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Every Little Step

Every Little Step

Rated: PG-13 
Reviewed by: Jim  
Release date: May 1, 2009 Released by: Sony Pictures Classics

The incisive Every Little Step from directors James D. Stern and Adam Del Deo covers the travails of actual dancers going through auditions for a Broadway revival of the hit musical "A Chorus Line".

What lauded choreographer, dancer, and stage director Michael Bennett did with audacious flair and gusto is related with unsentimental honesty into what make dancers tic and how they struggle to succeed.

Bob Avian is leading the new show on Broadway with Baayork Lee helming the dancers, having once inhabited the part of Cassie in the opening back in 1975.

This extremely competitive group of professionals, as seen in credible fictionalized accounts like "The Company", put their all as call-backs lead to the casting of nearly two dozen roles against Michael Bennett's recorded interviews with past-their-prime dancers that underline the original source material.

Here's a documentary that really entertains by establishing historical perspective and creativity behind the past and present.

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