Coast gets FAMEous
On Wednesday June 29, the youngest director on the Sunshine Coast will officially open FAME The Musical at the Coolum Civic Centre.
The production, directed and produced by Nathanael Cooper, 23, is the first time the renowned musical has been staged on the Sunshine Coast.
"This is an incredibly exciting event for the Sunshine Coast, with a talented, energetic young cast who promise to make you believe you really can live forever," Mr Cooper said.
The musical, in conjunction with the Coolum Theatre Players (a not for profit group), boasts an all star cast including Meegan Maguire, last years winner of "Best Actress in a Musical" at the STAR Awards, in the role of Ms Shermann, and Nathanael taking on the challenging role of directing as well as one of the lead roles Nick Piazza.
Joining the veterans of the stage are new comers Lauren Rutherford in the lead role of Carmen Diaz, Sam Turk as Mabel Washington, Leigh Parker as Joe Vegas and one of the cast of Coolum Theatre Players hugely successful season of "The Great Pretenders" Chris Clark as Tyrone Jackson.
Rory Williamson from Coolum's Rory Williamson School of Dance has done an outstanding job of choreographing the difficult dance routines with the help of assistant choreographer Julie Lightfoot. The show's band is made up of people under the age of 20, adding to the shows vibrant young energy and the bandleader, Jack Burnie, 17, is doing a fantastic job of creating a sound spectacular.
FAME is set in the final years of the infamous La Guardia High School of Performing Arts in New York and follows the life of the students from their first day to graduation. It has a moving storyline as the audience joins the cast on a journey, which follows the trials and tribulations associated to the characters relentless pursuit of fame.
Tickets are on sale at the Maroochy Shire Information Centre, Tickle Park Coolum Beach, or available at the door. FAME-The Musical is opens on June 29 with other performances on Friday July 1 (7:30pm) July 2 (2:00pm and 7:30pm) July 3 (2:00pm) July 8 (7:30pm) July 9 (2:00pm and 7:30pm)
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