Mon, Jan 3rd 2011 08:15 am
For Immediate Release December 30, 2010
Contact: Maria Costello, 716-754-9000 x132, [email protected]
FAME-The Musical explodes on the Artpark stage in 2011!
The original high school musical returns after 10 years
Lewiston, NY- 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 August 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 January 7, 2011 at 10am.
“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 that musical critics have pronounced "a feel-good triumph!" Seen by over 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. Packed with high energy stage performances, and carrying the message of determination in the face of life’s challenges - this is a show not be missed!
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: 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 August 12 - August 18. Performances run Friday August 12 at 8pm, Saturday August 13 at 8pm, Sunday August 14 at 2pm & 7pm, Monday August 15 at 7pm, Wednesday August 17 at 7pm, and Thursday August 18 at 2pm & 7pm. Ticket prices are $45.00, $39.50, $33.00, $25.00. Tickets are on sale starting January 7, 2011 at 10am in person at the Artpark Box Office, at all tickets.com locations, by phone at 1-888-223-6000 or online at tickets.com and artpark.net. For more information call the Artpark Box Office at 716-754-4375.
The Earl W. Brydges Artpark is being operated by Artpark & Company, Inc. for the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historical Preservation under a License agreement.