A Chorus Line

Grades: 9th-12th

8th graders may be allowed to participate if they also enroll in Moana this spring and get permission from the directors.


Important Dates:


Auditions: Saturday, October 30th, 11am-1:30pm (if not available, email the studio)


Callbacks:  Wednesday, November 3, 4:30-6:30pm




Weekly Rehearsals:    November 17th - February 5 (after Beauty and the Beast closes)

Wednesdays 4:00-6:00 & Saturdays 11am-1:30pm

  • Full cast will be called every Saturday.
  • We will be doing solos and small groups every Wednesday until January.  
  • In January, we will have full cast rehearsals on both Wednesdays and Saturdays.

*Extended Rehearsals*: 

- November 20: 11am-4pm (lunch break)

- December 11: 11am-4pm (lunch break)

- January 29: 11am-4pm (lunch break)


*NO Rehearsals*

- November 24 & November 27: Thanksgiving Break

- December 22, 25, 29, January 1: Winter Break

- January 22: Rhythms Recital Weekend



Dress Rehearsals/Tech Week:  At Novato Theater Company


February 7, Monday: 4:00-8:00pm

February 8, Tuesday: 4:00-8:00pm

February 9, Wednesday: 4:00-8:00pm (may be extended)

February 10, Thursday: 4:00-8:00pm

Tech week rehearsals are mandatory.  No conflicts allowed.



Performances: February 11th-13th & February 18-20 at the Novato Theater Company 


All shows are MANDATORY and students may not miss them for any reason except illness or family emergency.  Students will be called between 1.5-2 hours before showtime for each performance.  



After the final Sunday performance the cast will have a 60 minute strike to help pack and clean the theater.   Strike is a required component of participation in the show.


Cast Party

We will have a cast party after strike.  Yay!


Parent Volunteer Requirement

There are many things to do to put together a show, and therefore we ask for a parent volunteer from each family to fulfill two volunteer positions. However if this is not convenient for you, you have the option to pay the opt out fee of $40. Certain positions require expertise in a field (set, costumes, etc.) but most just require your time (backstage parent supervision, etc).  Most jobs will require about 2 hours of work. If you LOVE volunteering or have a special skill that might be helpful, please email us.


We will have the volunteer list ready by January; at that time you can choose your position or pay the opt-out fee.  



Production Fee 

The A Chorus Line production costs $660. Your Production Fee includes your script, show t-shirt, and digital video of the performance.  Some of your costume will also be included, though we will ask each actor to provide some other parts of their costume (see below) including jazz shoes.  


Your Rhythms account will be charged $220 on December 1st, January 1st, and February 1st.  When you enroll, you will enter your credit card and be enrolled in auto-pay so you will be automatically charged each month and won’t have to worry about when to pay.  Or if you prefer you can pay the total production fee in full by cash or check by the first rehearsal date.   Please email the studio if you choose this option.  Payments later than 5 days will incur a $15 late fee.  We are not able to give refunds.  You may want to pay your first payment at the time of registration but it is not due until December 1.


Family Discount:  If two or more siblings are in a Rhythms musical (including our younger or older shows), we offer $60 off for each child.  


New Friend Discount:  For every NEW FRIEND that a returning actor gets to register for A Chorus Line, the returning actor will get $100 off their performance fee.  (Friends must be new to Rhythms Performing Arts).


If you get 5 NEW FRIENDS to join, Kate will buy you a ticket to Disneyland!


Overachiever Discount: For students who are enrolled in over 3.5 hours of other weekly Rhythms classes (not including musical), we offer a $100 discount off of your $660 Production Fee. 


Multiple Musical Discount: For those students who participate in A Chorus Line as well as Moana, you will receive $100 off their total production fees. 


These discounts may NOT be automatically added to your studio director account.  Please email the studio if you would like a discount applied to your account.




For this show, there is a lot of dance wear for costumes.  You will be required to get your own costume to wear and keep.  You will also need to purchase your own black leotard and tan tights, but Rhythms will provide the final GOLD look.  We will let you know what to get and where to get everything once the show is cast.





For Audition Instructions, click here.  


Please be sure to fill out the audition form and register by October 29.


If you have any questions about audition music or anything else, please direct them to Amanda at RhythmsPerformingArts@gmail.com




We ask that if you are interested, you sign up now!  We need to get a minimum of 20 students signed up before auditions to make this musical happen.  Please sign up at: