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FAME - THE MUSICAL

Live On Stage At The Lincoln Theatre
February 21ST-MARCH 7TH, 2020

AUDITIONS November 11th & 12th

META is bringing the sizzle of Miami to the Lincoln theatre this spring. Forget about winter clothes and pack for your new travel destination as the sounds of FAME - The Musical comes in to town. Packed with hope, drama, and enticing beats and dance, this show is going to get you off your feet and dancing in the aisles. 

Fame the Musical follows the highs and lows of the final class of New York City's illustrious High School for the Performing Arts from their first year in 1980 to their graduation in 1984. It tells the story of several of the students, depicting their struggles, triumphs and tempestuous relationships with sincerity and dramatic effect. We see their struggles with ambition, fame, and self-confidence through the eyes of students such as Carmen, the ambitious dancer obsessed with fame, serious actor Nick, overweight dancer Mabel, and the talented dancer Tyrone, who struggles desperately with dyslexia. The show does not shy away from complex issues, such as racial prejudice, drug abuse, and sexual exploitation, as the young performers explore the realities of striving for a career in show business.

Fame the Musical is a worldwide success that continues to be performed by growing generations of young performers. It provides a unique opportunity to display a diverse range of talents on one stage, including dancing, singing, acting, rapping and musicianship.



FAME - THE MUSICAL
CASTING CALL

WHO?

You! META’s mission is to provide quality theatre opportunities for youth in Skagit, Whatcom, Island, Snohomish and King Counties (or anyone else who can reach us). These roles range in age from 12 to 22, with a few important parts for “post-graduate students.” We like to assign those parts to actors who can best help us fulfill our mission.

WHAT?

Fame - The Musical is the struggle of high schoolers yearning to be great. Here are the characters . . .

THE STUDENTS

  • Carmen Diaz - sexy and confident, but cocky, dancer (A3 to F5)

  • Schlomo Metzenbaum - classical violinist who starts a rock band (C3 to F4)

  • Nick Piazza - Ambitious, enthusiastic, classical actor (A2 to G4)

  • Serena Katz - shy and timid, yet keen and enthusiastic (G#3 to Eb5)

  • Jose ‘Joe’ Vegas -  Loud, funny, and comical (C3 to C5)

  • Tyrone Jackson - talented but dyslexic hip hop dancer (D3 to Bb4)

  • Mabel Washington - loud and overweight dancer and singer (E5 to D4)

  • Iris Kelly talented, graceful ballet dancer, comes across snobbish (D4 to F5)

  • Grace ‘Lambchops’ Lamb - loud, confrontational rock chick (A3 to B4)

THE ADULTS

  • Miss Esther Sherman -  strict, old-fashioned English teacher (F3 to E5)

  • Ms. Greta Bell - dance teacher with a passion for different styles (A3-E5)

  • Mr. Myers -  laid back drama teacher

  • Mr. Sheinkopf - European Music tutor with a love for classical

THE COMPANY

WHERE & WHEN?

AUDITIONS

The Historic Lincoln Theatre 712 S First St, Mount Vernon, WA 98273 

Open Call - Monday, November 11th, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Open Call - Tuesday, November 12th, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Call Backs - Sunday, November 17th, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

PERFORMANCES

The Lincoln Theater - 712 S 1st St, Mt Vernon, WA 98273

  1. Friday, February 21st, 7:30

  2. Saturday February 22nd, 7:30

  3. Sunday, February 23rd, 2:00

  4. Wednesday, February 26th, 7:30

  5. Friday, February 28th, 7:30

  6. Saturday, February 29th, 7:30

  7. Sunday, March 1st, 2:00

  8. Thursday, March 5th, 7:30

  9. Friday, March 6th, 7:30

  10. Saturday, March 7th, 7:30

HOW?

We audition in three one-hour slots. The first 50 minutes will be devoted to singing and performance, and the last 10 minutes will be given to movement in group.

  • Come prepared to sing the standard verse, chorus, verse of any song of your choice.

  • Prepare and perform a one-minute monologue.

  • Be dressed and ready to move.

WHY?

META stands for Multicultural Education Theatre Arts and we chose this show because:

  • Fame - The Musical is widely recognized as a work of cultural significance.

  • Fame - The Musical celebrates strong multiculturally driven roles that empower.

  • Fame - The Musical brings power, tenacity, and a soundtrack that will have you singing.

META is bringing the sizzle of Miami to the Lincoln theatre this spring. Forget about winter clothes and pack for your new travel destination as the sounds of FAME - The Musical comes in to town. Packed with hope, drama, and enticing beats and dance, this show is going to get you off your feet and dancing in the aisles. Director Rebecca Launius (White Christmas, Anything Goes, The Little Mermaid) brings her directing and choreography in her META return. Surrounding herself with many META returnees, the musical and production team is built to help give the next generation of talent their big breaks. This is, after all, a show to let people shine for the world.

Fame - The Musical follows in the footsteps of the 1980s hit movie. The musical debuted in 1988 in Miami, Florida and captures the heat and passion of the city during that time period. The show has over two dozen official productions, and countless community theatre runs…

 

META Presents FAME THe Musical

Audition Registration

We audition in three one-hour slots.  The first 50 minutes will be devoted to singing and performance, and the last 10 minutes will be given to movement in group.

  • Come prepared to sing the standard verse, chorus, verse of any song of your choice.

  • Prepare and perform a one-minute monologue.

  • Be dressed and ready to move.

For more information or to schedule an audition, please use the form below or, call Susie Pollino at 360-202-0141.



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The Music

Fame - The Musical’s 80’s sound will live forever, embracing the heat and excitement of the party decade’s raucous sound. Distinctly periodic in sound, the story carries to all ages.

 

Act 1

  • Pray/Hard Work - Nick, Serena, Joe, Carmen, Mabel, and Company

  • I Want to Make Magic - Nick

  • Can't Keep It Down - Joe, Students

  • Tyrone's Rap (or Jack's Rap) - Tyrone (or Jack)

  • There She Goes/Fame! - Carmen, students

  • Let's Play a Love Scene - Serena

  • Bring on Tomorrow - Schlomo, Carmen

  • Teacher's Argument - Miss Bell, Miss Sherman

  • Hard Work (Reprise) - Company

Act 2

  • The Junior Festival - Nick, Serena, Carmen, Joe and Company

  • Think of Meryl Streep - Serena

  • Mabel's Prayer - Mabel, Girls

  • Dancin' on the Sidewalk - Tyrone (or Jack) and students

  • These Are My Children - Miss Sherman

  • Pas de Deux - Tyrone and Iris

  • In L.A. - Carmen

  • Let's Play a Love Scene (Reprise) - Nick and Serena

  • Bring on Tomorrow (Reprise) - Schlomo, Serena, Nick, Lambchops, Iris, Tyrone, Joe, Mabel, Goody, Students

  • Finale: Fame (Reprise) - Carmen, and Company

 

FAME
THE MUSICAL

Conceived & Developed by
David De Silva

 

Book by
JOSE FERNANDEZ

Lyrics by
JACQUES LEVY

Music by
STEVE MARGOSHES

 

Title Song "FAME" written by
Dean Pitchford & Michael Gore

Originally produced at the Coconut Grove Playhouse,
Arnold Mittleman,Producing Artistic Director."

Fame The Musical
Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
www.mtishows.com