Opening Date

Nov 09, 1998

Closing Date

Apr 29, 2001

MusicalOriginalNational Tour

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

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.

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; Assistant Costume Design: Devon Painter; Assistant Lighting Design: Michael Jones; Moving Light Programmer: David Arch
General Manager: H. Duke Guthrie, Sharon Tinari Pratt and KL Management; Company Manager: Susan C. Guszynski; Assistant Co. Mgr: Kurt Stoneking
Production Stage Manager: Allen McMullen; Stage Manager: Nancy Wernick; Assistant Stage Mgr: Dan Shaheen
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
Student
Miss Greta Bell
Tyrone Jackson
Student
Mabel Washington
Nick Piazza
Goodman "Goody" King
Student
Grace "Lambchops" Lamb
Serena Katz
Student
Student
Iris Kelly
Miss Ester Sherman
Mr. Sheinkopf
Student
Carmen Diaz
Joe "José" Vegas
Mr. Myers
Schlomo Metzenbaum
Understudies: Eric Lee Brotherson (Nick Piazza, Goodman "Goody" King), Kim Cea (Miss Ester Sherman), Robert Creighton (Joe "José" Vegas), Daniel Cruz, Jr. (Schlomo Metzenbaum, Goodman "Goody" King), Rhett George (Tyrone Jackson), Jené Hernandez (Carmen Diaz), Hollie Howard (Serena Katz, Iris Kelly), 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 (Mabel Washington, Grace "Lambchops" Lamb) and Dan Shaheen (Mr. Myers, Mr. Sheinkopf)

Cast

Student
Student
Iris Kelly
Grace "Lambchops" Lamb
Student
 
 
Nick Piazza
Student
Mr. Myers
Mabel Washington
Mabel Washington
Tyrone Jackson
Student
Miss Greta Bell
Carmen Diaz
Mr. Sheinkopf
Carmen Diaz
Goodman "Goody" King
 
 
Student
Nick Piazza
Student
Serena Katz
Serena Katz
Miss Greta Bell
Student
Student
Student
Student
Swing: David Finch
Understudy: David Finch (Schlomo Metzenbaum, Goodman "Goody" King)
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, CA
Apr 10, 2001 - Apr 15, 2001
Newark, NJ
Mar 26, 2001 - Apr 08, 2001
Toronto, ON
Mar 20, 2001 - Mar 25, 2001
Toledo, OH
Mar 13, 2001 - Mar 18, 2001
Detroit, MI
Mar 09, 2001 - Mar 11, 2001
Wilkes-Barre, PA
Mar 06, 2001 - Mar 08, 2001
Coral Springs, FL
Mar 02, 2001 - Mar 04, 2001
Huntsville, AL
Feb 27, 2001 - Mar 01, 2001
Chattanooga, TN
Feb 20, 2001 - Feb 25, 2001
Pittsburgh, PA
Feb 16, 2001 - Feb 18, 2001
Fort Myers, FL
Feb 13, 2001 - Feb 14, 2001
Tallahassee, FL
Feb 06, 2001 - Feb 11, 2001
Atlanta, GA
May 16, 2000 - May 28, 2000
Orlando, FL
May 09, 2000 - May 14, 2000
Tampa, FL
Apr 18, 2000 - Apr 30, 2000
Cincinnati, OH
Apr 11, 2000 - Apr 16, 2000
Anchorage, AK
Mar 28, 2000 - Apr 08, 2000
Honolulu, HI
Mar 21, 2000 - Mar 26, 2000
Houston, TX
Mar 14, 2000 - Mar 19, 2000
Dallas, TX
Mar 07, 2000 - Mar 12, 2000
Louisville, KY
Feb 29, 2000 - Mar 05, 2000
Omaha, NE
Feb 22, 2000 - Feb 27, 2000
Philadelphia, PA
Feb 15, 2000 - Feb 20, 2000
Jacksonville, FL
Feb 01, 2000 - Feb 06, 2000
Richmond, VA
Jan 18, 2000 - Jan 23, 2000
St. Louis, MO
Jan 11, 2000 - Jan 16, 2000
San Antonio, TX
Dec 28, 1999 - Jan 02, 2000
Costa Mesa, CA
Nov 23, 1999 - Dec 12, 1999
Los Angeles, CA
Nov 19, 1999 - Nov 21, 1999
Reno, NV
Nov 16, 1999 - Nov 17, 1999
Fresno, CA
Nov 09, 1999 - Nov 14, 1999
Vancouver, BC
Nov 02, 1999 - Nov 07, 1999
Edmonton, AB
Oct 12, 1999 - Oct 17, 1999
San Diego, CA
Oct 05, 1999 - Oct 10, 1999
Tempe, AZ
Sep 28, 1999 - Oct 03, 1999
Denver, CO
Sep 21, 1999 - Sep 26, 1999
Calgary, AB
Sep 07, 1999 - Sep 19, 1999
Seattle, WA
Aug 10, 1999 - Sep 03, 1999
Toronto, ON
Jul 06, 1999 - Jul 18, 1999
Boston, MA
Jun 15, 1999 - Jun 20, 1999
Kalamazoo, MI
Jun 08, 1999 - Jun 13, 1999
Greensboro, NC
Jun 01, 1999 - Jun 06, 1999
Fort Lauderdale, FL
May 18, 1999 - May 23, 1999
Wilmington, DE
Apr 20, 1999 - Apr 25, 1999
Montreal, QC
Apr 06, 1999 - Apr 11, 1999
Miami, FL
Mar 30, 1999 - Apr 04, 1999
Naples, FL
Mar 23, 1999 - Mar 28, 1999
Baltimore, MD
Mar 09, 1999 - Mar 14, 1999
Hershey, PA
Feb 23, 1999 - Feb 28, 1999
Providence, RI
Feb 16, 1999 - Feb 21, 1999
Wallingford, CT
Feb 09, 1999 - Feb 14, 1999
Minneapolis, MN
Feb 02, 1999 - Feb 07, 1999
Norfolk, VA
Jan 26, 1999 - Jan 31, 1999
Chicago, IL
Jan 12, 1999 - Jan 17, 1999
Washington, DC
Jan 05, 1999 - Jan 10, 1999
Ottawa, ON
Dec 29, 1998 - Jan 03, 1999
Philadelphia, PA
Nov 09, 1998 - Dec 19, 1998
Toronto, ON