A Chorus Line

START: So, the day after I turned 18, I

Val Clark

A Chorus Line

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An audition room, New York City, 1970s
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Val is a “gypsy” dancer in New York City. At this audition, she has been asked by the

Monologue Text

START: So, the day after I turned 18, I kissed the folks goodbye, got on a Trailways bus - and headed for the big bad apple. Cause I wanted to be a Rockette.

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END: I mean, I had eyes. I saw what they were hiring. I also swiped my dance card once, after an audition. And on a scale of ten...they gave me: for dance, ten. For looks, three.

Kirkwood, James & Nicholas Dante, A Chorus Line Applause Ltd., Acting Edition, p.86-7.



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