Junior Players Will Kick Off 2016 with FAME The Musical at the Dallas City Performance Hall
Performance Dates: January 7-10, 2016
DALLAS, TX, September 2, 2015 – Junior Players is excited to announce that it will kick off 2016 with a brand new production of the hit show FAME The Musical in the Dallas City Performance Hall (2520 Flora St. Dallas, TX 75201). The show will perform January 7-10, 2016 and will be co-directed by Bruce Coleman and Valerie Hauss-Smith.
FAME The Musical will be performed by twenty-five highly talented high school students from the North Texas area. As with all Junior Players programs, there will be no cost for the participants to be apart of the production
Auditions will be held on October 17, 2015 from 1pm-5pm at Sammons Center for the Arts (3630 Harry Hines Blvd. Dallas, TX 75219) for current high school students and tickets will go on sale December 1, 2015. All tickets for the production will be $15, making the performances easily accessible and affordable for all families of North Texas. More information at www.juniorplayers.org or 214-526-4076.
FAME The Musical will be the second musical produced by Junior Players in the Dallas Arts District. Junior Players launched its winter musical program in January 2015 with its highly successful production of In the Heights, which brought hundreds of new and diverse audience members into the Dallas Arts District. In the Heights was the first fully produced musical to take place in the Dallas City Performance Hall, and Junior Players is excited to keep this new tradition alive with its production of FAME The Musical.
FAME The Musical follows the final class of New York City's celebrated High School for the Performing Arts from their admission to their graduation. All of the struggles, fears, and triumphs - from prejudice to substance abuse are depicted with razor-sharp focus as the young artists navigate the worlds of music, drama, and dance. The show features a book by José Fernandez, music by Steve Margoshes, and lyrics by Jacques Levy.
Junior Players was founded in 1955, and is the oldest non-profit children's theater organization in Dallas. Over its sixty year existence, Junior Players has striven to meet the changing needs of the community. From 1955 to 1989, Junior Players presented traditional children's theater productions performed entirely by children and teenagers. In 1989, the Board of Directors changed the focus of Junior Players activities, deciding that, Junior Players can best serve the youth of Dallas by providing free programming accessible to all the children of North Texas. Junior Players, therefore, exclusively provides free arts education programs in local recreation and cultural centers, housing projects, elementary and middle schools, and through social service agencies serving youth at risk.