Every Little Step (PG-13)

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by By GARY COGILL / WFAA-TV

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Posted on May 20, 2009 at 5:01 PM

Updated Monday, Feb 22 at 6:32 PM

Every Little Step

Gary Cogill's review

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Grab your dance shoes and run to your local cinema to see "Every Little Step," a thrilling one-of-a-kind documentary about the creation of "A Chorus Line," the Pultizer Prize-winning Broadway musical.

Wow, what a film - especially when the cameras go inside the casting process of the 2006 Broadway revival.

The late Michael Bennett originally gathered a group of dancers in a room and taped their personal stories, resulting in "A Chorus Line" with music by Marvin Hamlisch. The documented process is fascinating, and includes original cast member Donna McKechnie.

"Every Little Step" never wavers from the difficulty of dance or the brutal honesty of auditions. This is the best film I have ever seen about what it really takes to walk in and give it your best.

"Every Little Step" is rated PG-13, and it will make you want to stand up and cheer when it's over - it's that kind of movie and a magnificent tribute to anyone who has ever worked in theater.

The life of a Broadway dancer is rewarding but never easy, and this film is cinematic proof.

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