After seeing various plays throughout the Philadelphia area for my theater class, it came time to see Temple’s production of A Chorus Line. I wasn’t expecting to see the same type of professional and skillful actors that I had been seeing in these other plays, however, the students proved my expectations wrong.
After seeing a few dance routines, I no longer thought of the students as students; I saw them as professional actors and dancers. With tons of intense dance routines, they perfectly mirrored real life professional dancers.
The dance routines were not simply “intense” due to the fact that they were all acting, dancing, and singing, but because they literally were dancing routines that actual dancers would perform.
Aside from the dancing, the actors kept the audience entertained with sensitive and emotional stories as well as comedic ones. Many of the actors proved to be “triple threats” as they were able to act, sing, and dance.
Although this show may not have been entertaining to all types of audience members, the themes of the play—working hard to only get an inch closer to a dream and finding yourself—were aspects that anyone could relate to.
Even though this play was an excellence performance, any production by students who are putting so much time into their passions outside of the classroom should be saluted.