The Story
Fame
Concept
DAVID DE SILVA

Music
STEVE MARGOSHES

Lyrics
JACQUES LEVY

Book
JOSE FERNANDEZ

Additional Material
DEAN PITCHFORD & MICHAEL GORE
This new stage version of the film and TV series follows some students at New Yorks School of the Performing Arts through their four year course. We see them coming to terms with life and relationships; we see those who persevere, who are resilient - and those who are not. Above all, we see them perceiving the need to strive for excellence. The cast is ethnically mixed and perform classical to rap music and dance going from ballet through modern to hip-hop - as contemporary as MTV, but live and kicking!

PHOTOS
American Production
Artworks/ Posters

VIDEOS
Excerpts from the Off-Broadway production of Fame.

MUSIC
Bring On Tomorrow
Company
Original London Cast Recording

THE STORY

Fame is a musical drama set at New York City's High School of Performing Arts. It follows a group of students (3 Actors, 4 Dancers and 3 Musicians) in their relationships through a four year period between 1980 and 1984. They are part of the last class to graduate from the landmark building on W.46th St before the school relocates to Lincoln Center.


ACT ONE

The production opens with a prologue, Pray I Make P.A., where young hopefuls from all over New York City pray they will be accepted to the High School of Performing Arts.

The ensemble dance number, Hard Work introduces all the characters in the show.

Nick reveals to love-struck Serena, the passion with which he dreams of becoming a serious actor, he sings I Want To Make Magic .

In dance class, Carmen and Iris dance a dramatic jealousy sequence where both girls zero in on Tyrone.

In acting class, Joe sings Can't Keep It Down, his version of a sense memory exercise in which he describes his uncontrollable attraction to Carmen.

In music class, Schlomo, Lambchops and Goody jam together and think of forming a band.

Street dancer Tyrone has been paired with ballet trained Iris and sparks fly; Tyrone's Rap.

Lunch time, Carmen jumps on a table and sing There Se Goes!/Fame as she fantasizes about her future.

Serena, frustrated that Nick has not demonstrated any sexual interest in her, assumes that he is gay. She laments Let's Play A Love Scene .

Carmen approaches Schlomo with lyrics she has written to a melody she has heard him ply. They write Bring On Tomorrow .

Because of Tyrone's fifth grade reading scores, Miss Sherman and Miss bell confront each other and argue about how to handle him; The Teacher's Argument .

Act One ends with Tyrone storming out of school.


ACT TWO

The second act opens with the Fall Dance Festival - a school performance of song and dance. The students in costume celebrate the magic of theatre; I Want To Make Magic .

Mabel prays to God to give her the strength to say ?no? to food. She sings Mabel's Prayer .

Serena catches Nick and Carmen kissing on a stairwell. She goes berserk. Realizing that she could use what she is feeling as an actress, by remembering her emotions, she sings Think of Meryl Streep .

Tyrone fantasizes that if he dropped out of school, he could make money dancing on the streets of New York City. He sings and dances Dancin' On The Sidewalk .

Miss Sherman sings about her dedication to the teaching profession and thanks God for the opportunity she has to help others; These Are My Children .

Tyrone and Iris come to a new understanding about their friendship. they dance the Pas de Deaux .

Carmen who had dropped out of school and had gone to Los Angeles seeking fame, returns - now a hard-core drug addict and desperate, she sings In L.A.

At the school graduation party, Nick and Serena come to terms with their relationship. They sing Let's Play A Love Scene .

In caps and gowns, the graduation class of 1984 sing the inspirational anthem Bring On Tomorrow knowing they can make a difference in the world!

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CAST & CREATIVES
Creative
Producer RICHARD MARTINI, ADAM SPIEGEL, RONALD ANDREW, ALLEN SPIVAK, ALBERT NOCCIOLINO
Direction & Choreography LARS BETHKE
Musical Director JO LYNN BURKS
Set Design NORBERT U. KOLB
Costume Design PAUL TAZEWELL
Lighting Design RICHARD WINKLER
Sound Design CHRISTOPHER BOND
Cast
Serena Katz JENNIFER GAMBATESE
Nick Piazza GAVIN CREEL
Joe Vegas JOSE RESTREPO
Carmen Diaz NATASHA RENNALS
Tyrone Jackson DWAYNE CHATTMAN
Iris Kelly NADINE ISENEGGER
Mabel Washington DIONI MICHELLE COLLINS
Schlomo Metzenbaum CARL TRAMON
Grace Lamb AMY EHRLICH
Goodman King ROBERT CREIGHTON
Creative
Producer MICHAEL WHITE
Direction RUNAR BORGE
Choreography LARS BETHKE
Cast
Serena Katz GEMMA WARDLE
Nick Piazza RICHARD DEMPSEY
Joe Vegas MARCOS D'CRUZZE
Carmen Diaz LORAINE VELEZ
Tyrone Jackson SCOTT SHERRIN
Iris Kelly JOSEFINA GABRIELLE
Mabel Washington SONIA SWABY
MUSICAL NUMBERS
ACT ONE

Pray I Make P.A.Students
Hard WorkCompany
I Want to Make MagicNick
Dance ClassMiss Bell and students
Can't Keep it DownJoe and Students
Tyrone's RapTyrone
There She Goes! / FameCarmen and Students
Let's Play a Love SceneSerena
Bring on TomorrowSchlomo and Carmen
The Teachers' ArgumentMiss Bell and Miss Sherman
Hard Work (Reprise)Students


ACT TWO

I Want to Make Magic (Reprise)Nick and Students
Mabel's PrayerMabel and the Girls
Think of Meryl StreepSerena
Dancin' on the SidewalkTyrone and Students
These are My ChildrenMiss Sherman
The Pas de Deux (dance)Tyrone and Iris
In L.A.Carmen
Let's Play a Love Scene (Reprise)Nick and Serena
Bring on Tomorrow (Reprise)Company
Finale: Hard Work/Fame (Reprise)Company

Dance Of The Vampires
Ghost
Baby It's You!
SIGHTS & SOUNDS

American Production
Artworks/ Posters

Excerpts from the Off-Broadway production of Fame.

Bring On Tomorrow Company Original London Cast Recording

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