Jessica Lee Goldyn and David Elder Stand on A Chorus Line in St. Louis

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A Chorus Line Broadway revival cast member Jessica Lee Goldyn and David Elder head the cast of the Michael Bennett dance musical, which runs through July 3 at Stages St. Louis.

Goldyn, who played Val and subsequently Cassie in the Broadway revival, steps into the role of Cassie for St. Louis audiences, with Elder (Broadway's Curtains, 42nd Street) as Zach. Stages artistic director Michael Hamilton helms the production, which features new choreography by Kim Shriver and music direction by Lisa Campbell-Albert. Performances began June 3.

The cast also features Tony Howell as Roy, Hilary Michael Thompson as Kristine, Kimberly Wolff as Sheila, Vanessa Sonon as Val, Michael McGurk as Mike, Leeds Hill as Butch, Jeffrey Pew as Larry, Laura Oldham as Maggie, Leonard Sullivan as Richie, Taylor Pietz as Tricia, Brandon Haagenson as Tom, Laura E. Taylor as Judy, Julie Kavanagh as Lois, Borris York as Sammy, Danna Aguinaga as Bebe, Jill Slyter as Carole, Jessica Vaccaro as Diana, Christopher Rice as Mark, Jeffrey Scott Stevens as Al, Tanner Lane as Frank, Sean Patrick Quinn as Greg, Leigh Wakeford as Bobby, William Carlos Angulo as Paul and Becca Andrews as Vicki.

Completing the Chorus Line creative team are scenic designer Mark Halpin, costume designer Brad Musgrove, lighting designer Matthew McCarthy and orchestral designer Stuart M. Elmore.

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. For tickets phone (314) 821-2407 or visit StagesStLouis. Performances take place at the Kirkwood Civic Center, located at 111 South Geyer Road, in St. Louis.

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