This video will make you want to jump out of your chair, take a pivot step, and walk, walk, walk.
The 2006 revival A Chorus Line closed over a dozen years ago, but the story and the music by Marvin Hamlish are timeless.
Watch Jason Tam, Michael Berresse, Mara Davi, Lorin Latarro, Tyler Hanes, Tony Yazbeck, Aaron J. Albano, Mario Lopez, Charlotte d’Amboise, Terrance Mann, and 34 other former cast members recreate the magic and the hopefulness provided by dance.
A Chorus Line in Quarantine was the brainchild of Jeffrey “Shecky” Schecter who played Mike in the original Broadway revival cast. On March 31st, just around the two-week mark of the quarantine, Shecky reached out with a fun proposition to his fellow castmates to do a clean “mark” through of the opening combo for fun in whatever living circumstances everyone was quarantining in and he (or someone) would throw them together. Enter Heather Parcells (who played Judy Turner in the Revival). She volunteered to edit the project and reached out to everyone from the cast who wasn’t on Facebook. The comment train started, and the opening combo videos started rolling in from the cast who has been dispersed all over the globe during the decade following the closing of the show in August 2008. Cast members now live in New York, Japan, Australia, California, Florida, Maine, and New Jersey, to name a few locales. Each cast member began putting their own personal touch on the combination. From fully produced comedic sketches to topical jokes about the pandemic to full out dance explosions, but each maintaining the sheer joy of getting to dance.