FAME – The Musical

This week, Year 9 and 10 Performing Arts pupils went to see Fame at the New Alexandra Theatre in Birmingham.
This is the 30th anniversary tour of Fame The Musical starring Keith Jack (Any Dream Will Do, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat), Mica Paris (Love Me Tender, Chicago, Mama I Want To Sing) and Jorgie Porter (Hollyoaks, Dancing On Ice).

The show is based on the 1980 pop culture film, Fame and follows the lives of students at New York’s High School For The Performing Arts, as they navigate their way through the highs and lows, the romances and the heartbreaks and the ultimate elation of life. This show explores the issues that confront many young people today: prejudice, identity, pride, literacy, sexuality and perseverance.

Our pupils returned to school and produced critiques, here are excerpts:
The vocals were outstanding..we were entertained throughout the entire performance..
Katelin Partridge & Riley Haywood
The set design and lighting was very well organised and timed
Lucy Bartlett & Charlotte Chambers
The way the set was formed was very clever; when the lockers were were turned, the other side was used for either a dance mirror or a chalk board. As it was a Proscenium arch stage we got a very clear view of all the stage.
Freya Kennedy & Grace Chapman
The setting was well transferred (by the cast) from one scene to another, at times it was very bright and grasped our attention.The background had pictures of previous students with a border that would light up.
Elyssa and Amy