You may remember the movie and a television show, and on Friday, the Metropolitan Performing Arts Theatre will present “Fame - The Musical” at the Workhouse Arts Center’s W-3 Theatre. The musical - a slice of life from the 1984 class of the New York High School for the Performing Arts - will play for six nights this month.
The show is made up of the 21 local teen dancers, singers and actors. And it is not intended for young children, as it includes serious situations, including drug use. The audience follows 12 of the students through their rigorous high school journeys to become artists.
"They ask themselves if they're good enough to make a living in the performing arts, and the successful ones learn to channel their emotions." said MPAT Artistic Director Dan Stapula. “It takes an unthinkable level of devotion and work if you want to do the unthinkable, and those who try to skip a part of the process end up having a hard time by the end of the show.”
“Fame - The Musical” will appear on Aug. 23, 24, 29, 30 and 31 at 7:30 p.m. and at 3:00 p.m. on Aug. 25. Tickets cost $20 apiece and performances are selling out fast!