The Wick Theatre in Boca Raton is welcoming guests back to the acclaimed venue with resumed stagings of the Tony award-winning musical, A Chorus Line, through May 30. The show had just opened to rave reviews when it was shuttered due to the pandemic in March last year.
“A Chorus Line is a testament to the perseverance and spirit of this industry, and now it has an even more poignant meaning,” said Marilynn A. Wick, the theatre’s managing executive producer. “Despite all the setbacks and obstacles, the love of live theatre is a fire that cannot be extinguished—for both the performers and the audience. The Wick is very proud to be one of the first in the nation to bring back a live indoor production, and we are very grateful to all of our patrons who have been so supportive of our efforts to continue as a world-class venue.”
For this production, The Wick first honored all former ticket holders and will now seat additional patrons. All theater-goers will be seated in a socially distant manner and must wear masks during the performance.
“In reopening, we have taken the health and safety of our cast and patrons very seriously,” continued Wick. “We have had several limited run productions during the past few months, in addition to our cabarets, and we created guidelines that have been very successful.”
A Chorus Line takes the audience through the final grueling audition run by the director, Zach, for a new Broadway musical. Instead of having them read a short audition scene, Zach wants to elicit a personal history from each one–how they got into “show business,” why they became dancers, and what their hopes, fantasies, and aspirations are. As he calls upon them individually, they react in every possible way, from bravado to reticence. From childhood on, their memories emerge, blending into a seamless series of musical numbers and monologues.
The Wick Theatre is located at 7901 North Federal Highway in Boca Raton. Tickets are $75-$95 and on sale through the box office at (561) 995-2333 or online.