A Chorus Line Analysis

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The play, A Chorus Line, is about a group of people who have gone through many hardships and are trying out for a spot in the chorus line of a musical. The play opens with a group of people, some of which get eliminated, and the other move on to the interviews. Throughout the play, the characters give many soliloquies in the form of a song while a different person on stage appears to be talking to the director about his or her life. The play takes place in New York One of the conflicts in the play is the relationship between the two leads, Zach and Cassie who were dating each other until it fell apart, and Cassie went to California to act, but decided she liked dancing more and moved back to New York and auditioned for the chorus line.…show more content…
For example, in the song, “At The Ballet”, after the chorus, it would get quiet and the lights would focus on the characters singing, and the song would turn from a happy song to a sad song, where the characters started talking about hardships. Then, when they focused on the ballet, their happy place, the lights would turn from blue to yellow again and light up the stage again. This gave tone to the songs and made them more interesting. Also, in the song, “The Music and the Mirror”, they use lighting to show Cassie’s sadness and desire to just be a dancer. The lighting and the music help tell how characters feel throughout the…show more content…
The only prop that the main actors and actresses had was hats that they used in one of the dances. The girls’ costumes were all dance outfits: tight-fitting leotards with a loose shirt. Some had leg warmers, too, suggesting that this play was made in the 80’s. The boys’ costumes were khaki pants with a nice shirt. Cassie, one of the main characters, was wearing a dress. During the finale, all of the characters were wearing white pants with a gold sequence top and a gold sparkly top hat on. Most of the girls had their hair tied up in either a bun or a ponytail. Some of the things I liked about the play were the emotion that each actor and actress gave in their performances and how they made it very relatable to how people feel when they are in a high-stress situation. I also liked the bit of humor that was included because it interrupted the repetition of the play. The repetition of the play that was created by the interviews of all the characters was the only part of the play I didn’t like because it got boring having the same thing happen over and over
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