Chorus Line truly a show not to miss
Dear Editor:I remember when we lived in New York and every time we experienced something transcendent, we would look at each other and (with no small amount of self-satisfaction) say, Only in New York.Well, after a few years in Aspen, where on a given week you can experience Rene Fleming, Brian Green, Yo-Yo Ma, Herbie Hancock or the Dalai Lama, we have had to modify our gold standard for superlatives only in Aspen.The dilemma is that with such a profusion of alluring choices, you are bound to end up missing something truly amazing. To prevent this tragic consequence, I am giving all of you theatergoers who miss Broadway an inside, VIP, secret recommendation.A Chorus Line, produced by the protean team of Jane Gottlieb and Adam Bartley, is playing today (2 p.m. and 7 p.m.) at the Basalt Middle School, and it is as dazzling a performance as you will find anywhere (including the Great White Way). In fact, it is so spectacular, from the wonderful acting and singing to the breathtaking choreography and crisp musical score, that it evoked that familiar thats why we live in Manhattan! feeling of being in the center of the cultural universe … except we didnt have to fight for Yellow cabs in 90-degree heat and humidity when we got out we just headed into Basalt for the obligatory champagne and caviar follow-up.So heres my offer: Go see A Chorus Line, and Ill throw in a guarantee if you arent charmed, moved, amazed and delighted by what you experience, Ill buy you a free Ben & Jerrys ice cream cone, whatever flavor you like. Because if this play doesnt ring your bell, then Broadway wont either. P.S. No, Im not in it. I just know good theater when I see it. See you at the show!Kevin WardSnowmass
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