FSCJ Artist Series Presents FAME - THE MUSICAL on December 3, 2016
FAME - THE MUSICAL will tour North America this season with a stop here in Jacksonville at the Times-Union Center on December 3, 2016 at 8 p.m. for one performance only!
New York…After reaching some sixty million people in over 30 countries, Fame - the Musical, based on the Academy Award winning film and Emmy Award winning TV series will tour the United States again this fall and spring. It last toured here in 2003 and returns in an all new presentation produced by the veteran team of James Murtha and William Weir and under the direction of Dom Ruggiero.
The high octane show will have audiences dancing in their seats as the special relationships unfold for the lucky youngsters given a chance to develop their talent at the famous School for the Performing Arts in New York City.
Its musical score for the film was awarded an Oscar for the song - with its unforgettable lyrics - "FAME - I'm gonna Live Forever! Baby Remember my name '. It is a universally known lyric and is the fever pitch anthem that drives these talented young people forward. The superb music and dance numbers tell their story including their personal relationships as they strive to grow and develop their talent. Each personality hopes to make their own big splash in the performing arts world of music, dance, and theatre.
The exhilarating dance numbers created for this production by the acclaimed choreographer Antoinette DiPietropolo will have the audience on the edge of their seats. It is a full-throttle journey which highlights the struggles, fears and dreams of young artists as they navigate their time in this "special" school that may well propel them into the world of entertainment. The production follows the four year odyssey of triumphs and broken dreams right through graduation day, including a tragedy that they must all rise above as they go forward in cap and gown to sing the moving "Bring on Tomorrow"
Conceived and developed by David De Silva, FAME was originally released as a highly acclaimed movie via MGM/United Artists in 1980. The film earned four Academy Award nominations and the network Television series of the same name followed shortly. The TV show ran for six years in the 80's winning a number of coveted Emmy Awards and made FAME one of most highly received movie-turned television series events garnering millions of viewers each week.
Following these huge triumphant entertainment world successes, David De Silva once again proved the viability of the public rooting for young people to fight for and realize their dreams by recreating the underlining theme of the original, but this time while maintaining the hit title song, created a fully staged theatrical entitled Fame - the Musical. The musicals book was written by Jose Fernandez with show lyrics by Jacques Levy and music by Stephen Margoshes. The title song "FAME" was written by Dean Pitchford and Michael Gore.
Tickets for FAME start at $32.50, plus applicable fees. Tickets can be purchased at our box office from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, by calling (904) 442-2929, or online 24/7 at www.fscjartistseries.org.
Please contact Ashley Williams at (904) 442-2933 for interview opportunities and high-resolution photos for this engagement in Jacksonville.