Transcendence Theatre Company opens 2019 “Broadway Under the Stars” Season

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Pictured is Kristin Piro featured in the role of Cassie in the 2019 Transcendence Theatre Company production of “A Chorus Line,” Photo by theDRGimage

SONOMA, CA. ~ It’s Broad- way in Wine Country when Transcendence Theatre Com- pany opens its 2019 “Broad- way Under the Stars” summer season with “A Chorus Line,” featuring a cast of Broadway and touring professionals per- forming the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning music in an outdoor production at Jack London State Historic Park in Sonoma County, Calif. Evening performances of “A Chorus Line” are presented on weekends from June 14 to June 30, 2019.


After seven seasons of Broadway

concerts presented in Wine Country, this production


“A Chorus Line” marks Tran- scendence Theatre Company’s first Broadway musical pre- sentation as part of its annual “Broadway Under the Stars” season. “A Chorus Line” is directed by Amy Miller, with

choreography and associate direction by Jim Cooney and musical direction by Daniel Weidlein. Transcendence

Company announces the cast will feature Kristin Piro (An American in Paris, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) playing the role of Cassie Ferguson; Matthew Rossoff (Jesus Christ Superstar) as Zach; Natalie Gallo (Jersey Boys, Mamma Mia!) as Di- ana Morales; and Alicia L. Albright (Frozen, Wicked) as Val Clark.


Conceived, directed and by Michael

Bennett, “A Chorus Line” features

music by Marvin

Hamlisch; lyrics by Edward Kleban; book by James Kirk- wood Jr. and Nicholas Dante; and additional choreography by Bob Avian. “A Chorus Line” pairs iconic and emo-

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