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Opening Date: November 9, 1998    
Closing Date: April 29, 2001

Category: Musical, Original, National Tour
Setting: In and around New York City's High School of Performing Arts, on West 46th Street, between 1980 and 1984.
Comments: The Class of '84 was the last class to graduate from that landmark building before they combined with the High School of Music and Art and moved to Lincoln Center as LaGuardia High School.



Production Staff [See More]
Produced by Richard Martini, Adam Spiegel, Ronald Andrew, Allen Spivak and Albert Nocciolino
Originally produced at The Coconut Grove Playhouse (Arnold Mittelman, Producing Artistic Director)
Conceived and developed by David De Silva; Book by José Fernandez; Music by Steve Margoshes; Lyrics by Jacques Levy; Title song "Fame" written by Dean Pitchford and Michael Gore; Music orchestrated by Harold Wheeler and Steve Margoshes; Musical Director: Jo Lynn Burks
Directed by Lars Bethke; Choreographed by Lars Bethke; Associate Choreographer: Denise Holland; Assistant Director: Denise Holland
Scenic Design by Norbert U. Kolb; Costume Design by Paul Tazewell; Lighting Design by Richard Winkler; Sound Design by Christopher 'Kit' Bond; Associate Sound Design: Dennis Craig
General Manager: H. Duke Guthrie, Sharon Tinari Pratt and KL Management; Company Manager: Susan C. Guszynski
Production Stage Manager: Allen McMullen; Stage Manager: Nancy Wernick
Musical Coordinator: John Monaco; Conducted by Jo Lynn Burks; Associate Conductor: Michael Gribbin; Drummer: Mark Mulé; Guitarist: Kim Norton; Trombone: Brian Johnson; Percussion: Mark Danni; Trumpet: David Zalud; Electric Bass: C.R. Melberg; Saxophone: Matt Taylor
Casting: Stuart Howard and Amy Schecter; Toronto Casting: Stephanie Gorin; L.A. Casting: Carol Weiss; National Press Representative: Cromarty & Co.; Exclusive Booking Direction: William Morris Agency, Inc.; Advertising: Russek Advertising; Dance Captain: Danita Salamida; Photographer: Carol Rosegg
Cast
Michelle Aguilar Camaya
Student
Clyde Alves
Student
Eric Lee Brotherson
Student
Kim Cea
Miss Greta Bell
Dwayne Chattman
Schlomo Metzenbaum
Jessica Cohen
Student
Dioni Michelle Collins
Mabel Washington
Gavin Creel
Nick Piazza
Robert Creighton
Goodman "Goody" King
Tammy Dyke
Student
Amy Ehrlich
Grace "Lambchops" Lamb
Jennifer Gambatese
Serena Katz
Rhett George
Student
Hollie Howard
Student
Nadine Isenegger
Iris Kelly
Robert C. Johnson
Student
Regina Le Vert
Miss Ester Sherman
Philip Dean Lightstone
Student
William Linton
Mr. Sheinkopf
Tera-Lee Pollin
Student
Natasha Rennalls
Carmen Diaz
José Restrepo
Joe "José" Vegas
Richard G. Rodgers
Mr. Myers
Carl Tramon
Schlomo Metzenbaum
Swings: Daniel Cruz, Jr., Jené Hernandez, Jennifer K. Mrozik, Keith Pinto, Michael Rose and Danita Salamida
Understudies: Eric Lee Brotherson (Goodman "Goody" King, Nick Piazza), Kim Cea (Miss Ester Sherman), Robert Creighton (Joe "José" Vegas), Daniel Cruz, Jr. (Goodman "Goody" King, Schlomo Metzenbaum), Rhett George (Tyrone Jackson), Jené Hernandez (Carmen Diaz), Hollie Howard (Iris Kelly, Serena Katz), Philip Dean Lightstone (Schlomo Metzenbaum), Jennifer K. Mrozik (Grace "Lambchops" Lamb, Miss Greta Bell, Serena Katz), Keith Pinto (Joe "José" Vegas, Nick Piazza), Danita Salamida (Grace "Lambchops" Lamb, Mabel Washington) and Dan Shaheen (Mr. Myers, Mr. Sheinkopf)
music by Steve Margoshes; lyrics by Jacques Levy
(Unless otherwise noted)
ACT 1 Sung By
Pray I Make P.A. (Prologue) Students
Hard Work Company
I Want to Make Magic Nick Piazza
Dance Class Miss Greta Bell and Students
Can't Keep it Down Joe "José" Vegas and Students
Tyrone's Rap Tyrone Jackson
There She Goes! Carmen Diaz and Students
Fame
(music by Michael Gore and Dean Pitchford; lyrics by Michael Gore and Dean Pitchford)
Carmen Diaz and Students
Let's Play a Love Scene Serena Katz
Bring On Tomorrow Schlomo Metzenbaum and Carmen Diaz
The Teachers Argument Miss Greta Bell and Miss Ester Sherman
Hard Work (Reprise) Students
ACT 2 Sung By
I Want to Make Magic (Reprise) Students
Mabel's Prayer Mabel Washington and The Girls
Think of Meryl Streep Serena Katz
Dancin' on the Sidewalk Tyrone Jackson and Students
These Are My Children Miss Ester Sherman
The Pas de Deux (Dance)
(music by Mark Berman)
Tyrone Jackson and Iris Kelly
In L.A. Carmen Diaz
Let's Play a Love Scene (Reprise) Nick Piazza and Serena Katz
Bring On Tomorrow (Reprise) Company
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Engagement Dates Theatre City and State
Apr 24, 2001 - Apr 29, 2001 Pasadena Civic Auditorium Pasadena, CA
Apr 10, 2001 - Apr 15, 2001 Prudential Hall Newark, NJ
Mar 26, 2001 - Apr 8, 2001 Pantages Theatre - Toronto Toronto, ON
Mar 20, 2001 - Mar 25, 2001 Stranahan Theater And Great Hall Toledo, OH
Mar 13, 2001 - Mar 18, 2001 Detroit Opera House Detroit, MI
Mar 9, 2001 - Mar 11, 2001 F.M. Kirby Center For The Performing Arts Wilkes-Barre, PA
Mar 6, 2001 - Mar 8, 2001 Coral Springs City Centre Coral Springs, FL
Mar 2, 2001 - Mar 4, 2001 Von Braun Center Huntsville, AL
Feb 27, 2001 - Mar 1, 2001 Memorial Auditorium (TN) Chattanooga, TN
Feb 20, 2001 - Feb 25, 2001 Benedum Center Pittsburgh, PA
Feb 16, 2001 - Feb 18, 2001 Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall Fort Myers, FL
Feb 13, 2001 - Feb 14, 2001 Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center Tallahassee, FL
Feb 6, 2001 - Feb 11, 2001 Fox Theatre Atlanta, GA
May 16, 2000 - May 28, 2000 Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre Orlando, FL
May 9, 2000 - May 14, 2000 David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts Tampa, FL
Apr 18, 2000 - Apr 30, 2000 Aronoff Center For The Arts: Procter & Gamble Hall Cincinnati, OH
Apr 11, 2000 - Apr 16, 2000 Evangeline Atwood Concert Hall Anchorage, AK
Mar 28, 2000 - Apr 8, 2000 Neal S. Blaisdell Center Concert Hall Honolulu, HI
Mar 21, 2000 - Mar 26, 2000 Brown Theater Houston, TX
Mar 14, 2000 - Mar 19, 2000 Music Hall At Fair Park Dallas, TX
Mar 7, 2000 - Mar 12, 2000 Louisville Palace Theatre Louisville, KY
Feb 29, 2000 - Mar 5, 2000 Music Hall (NE) Omaha, NE
Feb 22, 2000 - Feb 27, 2000 Merriam Theater Philadelphia, PA
Feb 15, 2000 - Feb 20, 2000 Moran Theatre at Times Union Center Jacksonville, FL
Feb 1, 2000 - Feb 6, 2000 Altria Theater Richmond, VA
Jan 18, 2000 - Jan 23, 2000 Fox Theatre - St. Louis St. Louis, MO
Jan 11, 2000 - Jan 16, 2000 Majestic Theatre - San Antonio San Antonio, TX
Dec 28, 1999 - Jan 2, 2000 Segerstrom Center for the Arts Costa Mesa, CA
Nov 23, 1999 - Dec 12, 1999 Pantages Theatre - Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
Nov 19, 1999 - Nov 21, 1999 Pioneer Center Reno, NV
Nov 16, 1999 - Nov 17, 1999 Saroyan Theatre Fresno, CA
Nov 9, 1999 - Nov 14, 1999 Queen Elizabeth Theatre Vancouver, BC
Nov 2, 1999 - Nov 7, 1999 Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium Edmonton, AB
Oct 12, 1999 - Oct 17, 1999 San Diego Civic Theatre San Diego, CA
Oct 5, 1999 - Oct 10, 1999 ASU Gammage Tempe, AZ
Sep 28, 1999 - Oct 3, 1999 Buell Theatre Denver, CO
Sep 21, 1999 - Sep 26, 1999 Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium Calgary, AB
Sep 7, 1999 - Sep 19, 1999 Paramount Theatre Seattle, WA
Aug 10, 1999 - Aug 29, 1999 Princess Of Wales Toronto, ON
Jul 6, 1999 - Jul 18, 1999 Colonial Theatre Boston, MA
Jun 15, 1999 - Jun 20, 1999 James W. Miller Auditorium Kalamazoo, MI
Jun 8, 1999 - Jun 13, 1999 War Memorial Auditorium Greensboro, NC
Jun 1, 1999 - Jun 6, 1999 Broward Center For The Performing Arts Fort Lauderdale, FL
May 18, 1999 - May 23, 1999 The Playhouse on Rodney Square Wilmington, DE
Apr 20, 1999 - Apr 25, 1999 Salle Wilfrid Pelletier Montreal, QC
Apr 6, 1999 - Apr 11, 1999 Jackie Gleason Theater Of Performing Arts Miami, FL
Mar 30, 1999 - Apr 4, 1999 Hayes Hall Naples, FL
Mar 23, 1999 - Mar 28, 1999 Lyric Opera House Baltimore, MD
Mar 9, 1999 - Mar 14, 1999 Hershey Theatre Hershey, PA
Feb 23, 1999 - Feb 28, 1999 Providence Performing Arts Center Providence, RI
Feb 16, 1999 - Feb 21, 1999 Toyota Oakdale Theatre Wallingford, CT
Feb 9, 1999 - Feb 14, 1999 Orpheum Theatre - Minneapolis Minneapolis, MN
Feb 2, 1999 - Feb 7, 1999 Chrysler Hall Norfolk, VA
Jan 26, 1999 - Jan 31, 1999 Chicago Theatre Chicago, IL
Jan 12, 1999 - Jan 17, 1999 Warner Theatre Washington, DC
Jan 5, 1999 - Jan 10, 1999 National Arts Centre: Opera Stage Ottawa, ON
Dec 29, 1998 - Jan 3, 1999 Merriam Theater Philadelphia, PA
Nov 9, 1998 - Dec 19, 1998 Royal Alexandra Theatre Toronto, ON