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Fame: The Musical

The global phenomenon comes to Beverly!

May 31 – June 19

Directed and Choreographed by Richard Stafford (Cats 2003, Swing 2004)

Conceived & developed by David De Silva; book by Jose Fernandez; lyrics by Jacques Levy; music by Steve Margoshes; title song “Fame” by Dean Pitchford and Michael Gore

It began as an Academy Award®-winning movie. Then it became an Emmy Award-winning TV series and finally, an international musical theater sensation. Now you can see it live at NSMT. With its high-octane blend of youthful energy, hope and passion, Fame just might live forever. This all-new production follows a group of gifted students through four grueling, exhilarating years at New York's renowned High School for the Performing Arts. What they learn there about the arts – and about themselves – will amaze and inspire you.


The North Shore Music Theatre presents Fame: The Musical , an international musical theater sensation that follows a group of gifted students through four grueling, exhilarating years at New York's renowned High School for the Performing Arts. What they learn there about the arts -- and about themselves -- will amaze and inspire you.

Complete Casting Announced for North Shore's Fame
By Andrew Gans
03 May 2005

Casting has been announced for the North Shore Music Theatre's upcoming production of the stage musical Fame .

Conceived and designed for the North Shore's unique in-the-round stage, Fame will begin performances May 31 with an official opening set for June 2. The production, directed and choreographed by Richard Stafford, will play through June 19.

Fame , which concerns the lives of up-n-coming performing artists attending New York's High School of Performing Arts, will feature the talents of Eric Anthony (Tyrone), Julie Craig (Ensemble), Warren Freeman (Goody), Jenna Gavigan (Serena Katz), Jonathan Groff (Nick Piazza), Eric Hatch (Ensemble), Garrett Hawe (Ensemble), Kristie Kerwin (Ensemble), Nicole Mangi (Ensemble), Lynnette Marrero (Carmen Diaz), Dennis Moench (Schlomo Metzenbaum), Kathleen Nanni (Iris), Krystle N. Pyram (Mabel Washington), Vincent Rodriguez III (Ensemble), Ambere Rogers (Grace "Lambchops" Lamb) and Gerard Salvador (Joe Vegas). Also featured in the cast are Inga Ballard (Miss Sherman), Michael Brian Dunn (Mr. Meyers), Rosemary Loar (Miss Bell) and Rex Hays (Mr. Sheinkopf).

Twelve local young artists representing ten North Shore communities will also be part of the ensemble, including Kelly Buck (North Andover), Alex DeLeo (North Reading), Ashley Alexandra Fichera (Lawrence), Molly Gachignard (Salem), Jacob Liberman (Needham), Chris Martel (Salem), Presilah Nunez (Lynn), Melody Oleson (Marblehead), Amanda Rodhe (Manchester), Peter Romagna (Burlington), Alison Sabean (Danvers) and Amy Sabean (Danvers).

The creative team of Fame comprises Andrew Graham (musical director), Jonathan Stahl (associate choreographer), Howard C. Jones (scenic designer), Joanna E. Murphy (costume designer), David Neville (lighting designer), John A. Stone (sound designer) and Gerard Kelly (hair and wig designer).

Fame — based on the acclaimed film and subsequent television series of the same name — features a book by Jose Fernandez and a score by Jacques Levy (lyrics) and Steve Margoshes (music). The title song — originally performed by Irene Cara in the film — was written by Dean Pitchford and Michael Gore.

The North Shore Music Theatre is located at 62 Dunham Road in Beverly, MA. Tickets, priced $30-$63, are available by calling (978) 232-7200. Visit for more information.

Fame the Musical
Set during the last years of New York City's celebrated High School for the Performing Arts on 46th Street (1980-1984), Fame the Musical is a bittersweet but ultimately inspiring story of a diverse group of students as they commit to four years of grueling artistic and academic work. With candor, humor and insight, the show explores the issues that confront many young people today.

Exceptions to the performance schedule: No performance Saturday, June 18; Additional performance Sunday, June 19 at 7pm; Additional performance Wednesday, June 22 at 2pm.

Box Office Hours: 10am-7pm

Group Sales Number (10+): 631-218-2810

Appropriate For Ages: 14 and up

NSMT seeks local teen singers, dancers and musicians for production of 'FAME'

The North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) is auditioning teen-age boys and girls who sing, dance or play musical instruments for various speaking and non-speaking roles for an upcoming production of 'FAME.'

Performers can audition for FAME on Sunday, March 20. Auditions for dancers are at 1p.m. Auditions for singers are at 2:30 p.m. and teenagers who play musical instruments will be seen at 4:30 p.m.

Performers can participate in more than one phase. Singers should prepare a short song of their choice and bring sheet music. A pianist will be provided. Dancers should bring appropriate shoes (tap, jazz, ballet slipper and toe). Musicians should bring instruments to the audition and be prepared to play.

NSMT is committed to an inclusive casting policy known as non-traditional casting. NSMT encourages all actors to audition regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, or the presence of a disability.

All auditions will be held in NSMT's Theatre Arts and Education Building behind the theatre at 62 Dunham Rd., Beverly. For specific directions, please visit our Web site at For more information call 978-232-7277.

Rehearsals for FAME are May 14-30. Rehearsals for children are weekdays after school and on weekends. Performances of FAME will be held May 31-June 19; performances are Tuesday through Sunday with 10 a.m. student matinees on June 9 and 16.

North Shore Musical Theatre
Friday, March 25, 2005

"Fame: The Musical" plays from May 31 through June 19. Kimbell says this show came in very high on the audience survey and has ties to the theater's Youth Academy. Many students from the academy will appear in the show, based on the 1980 movie, which follows a group of gifted students through four years at New York's renowned High School for the Performing Arts. "It celebrates young people trying to find a career in the performing arts," Kimbell says.


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