Produced by John Frost and directed and choreographed by So You Think You Can Dance’s Kelley Abbey, FAME – The Musical opened in Melbourne last month to rave reviews from audiences and critics alike. FAME features some of the most dynamic choreography you will ever see in the theatre and is set to thrill Brisbane audiences from 19 June 2010.
FAME is, almost uniquely, a classic of cinema, television and musical theatre. The movie, released in 1980, won an Academy Award and swept the world. FAME – The Musical ran for a decade on London’s West End and has been seen by over 10 million worldwide. It follows the story of a diverse group of students at New York’s celebrated High School of the Performing Arts who inspired a generation.
Audience members will no doubt remember Queensland born; Talia Fowler’s name. The So You Think You Can Dance 2009 winner stars in the role of the classically trained ballerina, Iris Kelly.
Playing the role of the cheeky Tyrone, is Nigerian born Timomatic. Tim has inspired dance students of all ages and has built a solid reputation as leader of Hip Hop culture as well as making the Top 8 for the 2009 So You Think You Can Dance.
Ever popular performer Andrew McFarlane, seen most recently in Underbelly, but know to many for his role in The Sullivans and as host for Play School plays Mr Myers , the school’s drama teacher. Joining him on stage, in the role of music teacher, Mr Scheinkopf, is another long-serving performer, the loveable Brian Wenzel, best known for his role as Sergeant Frank Gilroy from A Country Practice. Taking on the role of English Teacher, Miss Sherman, is celebrated American theatrical and popular music performer, Darlene Love, who has worked with many of the legends of rock and roll, including Sam Cooke, Dionne Warwick, The Beach Boys, Elvis Presley and Sonny & Cher.
Don’t miss this gritty urban drama, complete with dynamic dance, sensational singing and awash with passion! New seats are on sale from Monday 24 May for Fame The Musical
FAME – The Musical
Dates: From 19 June 2010
Where: Lyric Theatre, QPAC
Tickets: From $79.90