January 27 - February 7

A Class Act

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Music and Lyrics by Edward Kleban
Book by Linda Kline and Lonny Price
Originally Directed on Broadway by Lonny Price

He was one singular sensation. Twelve years after Edward Kleban won a Tony Award for his lyrics in A Chorus Line, his friends gather for a memorial service at Broadway’s Shubert Theatre. As they reminisce about shared performances, jobs, and workshops, Ed joins them on stage to relive the struggles, triumphs, and important moments of his life. Sweet, funny, and at times poignant, A Class Act features songs written by Ed himself.

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This funny, moving and inspiring musical is a celebration of the creative spirit. Garden Theatre hopes the inclusion of this piece will honor the many theatre artists who have kept us entertained, distracted and connected from their living rooms during these trying times.”
Click here for a statement from Artistic Director Joseph C. Walsh.

A Class Act replaces the previously announced production of Parade, which will be presented in a future season.

This project is funded in part by Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program. This project is sponsored in part by the Department of State, division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council of Arts and Culture and the State of Florida. This project is funded in part by United Arts of Central Florida, home of OrlandoAtPlay.com and UAArtsEd.com.

cast & crew


Ed Kleban: Sean Powell

Sophie: Lillie Eliza Thomas

Lehman Engel: Terry E. Thomas

Bobbie / Michael Bennett: Gavin Waid

Charley / Marvin Hamlisch / Dr. Nodine / Jean-Claude Chevray: Russell Stephens

Lucy / Tap Dance Student / Girl 1 / Chorus of A Chorus Line: Valerie Torres Rosario

Felicia / Girl 2 / Tap Dance Student / Chorus of A Chorus Line: Tay Anderson

Mona / Chorus of A Chorus Line: Sarah Beth Ganey

Production Team

Director: Joseph C. Walsh

Music Director: Bert Rodriguez

Choreographer: Mayme Paul

Scenic and Lighting Designer: Bert Scott

Costume Designer: Dan Jones

Sound Designer: Anthony Narciso*

Props Master: Kyle Ransbottom

Stage Manager: Tiffany Lyn Meadows

Assistant Stage Manager: Erica Felton

Assistant Stage Manager 2: Michelle Shea

Seating Changes

To best protect your health, we have implementd physically-distanced seating for most of our season. We have reduced the number of tickets sold each showtime for Matilda the MusicalA Class Act, and A Raisin in the Sun. We plan to fully seat the theatre beginning with Beauty and the Beast.

Click Here to View the A Class Act Seating Map

Learn more about Garden Theatre’s COVID-19 Health and Safety Policies here.