Tuesday, November 15, 2016

'Fame - The Musical' will finally be in JAX next month

After reaching some sixty million people in over 30 countries, “Fame - the Musical”, based on the Academy Award winning film and Emmy Award winning TV series, will tour the United States and they’re stopping in JAX, at the Times Union Center, for only one high-impact December 3rd evening.

Conceived and developed by David De Silva, FAME was originally released as a highly acclaimed movie via MGM/United Artists in 1980. The film earned four Academy Award nominations and the network Television series of the same name followed shortly.  The TV show ran for six years in the 80's winning a number of coveted Emmy Awards and made FAME one of most highly received movie-turned television series events garnering millions of viewers each week.

"Remember My Name!"
Following these huge triumphant entertainment world successes, David De Silva once again proved the viability of the public rooting for young people to fight for and realize their dreams by recreating the underlining theme of the original, but this time while maintaining the hit title song, created a fully staged theatrical  entitled  Fame - the Musical.  The musicals book was written by Jose Fernandez with show lyrics by Jacques Levy and music by Stephen Margoshes. The title song "FAME" was written by Dean Pitchford and Michael Gore.

Its musical score for the film was awarded an Oscar for the song - with its unforgettable lyrics - “FAME - I'm Gonna Live Forever!  Baby Remember my Name”.  It is a universally known lyric and is the fever pitch anthem that drives these talented young people forward.  The superb music and dance numbers tell their story including their personal relationships as they strive to grow and develop their talent.  Each personality hopes to make their own big splash in the performing arts world of music, dance, and theatre.  Remember My Name: "Fame-The Musical" coming to JAX.  Now, is the tune in your head?

Fame - The Musical
DATE: Saturday December 3, 2016
TIME: 8 p.m.

LOCATION:Times Union Center Performing Arts
      Moran Theater
300 West Water St.
      Jacksonville, FL 32202

TICKETS:start at $32.50, and may be purchased online at FSCJ Artist Series, sponsored by Chase (the official presenter of the Jacksonville show), or by calling (904) 442-BWAY (2929) between 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday.  Discounts are available for groups of 10+ by calling (904) 442-2947 or emailing groupsales@fscj.edu.

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