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Fame
The exclusive High School of Performing Arts - the same setting for the smash film and TV series - is home to the newest batch of bright young talent. But as we follow ten talented, highly diverse young people - and their devoted teachers - through four years of rigorous arts training in the heart of New York City, we come to learn that acquiring fame takes more than a snazzy step or a pretty face; it's the culmination of intense study, a little growing up and a lot of hard work.
Ran for See below performances.          

Version:     1998 US Tour Version      
Credits:     Book by José Fernandez

Music by Steve Margoshes

Lyrics by Jacques Levy

Conceived and developed by
David DeSilva

Title Song "Fame" written by
Dean Pitchford and Michael Gore      
Type:     Book Show      
Acts:     Two      
Rating:     PG      
Cast Size:     Large (over 20)      
Orchestra Size:     Medium (12-17)      
Chorus Required:     small     
Dancing Required:     Yes, heavy dancing     
Difficulty:     Easy to learn
Easy to sing      
Style:     Pop/Rock      
Category:     Contemporary Setting
Drama      
Ideal For:     Colleges
Community Theatres
Dancers
Festivals
High Schools
Regional Theatres
Young People
Low Budgets      
Cast Size:     Large (over 20)     
     7 Men & 7 Women      
Casting Notes:     Ethnic roles     
Characters:     Tyrone Jackson, headstrong, able, dancer - a functional illiterate
Carmen Diaz, insecure, talented dancer/ singer
Nick Piazza, handsome, serious actor
Serena Katz, insecure, shy actress
Schlomo Metzenbaum, affable, sensitive violinist
Miss Sherman, traditionalist, English teacher
Joe (Jose) Vegas, high energy, charming actor
Miss Bell, dance teacher, puts art first
Mr. Sheinkopf, music teacher, distinguished
Grace Lambchops" Lamb, a drummer, comic
Mr. Myers, drama teacher, easy-going
Iris Kelly, well-to-do, lovely dancer
Goodman "Goody" King, jazz trumpeter
Mabel Washington, R&B singer, plump, comic

Also: Students at P.A., who have lines and sing, and who constantly interact and grow with the others.

Ideally, the performers should be able to perform the specialty art of their assigned character, especially the instrumentalists.


Fame
The Musical
Original Broadway Cast Recording

Lyrics By Jaques Levi
Music By Steve Margoshes



Musical Numbers:


Act I

Hard Work
I Want To Make Magic
I Can't Keep It Down
Tyrone's Rap
There She Goes! / Fame
Let's Play A Love Scene
Teachers Argument


Act II

I Want To Make Magic (Reprise)
Mabel´s Prayer
Think Of Meryl Streep
Dancin' On The Sidewalk
These Are My Children
In L.A.
Let's Play A Love Scene (Reprise)
Bring On Tomorrow


Bonus Lyric:
"Fame"  as performed by Irene Cara and Loraine Velez


1-HARD WORK!

Pray, Pray, Pray
I pray I make P.A.
I pray I make
I pray I make P.A.

Pray, Pray, Pray
I pray I make P.A.
I pray I make
I pray I make P.A

Pray, Pray, Pray
I pray I make P.A.

I pray I make
I pray I make
P.A.

Pray...pray
I pray I make P.A.
I pray I make
I pray I make P.A

This ain't no
Movie show
Playin in a theatre
Or a video
Fantasy
I was always hot to see
On the T.V.

I'm so hot
hot to trot
I can hardly wait to show them
What I got
Wonder who'll
Come out shinin' like a jewel
In the "Fame" school

I'll be gone

Where's the John?

Man they got me runnin'
In a marathon

Can't slow up

I'll go home and not show up

Maybe throw up

Class to class
Tryin' to pass
Learnin' who the teachers are
who bust your ass
Feelin' small
Feelin' up against the wall
During role call!

Here we are

So bizarre

This is where they show you

How to be a star!

I can't wait

I cant even concentrate

I just pulsate!

I'm alive
And I will survive
Show the world that I can take it
When I hit the heights
Put my name in lights
Show the world that I can make it
By doin'

By doin'

Doin'

Doin'

By doin'
Doin'

By doin' hard work

Acting is the hardest profession in the world. Hard work!
The hardest profession in the world
Dance is the hardest profession in the world.
The hardest profession in the world. Hard work!

Music is the hardest profession in the world.
The hardest profession in the world. Hard work!

The hardest profession in the world,
The hardest profession in the world. Hard work!...etc.

I'm alive and I will survive
Show the world that I can take it
When I hit the heights
Put my name in lights
Show the world that I can make it

By doin' ... doin' ...
doin' ... doin' ...

By doin' hard work
By doin' hard work
By doin' hard work

Hard work!



2-I WANT TO MAKE MAGIC

I want to make magic
I want to be bigger than I am
I wan to make people really care
Really give a damn

I want to make magic
I want to breathe fire on the stag
I want to make every single line
Jump right off the page

I want to make magic

I want to do it all from A to Z
I want to do "The Lion in Winter"
Brecht and Harold Pinter
Sophocles, Eugene O'Neil

I want to really see what I can be
Antoher Jason Robards or De Niro
Play a tragic hero
Go for it all and really show the way I feel

i want to make magic
I want to electrify the place
I want to be more than just a fool
With make up on his face
I want to make magic
Magic!
Magic!



3-CAN'T KEEP IT DOWN

You know what it's like
When you wake up in the mornin' and it's hard,
Standin' up straight at attention
Like the changin of the guard?
Or how it is in a porno shop
When you put your quater in the slot,
And you try to look coool
So that nobody know's that you're hot?

You go a club and you're high
On some fine marijuana
And the singer in the band
Copped all of her moves from Madonna...and you wanna
Or late at night, you're at home in bed alone,
And it's cold out,
You put your hand where it's warm
While you open up Miss January's fold-out

Well thats how it is, when she's around,
And I can't, no I can't,
I can't keep it down!

I can't keep it down when that girls around
I can't keep it under my control
I can't k-k-keep it down, no, no, I can't!
I wanna, I wanna, I wanna rock and roll!

I'm thinkin' bout the time in my life
When I first learned what cryin' was,
The first time I ever had to come face to face
With what dyin' was
The relatives gathered all in black
To mourn for my great aunt Juanita
When who comes through the door to pay her respects
But our cousin Conchita,
The tears in her eyes only make them look
Even more Spanish,
As I watched her I swear I could feel the floor
Under me vanish
She goes to them all, then she fin'ly
Come over to me
And she kisses my cheek and I lower my eyes,
I can hardly believe what I see!

'Cause I'm lookin' down the front of her gown,
And I can't, no I can't, I can't
I can't keep it down!

I can't keep it down when that girls around,
I can't keep it under my control,
I can't k-k-keep it down, no, no, i can't
I wanna, I wanna, I wanna, rock and roll
Rock and roll!



4-TYRONE'S RAP

Don't need no rich bitch, to tell me which
Fork to use, I paid my dues
In a rap-trap building called New York
Livin' off beans, greens, and pork
In a basement, tenement,

no one's got to tell me what it meant
To be black, jack
Ace of spades
All the car-wash washers and day-work maids
Can't wash it off, it never fades,
It's who you are until you're dead
Now ain't that a kick upside the head?!

Yeah, I know about Pryor and Portier,
Can't get higher than Sugar ray
Muhammed Ali and Doctor J
And 90% of the N.B.A
Reggie Jackson, Jesse Jackson
Michael and Mahaliah Jackson,
Now what's that got to do with me?
On the street the only thing I see is:
Crack dealers, pocketbook stealers,
Coke snorters, Times Square daughters,
Eight year olds who dance for quaters,
And tokes and two-line blows
New Adidas and stereos!
That's us! Thats it!
So don't be tellin' me all that shit!



5-THERE SHE GOES! / FAME

There she goes!
Ain't she the picture of a real live star?
You want to follow her wherever she goes!

She's passin' you!
You'd better hurryif you want a look
Maybe you'll get her in your autograph book
She's passin' you!

Reach out to touch, don't be shy
There ain't no reason to be scared
No, it's too much I can't look her in the eye
No... I'm not prepared!

I'm on top of the charts!
I'm on top in their hearts!
Look at them all!
Look at the crowds!
everything is beautiful up here in the clouds!

Fame!

I'm gonna live forever
I'm gonna learn how to fly

High!

I feel it comin' together
People will see me and cry

Fame!

I'm gonna make it to heaven
Light up the sky like a flame

Fame!

I'm gonna live forever
Baby, remember my name

Remember, remember, remember
Remember, remember, remember

Voy a vivir pa' siempre
Voy a llegar a volar

Fame!

Estrella en todo el cielo
Que empezara a brillar!

Fame!

Voy a vivir pa' siempre
Voy a llegar a volar
Estrella en todo el cielo

Mira!

Mi-ra!
Quiero brillar!

I'm on top of the charts!

Wo, wo

I'm on top in their hearts!

Wo, wo

Look at the crowds!
Look at them all!
Mamacita mia
i'm havin a ball!

There she goes!

There she goes!

now wouldn't anybody wish they were her

And there she goes

Remember, remember, remember, remember
Remember
Remember my name!



6-LETS PLAY A LOVE SCENE

We always seem to be
Sister and brotherly,
It's such a lovely way to be,
And I want to say what it means to me,
How I could be the same without you,
And something more that I know
Though I never could show,
How it kept right on growing,
The way I know I really fell about you
The way I know I'll always feel about you,
Why can't we, why can't we, why can't we try ...

To play a love scene,
We don't need the violins to play a love scene
Where we see how love begins,
If we could find a way to start
And learn to play the part,
A perfect scene from a play unknown,
Let's play a love scene, love scene of our own

And I want to say what it means to me,
how Ic ould never be the same without you,
And something more that I know
Though I never could show
How it kept right on growing,
The way I know I really feel about you
the way I know I'll always feel about you
Why can't we, why can't we, why can't we try ...

To play a love scene,
We don't need the violins to play a love scene,
Where we see how love begins
Find a way to start,
And play it from the heart
Let's play a love scene ...Love scene
Of our own



7-TEACHERS ARGUEMENT

Artists are special celestial fools
Blessed with a talent for breaking the rules
Unfit for confinement in cubical schools
Artists are special.

Artists are people, not primitive fools
They learn what to do before breaking the rules
They know that the brain is the finest of tools
Artists are people

Whether in theatre or music
or dance
They have to be given the chance ...

To fly by the seat of their pants!

To develop their minds!

to be nurtured like plants

Artists are part of the same human race
As everyone else in this same bloody place
you learn to survive or you fall on your face
Artist or not! Artist or not!

I've seen them come and go for all these years
Kids with no talent for anything more
Than carrying spears
Another year, another shipment
Lacking the drive, or the style, or the basic equipment
This one is different!

And I can see me, then...unremarkable me
The kid in the ballet class, the princess I wanted to be
Tutu and point shoes, hair in a bun,
Completely unnoticed, as if I were no one...
This one is different, I tell you,
This one can dance,
This one is special, I tell you
Give him a chance

What did they tell me when I was a girl
Learn!
Day after day when I ws a girl
Learn!

The land of dreams waits over the meadow,
If you can find your way out of the ghetto
Learn! Learn!

Put your faith in books
That will protect you
Put your faith in books
And a mind of your own
Neither charm nor looks
Will make them respect you
you must learn to stand, you must learn to stand alone!

Picture a little girl in glasses and braids
A little starched dress, at the end of the corridoor
She's holding to the wall, waiting for the bell to ring
Praying for the day to end
Forcing herself to go back to her class again
Hearing her mama's words "put your faith in books"
This one is different
Put your faith in books!
This one can dance
Put your faith in books

Artists are special
Artists are people

This one must have a chance
This one must have a chance
8-I WANT TO MAKE MAGIC (reprise)

I want to make magic
i want to strike lightning in the sky
I want to do things you can't believe anyone would try
I want to make magic

I want to make magic
Make every moment a surprise
I'll capture your senses in a spell
right before your eyes
I want to make magic

i want to make you think it's really real
I want to make you love the noblest roman
Weep for Willy Loman
Dream the dreams of Blanche du Bois

I want to make you laugh and roar and squeal
I want to guillotine the villain's neck off
Take a shot at Checkov
Make it a rollercoaster ride up to a star!

I want to make magic
i want to take chances that are bold
I want to tell stories no one knows
That no one's ever told

now the audience is still
And the house lights are gone
Curtain going up
And I am on!

I want to do it all from A to Z
I want to do "The Lion In Winter"
Brecht and Harold Pinter
Sophocles, Eugene O'Neil

i want a chance to see what I can be
Another Jason Robards or De Niro
Play a tragic hero
go for it all and really show the way I feel.

I want to make magic!

I want to make magic!

Magic!

I want to make magic!

Magic!

A thousand chances we can take
But it's all worth it when we make...

Magic!
Magic!
Magic!
Magic!
Magic!
Magic!

Magic

Magic



9-MABEL'S PRAYER

Oh Lord, give me a sign
give me a call on your heavenly line
Tell me, oh Lord, what it is that you want from me
Keep me from eatin whatever's in front of me

Oh Lord, give me a sign
give me a call on your heavenly line,
Tell me, oh Lord, what it is that you want from me
Keep me from eating whatever's in front of me

Oh Lord, give me the answer
Save me from being the world's fattest dancer!



10-THINK OF MERYL STREEP

Think of how to use it, use it on the stage
Think of Glenda Jackson, think of Gerry Page,
Think of all the feelings wasted on this creep
Think of how to use them...
Think of Meryl Streep!

why should I be crazy, spilling out my guts,
Make a big explosion, go completely nuts?
These are my emotions, mine alone to keep,
I know I could use them,
Think of Meryl Streep!

Inside me there's a world of colors and light,
Nothing has to be wrong, nothing has to be right,
Inside me are treasures that glow,
An actresses job is to know what she's willing to show,
And then hide all the rest, so no one's the wiser
Save up the best, like Midas the miser,
Keep every moment under control,
Always in charge playing a role...

Smile and shrug your shoulders, make believe it's fine,
Come up with an answer, or a witty line,
Though your heart is breaking, never start to weep,
Someday you can use it...
Someday you can use it...
Someday you can use it...
Think of Meryl Streep!

Oh I could just kill him!



11-DANCING ON THE SIDEWALK

Everyday I'll wake up in the mornin'
Splash my face to keep myself from yawnin'
Get dressed and get my bones together,
Open up the window to check out the weather,
Then like I seen a ghost, man, I'll be movin' my feet,
Just like the postman, in the cold or the heat,
No time to talk,
And I go dancin'
On the sidewalk

Dancin' on the sidewalk!
Dancin' on the sidewalk!
Dancin' on the sidewalk!

Lunchtime is music to my ears
I'm down on Wall Street with all them financiers,
South Street Seaport I am the action
The number one tourist attraction
Hip-hop to the west side
Where I do myself proud
The west side is the best side for drawin' a croud
The cabbies squak, yeah
When I am dancin'
On the sidewalk

Dancin' on the sidewalk!
Dancin' on the sidewalk!
Dancin' on the sidewalk!
Dancin' on the sidewalk!
Dancin' on the sidewalk!
Dancin' on the sidewalk!

Uptown, I do my boogaloo,
Stoppin' traffic on Seventh Avenue
Night time the corner to be on
Times Square, under the neon
And for my finale I'll be doin' my thing
In Shubert Alley they're gonna crown me the King
Of all New York
When I am dancin'
When I am dancin'
Dancin'
Dancin'
On the sidewalk!
Dancin' on the sidewalk!
Dancin' on the sidewalk!
Dancin' on the sidewalk!
Dancin' on the sidewalk!
Dancin' on the sidewalk!
Dancin' on the sidewalk!
Dancin' on the sidewalk!
Dancin' on the sidewalk!
Dancin' on the sidewalk!
Dancin' on the sidewalk!



12-THESE ARE MY CHILDREN

In times of trouble
When all the worl seems, oh, so dark,
and I can't find a way to cope,
When deep inside me
I can no longer feel the spark,
And I can see no ray of hope
when I am lost,
What makes it all worthwhile,
One simple thought
To make me smile

These are my children,
My saving grace,
I see my calling in every face,
These are my children, my family tree,
and I thank God for choosing me

I wasn't blessed
As other women in this life
to have my own, to be mother and wife,
But i was blessed
Beyond where wildest dreams can reach,
for I have the privilege
Yes, the privilege to teach,

These are my children,
My saving grace,
I see my calling in each and every face,
These are my children, my family tree
And I thank God,
I thank God
Yes, I thank God
For choosin' me,
For choosin' me,
These are my children



13-IN L.A.

Out in L.A. and broke on the ticket that
This fellow sent me
One change of clothes in the suitcase that my girlfriend Anna
Lent me
I stayed for a while in his place, runnin' with
This crowd of his,
Partyin' day after day and meetin' everybody in the biz

Oh they know how to do it in L.A.
They know how tho make it seem brand new
Though it's true what they say, that it's only a dream,
And a dream is a wish you wish for you,
In L.A. the dream may come true

After the booze and the coke, the visions of the blue pacific
After the two-hundredth time I'd told him he was just teriffic,
I woke up one late afternoon and didn't know quite where I was
Leftover taste in my mouth, and with a morning after buzz,
I packed my bag and found myself a dancin' job
Worked the bar for tips and stripped for every lonely slob,
Counted every minute as the hours went by,
Then fell in bed and cried till there where no more tears to cry,
You try to stop the thought from coming that it never ends
You think about how far you are from home and friends
You get through one day at a time, you find a way of stayin'
numb
and don't look in the mirror to see what you've become

But they know how to do it in L.A.
They know how to make it seem brand new,
Though it's true what they say, that it's only a dream,
And a dream is a wish you wish for you
In L.A. the dream may ome true

Yes they know how to do it in L.A
They know tha somewhere up there the sky is blue
So smile when they say it's only a dream
And you'll get what's comin' to you
In L.A.
In L.A.
In L.A. the dream may come true



14-LET'S PLAY A LOVE SCENE (reprise)

You were the honest friend
I was the great pretender
I hid my feelings to the end
Now I want to say what it means to me
How I could never be the same without you

The way I know I really feel about you

The way I know I'll always feel about you

why can't we

Why can't we

Why can't we try

To play a love scene
We don't need the violins to play a love scene
Where we see how love begins
Find a way to start
And learn to play the part,
A perfect scene from a play unknown
Let's play a love scene
Let's play a love scene

We don't need the violins to play a love scene
Where we see how love begins
Find a way to start
and play it from the heart
A perfect scene from a play unknown
Let's play a...
Let's play a...
Let's play a love scene
Of our own!



15-BRING ON TOMORROW

We have arrived
At a moment in our lives
When the future passes into our hands
We will find out
Are we really strong enough
To fulfil what the future demands?

We can stand on the edge
And look out into space
And be awed by the wonders we see
We can all make a pledge
That the whole human race
Will become what we want it to be!

Bring on tomorrow
Let it shine
Like the sun coming up on a beautiful day
It's yours and mine
We can make a difference
It's not to late
Bring on tomorrow
We can't wait!

Long, long ago in a world
We never made
We wew children
Who were making believe

Closing our eyes
We were travelers in air
to a land we would not want to leave
But this fairy tale land
But this fairy tale land
Goes away as we grow
And we all have to say our goodbyes
And we now understand
That this world that we know
Can be ours if we open our eyes

Bring on tomorrow
Let it shine
Like the sun coming up on a beautiful day
It's yours and mine
We can make a difference
It's not to late
Bring on tomorrow
We can't wait

Bring on tomorrow
We can't wait
Bring on tomorrow
Let it shine
Like the sun coming up on a beautiful day
It's yours and mine
We can make a difference
It's not to late
Bring on tomorrow
We can't wait
Bring on tomorrow
We can't wait!



FAME* (BONUS)

As performed By Irene Cara and Lorraine Velez

I'm gonna live for ever
I'm gonna learn how to fly
I'm gonna make it to heaven
Baby remember my name!

Baby look at me and tell me what you see
You ain't seen the best of me yet
Give me time, I'll make you forget the rest
I got more in me, and you can set it free
I can catch the moon in my hand
Don't you know who I am?

Remember my name, Fame!
I'm gonna live forever
I'm gonna learn how to fly - high!
I feel it comin' together .
People will se me and cry. Fame!
I'm gonna make it to heaven
Light up the sky like a flame. Fame!
I'm gonna live forever
Baby remember my name
Remember, remember, remember, remember, remember,
remember, remember, remember

Baby hold me tight, 'cause you can make it right.
You can shoot me straight to the top.
give me love and take all I got to give
Baby, I'll be tough. Too much is not enough, no
I can ride your heart 'till it breaks,
Ooh, I got what it takes