Tamuning, Guam – GAIN (Guam Animals in Need) and Margarita Dancel Entertainment in cooperation with the Office of the Governor, Guam Council on the Arts and Humanities Agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, presents the Broadway Musical “A Chorus Line” with performances on September 12-14, at Southern High School Auditorium.
Conceived, directed and choreographed by Michael Bennett and Music by Marvin Hamlisch in 1975, “A CHORUS LINE” is a stunning musical-verite about a chorus audition for a Broadway musical. In 1976, “A CHORUS LINE” won 9 Tony awards, 5 Drama Desk Awards, 3 Obie Awards and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. In 1984, “A CHORUS LINE” became the longest-running show in Broadway history, earning a Special Gold Tony Award.
“A CHORUS LINE” is a brilliantly complex fusion of dance, song and compelling authentic drama. This is the first time the musical will be presented in its entirety on Guam. The show will be directed by Marc Marcos and choreographed and produced by Margarita Dancel. Live music will be provided by the Guam Territorial Band under the direction of Max Ronquillo, Jr.
As a service to the community, a “Special Invitation Only” performance on September 11, 2014 @ 7:30 pm will be presented free of charge to local non-profit organizations and the families they serve.
Due to the mature content of this production, admission is restricted to those 16 years and older.
*Marc Marcos, in his Directorial debut with “A Chorus Line” is a Graduate of the Theater Arts program at the University of Guam.
He worked as Stage Manager in “Cabaret” (2009) and in numerous UOG productions including “Mother Courage” (2012), “The Tempest” (2013) and “Pagat” (2014). He is currently pursuing a higher education in Costume Design.
Margarita (Margie) Dancel is a long time Guam resident who has worked in the entertainment industry for over 30 years and has taught dance in almost all the dance studios and fitness centers on Guam. Margie also choreographed numbers in other local productions including “Rent” (2008), OM (2009) and “Cabaret” (2009). She is presently the Program Director at Step Up Entertainment & Dance Company.
Guam Animals In Need (GAIN), Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention of cruelty to animals, and to the education of the public concerning matters pertaining to animals and their welfare. The GAIN shelter, located in Yigo, has facilities to house and care for dogs, cats and rabbits, and provides food, shelter and medical care. The organization works tofind permanent, loving homes for Guam’s homeless and abused animals. In an effort to help control the island’s pet population, low-cost spay and neuter services are also offered. Additionally, GAIN volunteers conduct school visits to educate Guam’s youth in responsible pet care.