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'Fame - The Musical' explodes on Artpark stage in 2011

by jmaloni

The original high school musical returns

Fri, Dec 31st 2010 12:00 pm

Calling all "Gleeks": The original high school musical that rocked theater audiences around the world returns to Artpark when "Fame - The Musical" hits the stage Aug. 12-18, 2011. A gritty urban drama drenched with passion, "Fame - The Musical" takes the audience to the pinnacle of desire and revives memories of youth, love, energy and risk.

Tickets go on sale Friday, Jan. 7, 2011, at 10 a.m.

Critics say "Fame" is nothing short of a global phenomenon. First came the smash hit motion picture, then the long-running TV series, now it's a red-hot, emotionally charged, spectacular stage show theater-going audiences have pronounced "a feel-good triumph." Seen by more than 10 million people worldwide, "Fame - The Musical" returns to the Artpark stage after a 10-year absence in time to capture the interest and current passions of "High School Musical" fans and "Glee" lovers.

"Fame" is packed with high-energy stage performances, and carries the message of determination in the face of life's challenges.

Set during the last years of New York City's celebrated High School for the Performing Arts on 46th Street (1980-84), "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: issues of prejudice, identity, self-worth, literacy, sexuality, substance abuse and perseverance.

"Fame - The Musical" opens for an eight show run at Artpark's Mainstage Theater Aug. 12-18. Ticket prices are $45, $39.50, $33 and $25. Tickets will be available at the Artpark Box Office, at all tickets.com locations, by phone at 1-888-223-6000 or online atwww.tickets.com and www.artpark.net.

For more information, call the Artpark Box Office at 754-4375.

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