Apex Theatre Studio presents the Broadway contemporary classic “A Chorus Line” which profiles the unsung heroes of the American musical theater: the supporting ensemble, live at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall for three dates — June 22, 23 and 24. “A Chorus Line” marks the fifth anniversary of Apex Theatre Studio producing exciting and entertaining summer productions featuring highly skilled young artists from the Northeast Florida area and beyond.
**AGES 13 and up Suggested — Mature Language**
Tickets on sale Friday, May 11 at 10am.
$25.00 — Reserved Seating
Doors: 7:30pm / Showtime: 8:00pm
«This piece celebrates the cornerstone of what makes our young artists tick: passion, discipline and focus,» remarked David Loudermilk, artistic director for the production. «The show demands that each performer push themselves as actors, singers, and dancers as it portrays the highs and lows of making it as a performer,» added Apex Managing Director Ian Mairs.
Preparations for the “A Chorus Line” production began in January when Broadway veteran Jeffrey Schecter (who played Mike in the last major Broadway revival of the show in New York) came to the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall for a series of workshops which featured the opening choreography from the show. «I was impressed with the level of talent and commitment amongst the Apex students,» stated Schecter.
In addition to a group of talented young performers from the area, this production will feature the inaugural class of the Visiting Young Artists program. In March, the artistic team for the show attended the summer professional theatre auditions (SETC) in Mobile, Alabama. From a pool of over 800 actors, the Apex staff interviewed 24 finalists and offered spots to 12 aspiring theatre students, many from the top 10 programs in country. «We have young artists from 10 different states that are coming to share their time and talents with our students. It will expand our students’ ability to interact in a national network of theatre performers,» said Mairs.
For young artists between the ages of 8-14, Apex Theatre Studio is the only training program in Northeast Florida which provides a challenging and enriching training program specifically for the intermediate to advanced level theatre student through challenging interactions with an expert faculty, a range of programming and a commitment to excellence.