FAME the Musical at DSA
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About the Event
TONIGHT IS THE OPENING OF Fame the Musical at DSA Detroit School Of Arts High School!!! Get your tickets, and we'll see you soon! There are shows both Friday at 7pm, AND Saturday at 1pm!! Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door! For more information, call (313) 494-6314!
And don't forget:: Saturday is also Noel Night at DSA, which we are very proud to officially be a part of! Come back for all of our night long activities!
An unmistakable title from the unforgettable film and television franchise, Fame! inspired generations to fight for fame and light up the sky like a flame! Conceived and developed by David De Silva – now known affectionately to the planet as "Father Fame" – this high-octane musical features the Academy Award-winning title song and a host of other catchy pop numbers.
The show follows the final class of New York City's celebrated High School for the Performing Arts from their admission in 1980 to their graduation in 1984. All of the struggles, fears and triumphs – from prejudice to substance abuse – are depicted with razor-sharp focus as the young artists navigate the worlds of music, drama and dance.
De Silva's critically and commercially successful film was followed by a six-season television series, and the musical. The musical is significantly rewritten from the previous adaptations, with an almost entirely new score. The film is referred to several times in the script and in two songs. It tells the story of several students who attend the High School of Performing Arts, among them fame-obsessed Carmen, ambitious actress Serena, wisecracking comedian/bad boy Joe, quiet violinist Schlomo, "talented but dyslexic" dancer Tyrone, determined actor Nick, overweight dancer Mabel, and serious dancer, Iris, from a poor family. The popularity of the film has led to the creation of "FAME" Schools in Liverpool (Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts)
Fame! is an international sensation that continues to reach new generations of performers and audience members. The show provides great opportunities to feature a diverse talent pool and showcase artistic mediums like dancing, singing, acting, rapping and musicianship. Since its first production, Fame – The Musical has had hundreds of professional and amateur productions in every major language.