A Blue Hair Kinda Crowd at A Chorus Line


A Chorus Line, the longest-running American Broadway musical ever, is playing Los Angeles. A Broadway show, with Broadway perfomers, playing Downtown L.A. at the Ahmanson Theatre. In a city with millions of people, half of whom claim to be in “the business,” a show like this seems to be a no-brainer.

So why were so many seats empty on a Thursday night?

Is it because of the recession? Gas prices too high to drive across town? Or is it yet another example that L.A. is not a theatre town?

Two moments from last night’s show will stay with me.

  1. When the final 8 dancers are cast and the lights fade to black, several old folks in our section were puzzled. “That’s it?” they asked each other, as they headed for the exit. No, that’s not it. There’s something called the finale. You know, when the cast returns to the stage in formal dress to sing this song called “One?” Singular Sensation? Yeah… THAT one.
  2. After the show, a mother was overheard talking to her 5-year-old son. “Don’t ever do that. You don’t want to do that. Don’t be a dancer. Be a rocket scientist or something.” Something tells me she once thought everything was beautiful at the ballet.. and then, life happened.

A Chorus Line runs through July 6 at the Ahmanson Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles. For more info. visit centertheatregroup.org.


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