"Five, Six, Seven, Eight!": A Chorus Line Opens at Marriott Theatre Sept. 12

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The Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical A Chorus Line, starring Broadway's Mara Davi as Cassie, officially opens Sept. 12 at the Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire, IL.

Mara Davi
Mara Davi Photo by Peter Coombs

Mark Lococo directs the Marriott Theatre production, which features choreography by Rachel Rockwell. A Chorus Line began previews Sept. 1 and continues through Oct. 31.

Davi, who was seen as Maggie in the 2006 Broadway revival of A Chorus Line, stars as Cassie in a cast that also features Tim Gregory as Zach, Anika Ellis as Shiela, Nina Fluke as Val, Nicole Hren as Kristine, Pilar Millhollen as Morales, Pegah Kadkhodaian as Bebe, Danielle Plisz as Maggie, Jastine Dumlao as Connie, Laura Taylor as Judy, Jameson Cooper as Don, Adrian Aguilar as Al, Drew Nellessen as Bobby, Max Kumangai as Richie, Matt Raftery as Larry, Adam Estes as Gregory, Alex Aguilar as Mike, Bryan Knowlton as Paul and Zachary Gray as Mark.

The ensemble includes Chelsea Barker, Gary Carlson, Jordan Fife Hunt, Chie Isobe, Patrick Keefe, Brandon Koller, Ericka Mac, Ashton Napier and Adrianna Parson.

The production has set design by Tom Ryan, costume design by Nancy Missimi, lighting design by Diane Williams and sound design by Bob Gilmartin. Patti Garwood is the conductor. Ryan Nelson is music director.

A Chorus Line has a book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante, music by Marvin Hamlisch and lyrics by the late Edward Kleban.

The original production of A Chorus Line opened at the Public Theater's Newman Theater on May 21, 1975, and transferred to Broadway's Shubert Theatre on July 25. The musical won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, along with nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book. It ran for nearly 15 years, closing on April 28, 1990, after 6,137 performances.

Tickets are available by phoning (847) 634-0200 or by visiting Ticketmaster.

The cast of <i>A Chorus Line</i>
The cast of A Chorus Line Photo by Peter Coombs
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