Bucks County choreographer battles breast cancer while working on ‘A Chorus Line’

August 6, 2018

Claudia Shell-Raposa, far right, leads a rehearsal of “A Chorus Line,” Aug. 8-19 at the Bucks County Center for the Performing Arts.

By Staff

This is a story about (a) the Bucks County Center for the Performing Arts in Doylestown, in just its second year; (b) Jim Raposa and Claudia Shell-Raposa, a couple with deep Broadway cred, now working on the center’s next show, A Chorus Line; and (c) Shell-Raposa herself, choreographer, doing daily rehearsals while in the midst of her second round of weekly chemotherapy for breast cancer.

Jim, directing A Chorus Line, credits local producer Howard Perloff with “really insisting that this part of Bucks should have an arts center of the highest quality.” The cast for Chorus Line is from all over, Doylestown, New York, and Philadelphia.

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