“★★★★” A musical that will live on forever…
Fame is one of my favourite musicals and I’ve already seen the production twice in the past. My expectations were high after loving this musical so much already and from the get go the show had a high buzz of energy!
The story follows a bunch of performing arts students who wants to make it big in New York. We follow the lives of these students from their auditions to their 4 years studying right up to graduation day. We see the determination from the students as they want to make their dreams a reality.
From start to finish the energy is high and the well choreographed numbers really do allow the dancing to do the talking.
Most of the cast were GOOD and this show showcases a range of characters as they all have their own moments to shine throughout the show. I think the female cast members deserve so much recognition, their performances were full of passion and fire and did outshine the male cast members on this occasions.
Stephanie Rojas really steals the show were her take on the character Carmen. Whilst the other students are following their journeys we really see the raw side of her life. She ends ups changing directions and we see a her drug addition as she struggles and you really feel for this character with the passion Stephanie gives on stage.
I was a bit disappointed that we didn’t see the iconic yellow taxi cab which I remember so well from previous productions. The show has been tweaked in a quite a few ways with some good and some not so powerful elements which did let the show down at times.
A full reprisal of the Oscar winning title song Fame at the end of the show had the audience on their feet dancing proving without doubt that the legacy of Fame the Musical will indeed live forever.
*Tickets for this show were gifted to me by Milton Keynes theatre – All views expressed are my own*