Interview with the Director of “A Chorus Line” – FHHS exciting new show
By Chelsey Busse
Fish Hoek High School is performing its first musical in years, namely, “A Chorus Line”. This event is taking place from the 20th to the 22nd of April. Tickets are on sale on Quicket.
Students, who were required to have singing, dancing and acting skills, went through a rigorous audition process last year. Since then, they have put in many hours of rehearsal, even throughout the holiday, to achieve perfection. No amount of hard work has been spared!
To find out more, I talked to the show’s director, Anne Bosch. She has an extensive background in theatre productions. She has performed in many noteworthy shows such as “Ukhanyo”, directed by Thando Doni, “In the City of Paradise”, by Mark Fleishmann, and “Trojan Women” by Sara Matchett. Anne Bosch is currently presenting her own show at the Baxter Theatre, called “Baring Ourselves.”
This is what she had to say about the show.
What is the show about?
It’s about a director who is trying to put a show together, but his auditioning process is a little strange. Most people expect to audition for a role and that’s it, but he wants to get to know them better. The cast is all young individuals going through life who speak about their stories and the things most dear to them, bringing them closer together. The stories are all universal stories that everybody can relate to. I think it’s fantastic that we are doing this show because even though it was written a long time ago, we can still relate to it today.
What are you most looking forward to?
I am most excited about the growth in all the performers. Everybody in this space is very talented and deserves to be in this show. Also, my own growth as a practitioner in the arts would only improve with everyone in the show.
What has it been like to work with the students of Fish Hoek High School?
Interesting and enjoyable. I come from a background where I work mostly with people who are in the industry, who are trained specifically to be in theatre. It has been interesting because everybody has a different specific skill, so in the audition process, we looked specifically for dancers and for actors, but everyone was expected to be able to sing. I have to be flexible and understand each person’s needs. Overall, it has been a wonderful experience.
Why do you think everyone should come and watch “A Chorus Line”?
Firstly, because it’s a musical. It’s going to be fun, and because art is important. Art develops everybody no matter who you are and where you come from. It touches people’s souls. Secondly, because it’s valuable for people to come and see a very simple story about important phases in everyone’s lives. I have seen how this has touched everyone’s soul to some degree.
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