‘Chorus’ classic (SF Chronicle)

Nearly picture-perfect revival creates that singular sensation of great dance and music

A Chorus Line: Musical. Conceived by Michael Bennett. Book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante. Music by Marvin Hamlisch. Lyrics by Edward Kleban. Directed by Bob Avian. (Through Sept. 2. Curran Theatre, 445 Geary St., San Francisco.

The toss of the head, the sensuously smooth sidle, the effortless extension of a leg high above her head, the impossibly graceful elongated arch of the back — each element of Charlotte d’Amboise’s “The Music and the Mirror” solo blends with the rest in engrossing harmony. Reflected in multiple perspectives in the mirrors of Robin Wagner’s set, d’Amboise’s every move builds upon the last in a glorious tribute to dance, the musical theater and the choreographer who created the piece in the first place, Michael Bennett. (more…)