Sunday, April 19, 2009

Every Little Step

Wow is all I can say. Every Little Step is fantastic. It is a documentary of the audition process of the 2006 Broadway revival of A Chorus Line, interwoven with old and new interviews with the original cast and creators telling the story of how the show came about. And boy is there a better show to showcase the audition process than A Chorus Line!

While the historical context is interesting the part that makes the film great is the stories of the dancers and actors auditioning. Just like the actual show. From Broadway veterans to novices we get to know these people and what drives them. The movie captures the process, its joy and its agony, particularly for those who came so close but were ultimately not chosen. It's a hard life. We are always auditioning, not just for a job, for friends, for lovers, for life itself.

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