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Joint Forces Journal

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VOL. 24 - NO. 35
SEP 22 - 29, 2019
PO BOX 13283
OAKLAND, CA 94661-0283

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TRAVEL & ENTERTAINMENT: Transcendence Theatre Company's "A Chorus Line" Loaded with Talented Performers

Jun 29, 2019
by Evan Almdale
I am hard-pressed to think of a better way to spend a warm August evening than watching the award-winning Transcendence Theatre Company sing and dance on the outdoor stage at the Jack London State Park in Sonoma County.

In 1973 Broadway director and choreographer Michael Bennett brought a large group of dancers together to learn more about their lives. Their hours of conversations were woven into a groundbreaking new musical, "A Chorus Line." At the heart of this Tony award-winning play is the story of 17 talented performers vying for 8 spots in a new Broadway musical. Through songs, words, and dance we are brought into their very personal stories of life, love, hopes and dreams.

Kudos to the entire cast of brilliant performers skillfully directed by Amy Miller. This production was choreographed by Jim Cooney with musical direction by Daniel Weidlein. The Transcendence Orchestra performed the live music.

Do yourself a big favor and come to the Park grounds early to explore the site, picnic, sip wine from Sonoma County wineries, grab a snack from one of the local gourmet food vendors. There is also live pre-show music. The grounds open at 5:00 and the performances begin at 7:30, just as the sun is setting and the stars begin to twinkle.

Jack London State Historic Park, 2400 London Ranch Road, Glen Ellen, CA (free parking)

Run time approximately 120 minutes with one 15 minute intermission

Tickets $49 to $154, phone 877-424-1414,

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Photo caption: After eight seasons presenting "Broadway Under the Stars" musical revues, Transcendence Theatre Company offers its first production of a Broadway musical. The Sonoma County based theater company opens its 2019 outdoor summer series at Jack London State Historic Park in Glen Ellen with the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning musical "A Chorus Line," featuring a cast of professional artists with Broadway experience. (Photo by James Jin)


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