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Every Little Step (2008)

PG-13  |   |  Documentary, Music  |  25 October 2008 (Japan)
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Follows the plight of real-life dancers as they struggle through auditions for the Broadway revival of "A Chorus Line". Also investigates the history of the show and the creative minds behind the original and current incarnations.

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Cast

Credited cast:
German Alexander ...
Himself (as German Santiago)
Bob Avian ...
Himself - Revival Director
Justin Bellero ...
Himself
Michael Bennett ...
Himself - Original Choreographer & Director (archive footage)
Jay Binder ...
Himself - Revival Casting Director
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Herself (archive footage)
John Breglio ...
Himself - Revival Producer
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Herself
Nigel Columbus ...
Himself
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Herself
Charlotte d'Amboise ...
Herself - Cassie Auditionee
Jacques d'Amboise ...
Himself
Nicholas Dante ...
Himself (archive sound)
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Herself - Maggie Auditionee
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Herself - Cassie Auditionee
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Starting at midnight January 26, 1974, dancer and choreographer Michael Bennett held a twelve-hour taped get-together with twenty-two dancers talking about themselves, he not knowing exactly where it would lead. It would become the genesis for what has become one of the most influential Broadway musicals of all time, and a show which speaks to theatrical dancers' hearts: "A Chorus Line". In 2008, a Broadway revival of the show is being mounted, with many involved in the original production part of the creative team behind the revival. The issue for the revival's creative team is to make the show and the casting fresh, while respecting the original, where the characters, their stories and their related songs all came out of the 1974 dancers' stories, they who were cast in the original production. Although the names and the faces have changed from 1974, the dancers auditioning mirror many of the stories and issues faced by those original dancers. As such, they "really want this job" as ... Written by Huggo

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The journey of 'A Chorus Line'.

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Rated PG-13 for some strong language including sexual references | See all certifications »
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25 October 2008 (Japan)  »

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Every Little Step: The Journey of a Phenomenon  »

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$68,504 (USA) (17 April 2009)

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$1,724,351 (USA) (2 October 2009)
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Although this film is classified as a documentary, Charlotte d'Amboise, one of the stars of the revival of A Chorus Line, told Playbill Magazine that several scenes in the film, including the ones in which she and Jessica Lee Goldyn get phone calls informing them that they have been chosen for the cast, were staged - recreated for the documentary cameras. d'Amboise said that when they filmed her pretending to receive the news that she'd been cast, there was actually no one on the other end of the phone line with her. See more »

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Baayork Lee (Herself): Eat nails!
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Great. I loved it.
18 April 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw "A Chorus Line" on Broadway in the early 80's and didn't like the play. The movie, with Michael Douglas, is terrible. However, being a Cinophile, I was interested in seeing a film about the trials and tribulations of performers auditioning for a part.

The film had a good balance of the history of the play, the past performers and performances, and the new hopefuls. It was interesting to see that the audition process, with callbacks, went on for months. From the start, you can see the long odds against a performer being chosen. Three thousand people competing for thirty opportunities.

I laughed, cried, cheered, and felt the heartache of those who pursued their dreams. Happily, I would see the film again.


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