Every Little Step
 
            “Every Little Step” is all about the musical “The Chorus Line”:  the original idea, the first incredible run, and now the revival.  Since the musical itself is about dancers trying out for Broadway play, it’s kind of a mirror-on-a-mirror effect  to then use this movie to both tell the history of how the original was created, including file footage, and also to chronicle some of the tryouts for the revival run.  It’s at its most interesting when presenting a “montage” of candidates singing the same tryout number (you feel like you’re sitting in the casting director’s chair).  It’s the least fascinating when old-timers speak in reverential tones about their glory days (some of the file footage actually proving that Paul Simon was right, our actual past really never matches our sweet imagination).  If you can get past the show-within-a-show-within-a-show, there are some nifty little moments in the auditions.  “Every Little Step” is a must-see for the Broadway musical junkie, but perhaps not quite as fascinating to those not in that “niche” target audience.
 
Questions For Discussion:
1)      When have you auditioned (or interviewed) for something you really wanted, and didn’t get it?  What did you learn?
2)      When have you auditioned (or interviewed) for something you really wanted, and did get it?  Was the experience as great as your anticipation of it?
 
Dr. Ronald P. Salfen, Pastor, Grace Presbyterian Church, Greenville, Texas