If you like the theater and/or you dance, sing, act – you know about the audition process and how nerve wracking it can be.
“Every Little Step” is a very entertaining documentary about that very same weeding out process – whittling from thousands, down to the very few special people who were chosen for the final tryouts to be in the 2006 revival of “A Chorus Line”.
This legendary 1975 Broadway musical about dancers and their lives was conceived and directed by the late Michael Bennett.
The film gets the viewer involved and invested early on so that you start to root for them all to win the few prized spots in the show. In order to make the final cut, these young hopefuls had to be triple threat material – dancer/singer/actor.Their passion and hard work is awe inspiring. These performers love what they do regardless of the disappointments. As one young lady said, “If you don’t have something to ‘fall back on’ you won’t fall back – you just keep going.”
Every Little Step – Excellent!
What I did For Love (by Marvin Hamlisch, Edward Lawrence Kleban):
“Kiss the day goodbye. Point me t’ward tomorrow
We did what we had to do. Won’t forget, can’t regret
What I did for love…”