in Málaga, where she began her studies in piano, dance and music at the age of 8. She studied Performing Arts at the Escuela Superior de Artes Escénicas de Málaga (ESAEM) and Dramatic Arts, specializing in Musical Interpretation at the Escuela Superior de Arte Dramático (ESAD) in Málaga.

She also studied at the Conservatorio Superior de Danza in Málaga, specializing in Contemporary Dance Choreography. She broadened her training in dance with Pepe Muñoz, Francis Viñolo, Fidel Buika, Valentina Letova and Caterina Rago, and studied singing with Luis Pacetti and Kim Chandler. Her acting experience includes co-starring in the Canal Sur Televisión series Éramos pocos. She works as a dancer for Disney Channel Spain in the series La gira. She has been a member of the cast in musicals such as: Peter Pan, the Musical; The Magic of Broadway; Hara, the Spirit of the Jungle; Flashdance, the Musical; Snow White and The Descendants. She is an actress and choreographer for the opera and zarzuela company Teatro Lírico Andaluz.

Lucía Castro
Swing + understudy for Kristine / Judy / Bebe / Connie

Born in Madrid, she began her studies as a dancer at Madrid’s Real Conservatorio Profesional de Danza Mariemma, graduating after specializing in Spanish Dance.

She completed her training in Classical, Urban, Contemporary and Jazz dance at various schools and in singing with Mamen Márquez and Jaume Giró, among others. At the same time, she trained in performance in several schools in Madrid, specializing in audiovisual performance at Central de Cine. She began her professional experience by accompanying Ara Malikian as a solo dancer in several concerts. After that, she moved to Japan for a year to take part in José Barrios’ flamenco show at Shima Spain Mura theme park. On her return to Spain she began to work on several children’s musicals such as Cenicienta, la mayor historia jamás contada in the role of Cinderella, and Milonga bajo el mar, among others. She took part in the circus shows Circo Price en Navidad and Circlassica, un Espectáculo de Emilio Aragón, where she was also the company’s dance captain. She made her debut on Madrid’s Gran Vía with Madagascar the Musical in the role of Rico and as understudy for Skipper. For television she has participated in several advertising campaigns and videoclips.

Marcela Nava
Swing, Assistant Dance Captain + understudy for Connie / Bebe

In 2001 she graduated as a classical dancer. She studied at the Escuela Nacional de Danza Clásica y Contemporánea and at the Centro Nacional de las Artes in Mexico City.

She was principal dancer and choreographer at the Ballet de Cámara del Estado de Morelos for six years, interpreting all principal roles in the following ballets: Swan Lake, Don Quixote, Le Corsaire, Paquita Grand Pas, La Esmeralda and La Fille Mal Gardèe, among others. She is certified by Dance Educators of America in New York as a teacher of Classical Dance, Modern Dance and Jazz. As a dancer, she has participated in countless national and international tours, festivals, contests and conferences in Mexico, Spain, Nicaragua, United States and Canada, and she has won various awards and scholarships, such as first place in the professional category in the contest carried out by Dance Educators of America. As a choreographer, she won first place with the highest score in all categories. In 2010 she entered the world of musical theater in Mexico with A Chorus Line, playing the role of Connie Wong. She has also been a member of the cast of Mary Poppins and The Addams Family. As an actress and singer, she has trained under various teachers such as Robert McQueen (director of the musical Mamma Mia!), James Kelly, Sergio Carranza, Adriana del Río, Thomas Friedman, Jaime Lozano and Jorge Uribe.

Pol Galcerà
Swing + understudy for Greg / Bobby

Born in Barcelona, he began his artistic studies at Coco Comin and extended his training in dance with Máximo Hita, performance with Boris Rotenstein and singing with Miguel Manzo.

Later, he moved to London, where he received a scholarship and graduated in Musical Theater at the Urdang Academy in London. He has worked with choreographers such as Dean Lee, Paul Hack and Phil Michael Tomas. He danced for Zara Larsson at the BBC Awards. In musical theater he played the role of Indio and was understudy for Bernardo in West Side Story at the Royal Exchange in Manchester. In television he appeared in advertising campaigns in the USA and Hungary.

He would like to dedicate his debut in Spain to his parents, for their unconditional support.

characters

Protagonistas

Zach
A famous and demanding choreographer and theater director; his work and his life are one and the same thing.
Larry
Zach's assistant. Patient and effective, he's someone you can trust.

The dancers

Don Kerr
He loves to dance, but he has a family to support and knows that dreams don't pay the bills.
Maggie Winslow
A sweet woman who looks to dance to give her the home she never had.
Mike Costa
A young self-conscious man of Italian origin who found in tap dancing a way to be get himself noticed.
Connie Wong
A Chinese American girl who has problems with her small stature.
Greg Gardner
He is gay, Jewish, intelligent and very brazen; and he is proud of all of it.
Cassie Ferguson
Zach's ex-lover, she almost became a star, but somewhere her luck ran out; now she's back in the chorus line.
Sheila Bryant
She likes to play the sexy blond; deep down it's just her way of hiding a tough childhood.
Bobby Mills
Bobby thinks he's the best; and he says so often. But he really only aspires to be happy.
Bebe Benzenheimer
A young dancer who only feels beautiful when she dances.
Judy Turner
Judy is gawky and eccentric; she often gets distracted, but her charm saves her.
Richie Walters
He once planned to be a kindergarten teacher. Dancing got in the way.
Al DeLuca
An Italian American who is obsessively attentive to his wife, Kristine, also a dancer.
Kristine Urich (DeLuca)
Al's scatter-brained wife. She wanted to be Doris Day, but she doesn't have the voice.
Val Clark
As she says: a ten for dancing but a three for looks. But that's what plastic surgery was invented for.
Mark Anthony
The youngest; a naive novice whose life was changed by a book on anatomy.
Paul San Marco
Being gay, Puerto Rican, and forced to drop out of school is hard. But Paul has courage.
Diana Morales
Like Paul, a Latina from the Bronx. Hard on the outside, extremely sensitive on the inside.

Orchestra

Live orchestra with 20 musicians

Conductor
Arturo Díez-Boscovich

Arturo Díez-Boscovich

Conductor

He has conducted Spain’s National Orchestra and National Choir, City of Granada Orchestra, the Málaga Philharmonic Orchestra, the Symphony Orchestra of the Balearic Islands, the Córdoba Orchestra, the National Theater of Ukraine Orchestra, the Orchestra of the State of Sibiu (Romania), and the Orchestra and Choir of the Community of Madrid. He has worked with composers and soloists such as Marco Beltrami, Michael Giacchino, José Bros, Gabriel Yared, Milagros Martín and Carlos Álvarez on stages such as Les Arts in Valencia, the Teatro del Liceu in Barcelona, Spain’s Auditorio Nacional, the Palacio de Festivales in Santander, the Palacio Euskalduna in Bilbao, the Kursaal in San Sebastián, the Teatro Cervantes in Málaga and the Auditorio Manuel de Falla in Granada.

Having received an award from Málaga City Council for Best Musical Performance in 2014, Boscovich has been Musical Director of the Teatro Lírico Andaluz, of the International Film Music Festival of the cities of Úbeda and Córdoba, of Huelva’s Teatro Lírico and of Madrid’s Teatro Calderón for the musical Ann Frank’s Diary (Diario de Anna Frank). As a composer, Arturo D. Boscovich has won the III Jerry Goldsmith International Competition for Young European Film Music Creators and the prize for the best soundtrack at the Curt Fictions festival in Barcelona. He has conducted the La La Land symphony orchestra in concert and Stage Entertainment’s Les Misérables.

Piano
Borja Barrigüete

Borja Barrigüete

Piano

Keyboards I
Pau Baiges

Pau Baiges

Keyboards I

Keyboards II
Adrià Aguilera

Adrià Aguilera

Keyboards II

Sax / flute / clarinet
Carlos Ligero

Carlos Ligero

Sax / flute / clarinet

Tete Leal

Tete Leal

Carlos Parrado

Carlos Parrado

Trumpets
Jesús Martínez

Jesús Martínez

Trumpets

Patxi Urchegui

Patxi Urchegui

Chema Muñoz

Chema Muñoz

Trombones
Valentín García

Valentín García

Trombones

Mario Fernández

Mario Fernández

Guitar
Ignacio Ruiz

Ignacio Ruiz

Guitar

Bass / double bass
Carlos Sánchez

Carlos Sánchez

Bass / double bass

Drums
Jorge Cid

Jorge Cid

Drums

backline

Lighting Programmer
Edu Chacón
Riggers
Carlos González
Edu Chacón
Fernando Gutiérrez
Nacho Andrés
Costume Production Assistant
Mariela Sernagoras
Prevention and Cast Safety
Cuídate Artista
Suppliers
Fluge
Proyect-Arte
Peroni
Proluz
Taga
See Sound

acknowledgments

María Araujo
Punto Blanco

 

Theatre is a forceful and realistic response to our times and to the evils that threaten this chaotic era through which we are trying to make our way. 

One group of people stands in front of another, and together they share the magical ritual of the performance, that game in which we tell you a story that you receive, but which will only ever remain in your memory. I am convinced that the ephemeral nature of theater is both an advantage and a virtue in the face of all that aims to defy time and aspire to immortality. We are trapped in the idea that anything that is not recorded or photographed does not exist. The theater offers a refuge, a space of intellectual protection safeguarded by the walls that surround our dramatic ceremonies.

Nothing happens by chance. A Chorus Line is not only a successful Broadway musical from the 1970s; it is also – and perhaps this is why it has been chosen to give the first breath of life to our project – a reflection on dreams and on the sacrifice needed to achieve them; on the capacity to love, to feel, and to give that is required of those who have decided to build their existence on the stage.  

We have been in magnificent hands: Baayork Lee, one of the protagonists of the original production, and her team perfectly understand the material we have been working on – they live it, breathe it, carry it in their blood, and they have accompanied us throughout the process, from the auditions all the way to the premiere.

Welcome to A Chorus Line, Teatro del Soho CaixaBank’s first production, and thank you for being here with us and starting this wonderful adventure together.

Antonio Banderas

musical numbers

  1. I Hope I Get It
  2. I Can Do That
  3. And
  4. At the Ballet
  5. Sing!
  6. Hello Twelve
  7. Nothing
  8. Mother
  9. Gimme the Ball
  10. Dance: Ten; Looks: Three
  11. The Music and the Mirror
  12. Lo hice por amor
  13. One

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What the critics say

"Everything on stage has a great dignity: it is an apparently simple musical but it hides a demanding effort behind, both on a technical and an acting level."

Julio Bravo
ABC. 17th Nov. 2019

"Its tremendous finale, called metaphorically One, with its sparkling sequin wardrobe, is the paradigm of what can be expected on a Broadway production."

Raquel Vilades
El País. 13th Nov. 2019

"The production of A Chorus Line the audience is enjoying in Malaga is the best possible: every piece of trust granted is returned within a lasting satisfaction."

Pablo Bujalance
Málaga Hoy. 13th Nov. 2019

"A contagious, high-spirited show within the lightest moments, and deep and heartfelt at the most dramatic parts."

Víctor A. Gómez
La Opinión de Málaga. 13th Nov. 2019

"The cast offer a show up to the task when it comes to singing, dancing and acting."

Pablo Bujalance
Málaga Hoy. 13th Nov. 2019

"Flawless show and exciting dancing."

Raquel Vidales
El País. 13th Nov. 2019

"We can define this A Chorus Line as a second to none artistic success."

Pablo Bujalance
Málaga Hoy. 13th Nov. 2019

"A Chorus Line is still smashing and very much alive because it remains a great, irreplaceable, timeless show. (...) What the revival confirms marvelously for us is that A Chorus Line is now as much a classic piece of musical theater as Gypsy or West Side Story."

John Heilpern
One Singular Sensation, New York Observer. 16th Oct. 2006

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