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A Brief History
'Fame: The Musical' is a powerhouse production born from the iconic 1980 film of the same name, directed by Alan Parker. The  musical adaptation, featuring a book by José Fernandez and a  dynamic score by Steve Margoshes, first graced the stage in 1988. Since then, it has captivated  audiences worldwide with its electrifying performances, poignant storytelling, and a soundtrack that  resonates with the heartbeat of aspiring artists.


The Inspiration
The inspiration behind 'Fame' lies in the exploration of the lives of students at the High School of  Performing Arts in New York City. The show is a celebration of the diverse talents, dreams, and  challenges faced by young artists as they navigate the demanding world of artistic expression. From the auditions to the stage, 'Fame' paints a vivid portrait of passion, ambition, and  the pursuit of one's dreams.

 

Meet the Characters:
 

Nick Piazza - The Intense Actor
Nick is the embodiment of dedication and intensity. Inspired by countless aspiring actors who wrestle with self-doubt, Nick’s journey is a testament to the relentless pursuit of excellence.


Serena Katz - The Ambitious Actress
Serena represents the fire within every ambitious artist. With a knack for comedy, she is determined to forge her own path in the competitive world of entertainment, showcasing the resilience of the female spirit.

 

Tyrone Jackson - The Charismatic Dancer
Tyrone's character draws inspiration from the countless dancers who use their art as a form of self-expression. Hailing from a challenging background, his journey showcases the transformative power of dance.


Carmen Diaz - The Fiery Singer
Carmen is the embodiment of determination in the face of adversity. Willing to take risks to achieve fame, she represents the audacity and courage required to stand out in the world of music.


Iris Kelly - The Graceful Ballet Dancer
Iris embodies the struggle with self-esteem and perfection that many artists face. Her character is a poignant exploration of the delicate balance between elegance and personal insecurities.


Joe Vegas - The Energetic Performer
Joe is the vibrant showman, an energetic performer who revels in the spotlight. His character captures the joy and exuberance of those who live for the thrill of the stage.


Miss Esther Sherman - The Disciplined Educator
Miss Sherman represents the guiding force behind the aspiring artists. As a strict and disciplined English teacher, she emphasizes the value of hard work and discipline on the road to success.

Miss Greta Bell

A dance teacher with a passion for different styles of dance. Believes that dance is a way of life and is very protective of her students.

 

Mr. Sheinkopf

European Music tutor with a love for classical music and dislike for all things rock and roll.

 

Mr. Myers

A laid back drama teacher with an obsession for human psychology.

 

Unveiling the Stories
'Fame: The Musical' unfolds as a tapestry of interconnected stories, bringing to life the challenges, friendships, and sacrifices made by the students as they navigate the demanding world of performing arts.

 

The Soundtrack
The heart of 'Fame: The Musical' lies in its unforgettable soundtrack. Each song is a powerful narrative in itself, contributing to the emotional landscape of the characters' journeys.


Here's a glimpse of the musical journey:
Act One
Pray I Make P.A. – Ensemble
*Hard Work – Ensemble
I Want to Make Magic – Nick
*Can’t Keep It Down – Joe, Students
*Tyrone’s Rap – Tyrone
*There She Goes! /Fame – Carmen, Students
Let’s Play a Love Scene -Serena
Bring on Tomorrow - Schlomo, Carmen
Teacher’s Argument – Miss Bell, Miss Sherman
Hard Work [reprise] – Ensemble
Act Two
*I Want to Make Magic / There She Goes (Reprise) – Nick and Company
Mabel’s Prayer – Mabel, Students
Think of Meryl Streep – Serena
*Dancin’ on the Sidewalk – Tyrone, Students
These Are My Children – Miss Sherman
In L.A. – Carmen
Let’s Play a Love Scene (Reprise) – Nick and Serena
Bring on Tomorrow (Reprise) – Schlomo, Students

 

*Finale: Hard Work/Fame (Reprise) – Company

A song with an asterisk (*) before the title indicates a dance number; a character listed in a song with an asterisk (*) by the  character's name indicates that the character exclusively serves as a dancer in this song, which is sung by other characters.
 
The songs not only amplify the emotions of the characters but also create an immersive experience for the audience, making  'Fame: The Musical' an unforgettable celebration of the performing arts.

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Exmouth Musical Theatre Company

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