ESAA – Fame! JR.

Theatre event

ESAA – Fame! JR.

Friday 28 June 2024, Saturday 29 June 2024

3 performances:

  • Friday 28th: Doors 6.15pm | Stage 7pm
  • Saturday Matinee: Doors 12.15pm | Stage 1pm
  • Saturday Night: Doors 6.45pm | Stage 7.30pm

The story follows a group of diverse young performers trying to make it to ‘fame’ and conquer challenges they face along the way. ESAA students relate to this storyline and bring the musical to life through its feel good songs and routines. With the cast mainly in high school or college, you’ll be blown away by the level of professionalism they bring to the stage – really like a ‘West End’ show right on your doorstep here in Clitheroe.

In Fame! JR. the characters discover it takes much more than talent to achieve their goals, they must find their true artistic voice, build up their confidence, learn how to collaborate well and work very, very hard. Ella Shaw’s Academy of Arts students are exhibiting these same life skills and discipline through their process of staging Fame! JR. We know that Clitheroe will be giving them a standing ovation for all their “hard work” just as they received every night with their outstanding production of ‘Sister Act Jr’ June 2023 – compared to WEST END standard on opening night. 

Conceived and developed by David De Silva, featuring a book by David De Silva and José Fernandez, music by Steve Margoshes, lyrics by Jacques Levy, and the title song “Fame” written by Dean Pitchford and Michael Gore, Fame! Jr. is set during the last years of the “Fame School,” New York City’s celebrated High School for the Performing Arts on 46th Street (1980-1984). The musical follows the bittersweet but inspiring story of a diverse group of students as they commit to four years of gruelling artistic and academic work in order to achieve their dream of “hitting the heights” and putting their “name in lights.” With insight and humour, the show explores the issues that confront many young people today, including prejudice, identity, self-worth, literacy and perseverance. 

Info and booking

  • Friday 28 June 18:15
  • Saturday 29 June 12:15, 18:45
  • Standard £13.50
Doors Open:
Unreserved seating
Age Restriction:
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