The chance of a lifetime

Tri-Valley Rep presents 'A Chorus Line' tonight at Bankhead Theater

For 17 dancers, they are putting it all on the line for this audition in "A Chorus Line." Their dreams will be decided on a bare stage in an empty theater during a casting for a new Broadway musical.

"A Chorus Line" is the longest-running Broadway musical originally produced in the United States and now it's coming to the Bankhead Theater in Livermore. Put on by the Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre, formerly Pleasanton Playhouse, the show opens tonight and runs through May 10.

Produced by Kathleen Breedveld and directed and choreographed by Donna Rapa-Olsen, the musical direction is by Jo Anne Fosselman and vocal direction is by Jennifer Bell-Olsen.

Performances are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays from April 24 to May 10 at the Bankhead Theater, located at 2400 First Street in Livermore. Tickets are $35 for adults, $33 for seniors and $25 for juniors. Discounts for groups of 20 or more are also available. To purchase, call 373-6800, visit or visit the ticket office from noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

To learn more about the Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre, visit

--Emily West

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Posted by unclehomerr..
a resident of Downtown
on Apr 24, 2009 at 11:48 pm

This is MUST SEE, people!! Get thee to the Bankhead!!!

I went tonight and was amazed at the talent and energy of these young people. It's Broadway quality in the Tri-Valley!!! Gaaarunteed!!!

It was 2 solid hours of non-stop entertainment. No intermission and you wouldn't even notice if I didn't tell you. It was so fast paced and attention grabbing it was over before you realized time was flying by.

Donna Rapa-Olsen is a friend and an accomplished musical theatre performer, dancer, choreographer and singer. She's making her directorial debut in this show and probably has found a new career direction. This show was so well cast, choreographed and tightly timed, as I said.. was Broadway quality.

I'm not gay... not that there's anything wrong with that... but, even the gays in the audience were impressed! And you know how 'fussy' they are!

Seriously... put your parcel tax and babysitting threads down for a couple of hours and see something much more entertaining.

8pm Fri's and Sat's and 2pm Sun's for the rest of this weekend and the next two. You could make a real event out of it and try the new Carver's hofbrau/restaurant across the street. You can't beat the senior dinner [no age requirement]. More than most people could eat [except me] for $8.95 as I recall.

Tickets online or at the door.. check their website ahead. I bought my tickets a month ago and as I recall they were $38 and they have cheaper ones. I was 3rd row center and it was just outstanding. Lemme know how you liked it. I'll pass comments along to Donna and the cast!


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Posted by Terrific
a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Apr 25, 2009 at 10:49 pm

Loved it! Bravo to all involved. It's wonderful to have quality theater so close to home. FAB-U-LOUS!

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