Staples Players has a 55-year tradition of wowing audiences with professional-style productions.
But it was Players’ turn to be stunned tonight.
At the end of the final performance of “A Chorus Line” — after thunderous applause for the cast, crew, pit orchestra, choreographers and directors — Marvin Hamlisch’s widow came on stage.
She saw the matinee earlier today, then stayed for the 2nd show. She praised everyone profusely, then mentioned that her late husband — who wrote the music to the show — will be honored on his birthday this June with a gala performance in New York.
Dozens of Broadway stars will be there — and now, thanks to her invitation, so will Staples Players.
You can’t ask for a more dramatic finish — or a more well-deserved encore — than that.