St. Norbert College Music Theatre announces cast for "A Chorus Line"

From St. Norbert College, May 23, 2006
by Mike Counter, mike.counter@snc.edu, (920) 403-3089

A twenty-six member cast for St. Norbert College Music Theatre's June production of "A Chorus Line" has been selected by Director/Choreographer Alicia Birder.

Seventeen veteran performers and ten new members to the music theatre company will appear in this ensemble musical. In addition to Green Bay and De Pere, communities represented by cast members are Appleton, Denmark, Abrams, Abbotsford, Stevens Point and Jupiter, Fla.

Appearing with music theatre for the first time are Elaine Mannion (Green Bay) as Cassie; Kevin Flogel (Green Bay) as Mike; Jon Weiss (Green Bay) as Al. In the roles of singer/dancers are area residents Kelsey Schmitz, Ona Callahan, Jenah Barribeau, Sarah Sullivan, Josh VandenBusch and Michael Laskowski (Denmark).

Members of the "A Chorus Line" cast who have appeared in previous music theatre shows from Green Bay are Scott Greatens as Zak; Susan Elliott, Lara; Natalie Terrien Rein, Sheila; Casey Adams, Morales; Emily Grace, Bebe; Ann Preiss Gray, Connie; Elizabeth Waerzeggers, Kristine; Molly Maher, Judy; and Jacob Bressers, Mark.

Area residents returning to music theatre in the role of singer/dancers are Kasey Corrado, Natalie Robinson and Sara Konop. From Appleton are Holly Terrien Rottier, Steve Schmidt and Andy Rusch in the roles of Val, Paul and Richie, respectively. Caskey Hunsader from Abbotsford, Wis. will appear as Bobby and Mari Bakken from Jupiter, Fla. will play Maggie.

A Chorus Line is the third-longest-running musical of all time, having played 6,137 performances on Broadway. Winner of the l976 Pulitzer Prize in Drama and nine Tony Awards, it is a musical about a musical and focuses on the lives of dancers as they audition for a role in the chorus line of an up-coming production. Conceived by director-choreographer Michael Bennett, it boasts a musical score by Marvin Hamlisch with such hit songs as One, The Music In the Mirror, At The Ballet and What I Did For Love.

The Music Theatre production of "A Chorus Line" will be presented in the St. Norbert College Walter Theatre June 7, 8, 9, 10 and 13, 14, 15. As part of its 45th Anniversary Season, Music Theatre will also present Rodgers and Hammerstein's "The King and I," with nine performances scheduled July 13