Coming off of a successful run of Beauty & The Beast at the Rose, Brampton Music Theatre is back with its third production of 2018: Fame JR.
The show is set during the 1980s and follows students at New York City’s celebrated High School for the Performing Arts, where students go through a four-year program. Along the way the students — actors, singers, and dancers — struggle with relationships, self-esteem and their studies, all the while striving to be the best they can be to earn a future in the performing arts.
“Fame JR. is the bittersweet, but ultimately inspiring story of a diverse group of students who commit to four years of grueling artistic and academic work. With candor, humour, and insight, the show explores the issues that confront many young people today,” says BMT’s website.
Putting on a musical that’s heavy on dance numbers can be challenging, but BMT’s talented group of young actors, dancers and singers have been rehearsing for months. The show kicks off on Friday, May 11 at 7 p.m. at Lester B. Pearson theatre, with one afternoon (4 p.m.) and one evening show (7 p.m.) on Saturday.