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Fame 2000

Fame (The Musical)

Conceived and Developed by DAVID DE SILVA
Book by JOSE FERNANDEZ
Lyrics by JACQUES LEVY
Music by STEVE MARGOSHES
(Title Song "Fame" written by DEAN PITCHFORD and MICHAEL GORE)

An amateur performance by arrangement with
JOSEF WEINBERGER LTD
on behalf of MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL

20 -22 January 2000

7.30 p.m. ach evening and 2.30 p.m. Saturday Matinee

Hind Leys Theatre
Forest St, Shepshed, Leics., LE12 9DB

 
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CAST

Nic Piazza Gavin Jones
Serena Katz Jenny Marchment
Joe (Jose) Vegass Lee Bowley
Carmen Diaz Kim Russell
Mabel Washington Alice Birkhead
Grace Lamb (Lambchops) Nicole Kostic
Schlomo Metzenbaum David Burton
Tyrone Jackson Thomas Woods
Iris Kelly Zoe Adkin
Goodman King (Goody) Michael Daniels
The Teachers:  
- Miss Sherman Lesley Aldridge
- Miss Bell Rowena Motyl
- Miss Myers Vicky Wright
- Mr Scheinkopf David Lynch
The Dancers

Naomi Chinn, Rebecca Harris, Charlotte Humphrey,
Stacey Langran, Laura Penver, Michelle Spencer, Becky Wain & Laura Watret

The Actors & Musicians

Alice Burnell, Ella Burnell, Louise Burton, Rachel Cave,
Katie Crook, Abigail Dixon, Laura Gibson, Joanna Lynch, Matthew Moore, Nikki Morgan, Lucy Partridge, Hannah Salton,
Tom Vickery, Joseph Wale & Rachel Wetton


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CREDITS & ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Producer Adrian Dobson
Directors Adrian Dobson & Neil Pascoe
Musical Director Jonathan Orton
Choreographers Wendy Spencer
Stage Manager Roger Sissons
Front Of House Manager Julia Daniels
Lighting Alix Dobson, Matt Baker & James White
Sound Paul Frost
Set Hawthorn Theatrical & The Crew
Pyrotechnics/Effects Matt Bird & Matt Willcox
Costumes Sue Penver
Props Ken Motyl
Box Office Val Morgan & Chris Wright
Photographs Harry Robinson
Poster Jim Shields
Publicity Amanda Lowe
Programme Adrian Dobson
Fundraising Elaine Russell, Janet Chinn & Margaret Cook
Website Adam Montandon
Acknowledgements

Hind Leys College Staff and Caretakers;
All parents, family & friends who have helped in any way; Richard Perkins for set storage; Shirley Hull; Maurice Aucott;
Twist & Shout Video Productions; Brian Mee & Associates;


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SYNOPSIS

ACT ONE

 The production opens with a prologue ("Pray I Make P.A."), where young hopefuls from all over New York pray that they will be accepted to the High School of Performing Arts. An ensemble dance number ("Hard Work") introduces all the characters in the show. In "I Want To Make Magic," Nick reveals to a love-struck Serena the passion with which he dreams of someday becoming a serious actor. 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 is paired with ballet trained Iris and the sparks fly ("Tyrone's Rap"). At lunchtime, Carmen jumps on a table and sings "There She Goes!/Fame" as she fantasizes about her future. Serena, frustrated that Nick has not displayed any sexual interest in her, assumes he must be gay ("Let's Play a Love Scene"). Carmen approaches Schlomo with lyrics she has written for a melody she has heard him play. Together they compose "Bring on Tomorrow." "The Teacher's Argument" stems from Miss Sherman and Miss Bell's confrontation over how to handle Tyrone's fifth grade reading scores. The act ends with Tyrone storming out of the school ("Hard Work" (reprise)).

ACT TWO

The second act begins with the Fall Dance Festival - a school performance of song and dance where the students, in festival costume, celebrate the magic of theatre ("I Want to Make Magic" (reprise)). In "Mabel's Prayer," the overweight dancer asks God to give her the strength to say no to food. "Think of Meryl Streep" derives from Serena catching Nick and Carmen in a passionate kiss and her desire to use that anger in her acting. Tyrone fantasizes about earning a living if he should decide to drop out of school in "Dancin' on the Sidewalk." Miss Sherman sings about her dedication to the teaching profession in "These Are My Children." Carmen, who dropped out of the School of Performing Arts and moved to Los Angeles to seek fame, has returned desperate and drug-addicted ("In L.A."). At the school's graduation party, Nick and Serena come to terms with their relationship as they sing "Let's Play a Love Scene" (reprise). In cap and gown, the graduating class of 1984 sings the inspirational anthem "Bring on Tomorrow" (reprise), knowing in their hearts that they will make a difference in the world


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MUSICAL NUMBERS

ACT ONE  
Pray I Make P.A./Hard Work Company
I Want To Make Magic Nick
Can't Keep it Down Joe
Tyrone's Rap Tyrone
There She Goes/Fame Carmen & Students
Let's Play A Love Scene Serena
Bring On Tomorrow Schlomo & Carmen
The Teacher's Argument Miss Bell & Miss Sherman
Hard Work (Reprise) Company
   
ACT TWO  
I Want To Make Magic (Reprise) Nick & Students
Mabel's Prayer Mabel & Girls
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 & Serena
Bring On Tomorrow (Reprise) Company
Finale & Fame (Reprise) Company

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