MILLBURN, NJ – The house was completely sold out Friday night as the MHS Limelight players put on a spectacular performance of A Chorus Line. This performance was especially important to seniors, as this is their final performance on the MHS stage. With auditions for this show beginning basically at the start of the school year, the cast rehearsed and rehearsed to make everything perfect for opening night. This past week was also rather busy, as the MHS stage crew joined the cast for “tech week” where sound and lights were set and rehearsed with for Friday night. Everything ran perfectly last night.

Opening on the night of July 25, 1975 and originally running over 6,000 times, A Chorus Line has become a world-renowned production with nine Tony awards under its belt as well as a 1976 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Centering on 17 Broadway actors all vying for spots in an upcoming Broadway production that only calls for 4 boys and 4 girls, A Chorus Line gives audiences a behind-the-scenes look into the unpredictable and challenging world of show-business. Today it is the sixth longest-running Broadway show ever, and it continues to be put on in theaters around the world, including our very own auditorium right here in Millburn.

With an additional world-renowned list of musical numbers, such as “I Hope I Get It” and the finale “One”, parts of A Chorus Line still make its way into movies and television. In the film The Muppets Most Wanted (2014), “I Hope I Get It” is performed with a Muppet twist.

A Chorus Line will be put on again tonight, March 4, at 7:30 PM in the MHS Auditorium. Tickets are still remaining, so grab them now before they sell out again!

Daniel Sirota
Daniel Sirota is a senior at MHS and the Student Director of Studio 462. He is an aspiring American University Eagle and has worked on over 50 short films. He is also a writer for TAPinto of Millburn-Short Hills.