‘Fame’ a natural fit for summer production

When Terri Schafer searched for a perfect summer stage show, she went no farther than New York City.

Based on stories from a performing arts school at W. 46th St. in New York City, the stage play “Fame” is what Schafer settled on for Showtime Productions’ summer intensive show.

“I was trying to pick something the kids would identify with in the summertime,” Schafer said.  “It’s such a great show.”

Nearly 20 area actors make up the “Fame” cast, all of whom sing and dance.

The show is 7:30 p.m. from Wednesday through Saturday, June 16–19, with a special matinee at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 19.

Showtime Productions is a private theater company at 2148 Broadway, Suite C5.

With school no longer in session, the actors have been able to focus on lines and rehearsal, Schafer said. Auditions were June 1. Casting was June 2.

Since casting, the actors have met three hours a day to learn lines, choreography and everything else that goes along with being in a stage production.

The actors range in age from 11–19.

— By Melinda Mawdsley


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