Picture a stage full of starry-eyed and hopeful young people praying for an acceptance letter from the prestigious High School for the Performing Arts in New York City. A drummer known as Lambchops rips open her envelope and explodes with excitement. Other students tear their envelopes apart to find acceptance letters! We transition to the school, where we meet the English, Drama, Music and Dance teachers, and an array of new students: Carmen Diaz, Serena Katz, Schlomo Metzenbaum, Nick Piazza, Jose Vegas, Tyrone Jackson and many others, each ready to take the world by storm, and become the newest talent in their own disciplines. Students are thrown into the rigorous studies of P.A. (performing arts) and experience the demands of drama, dance and music classes. Freshman year has officially begun! The show follows the journey of each student, and teacher, through the four years of their career at the school, exploring poignant moments of love, heartbreak, friendship, sorrow, and success.
Fame is the bittersweet, but ultimately inspiring, story of a diverse group of students who commit to four years of grueling artistic and academic work. With candor, humor and insight, the show explores the issues that confront many young people today.
With hit songs, fantastic dance numbers, and tons of creative and powerful characters for everyone to play, Fame is going to be the high-energy hit of the year!
*please note that we will be rehearsing and performing the one-act version of the show that has tons of amazing roles, and opportunities for singing, dancing, and acting for everyone!
March 30 – May 25, 2020
Ages: 8 – 17
Workshop location: St. Anthony’s Banquet and Conference Hall (523 St. Anthony St, near the Gladstone Theatre, Ottawa)
Final performance location: The Gladstone Theatre (910 Gladstone Ave., Ottawa)
Fees: $395 (includes all workshop materials, script, and costume – HST exempt)
Two separate workshops – choose which one works best for you!
Workshop A – Workshop: Mondays, 4:15 – 6:15 pm
Dress rehearsal and Final performance: Sunday, May 24 (Dress rehearsal – 4:00 pm; Final performance – 7:00 pm)
Workshop B – Workshop: Mondays, 6:15 – 8:15 pm
Dress rehearsal and Final performance: Monday, May 25 (Dress rehearsal – 4:00 pm; Final performance – 7:00 pm)
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