Fame – The Musical

Fame – The Musical Performed at St. Mary’s, Menston

Fame The Musical (2017)

Audiences at St. Mary’s, Menston were treated to three incredible performances of the musical Fame.  Each performance was a huge success and once again St. Mary’s students surpassed themselves with their talent and professionalism.

Fame - The Musical is a spin off from the well-loved film of the same name.  The story is set some years after the film, and although the show tells of a new era of characters, the love of performing arts and the drama of the High School of Performing Arts is at the heart of the show.  The story unfolds as each of the students juggles creative and academic education, guided by their dedicated teachers.

Fame is the most diverse show ever staged at St. Mary’s, showcasing the wide range of talents the school’s students have in Performing Arts (Music, Drama and Dance).  The music was extremely difficult and special credit must be given to Kathryn Bradley (Year 11), Dan Cullen (Year 9), Oliver Horan and Harrison Smith (both Year 12) who performed in the band to such a high standard, alongside several staff members.

Matthew Hickie (Tyrone Jackson) and Jess Smith (Iris Kelly) worked tirelessly to choreograph their own duets and challenged each other with different styles of dance, performing beautifully.

Caragh Casserly played Carmen Diaz and her interpretation of the character showed a maturity beyond her years.  An outstanding performance.  

”The production was a huge success. I would like to thank the whole cast for their dedication and hard work. It really was testament to their teamwork and support for one another that made this show so special.”
— Miss Claire Andrews, Creative Faculty Leader and Production Director

“I am extremely grateful to all staff and students for their dedication in the execution of such a wonderful production.”
— Mr D Beardsley, Headteacher

  • There will be a display of photos from the performance outside H2. Please anticipate it!

The Cast

Photo: Cast photo taken on the evening of the final performance

Photo: Cast photo taken on the evening of the final performance

The Actors
Nick Piazza Gabriel Jones
Serena Katz Phoebe Kendal
Jose (Joe) Vegas Sam Speed
Magnus Cameron
Annabelle Russell
Alexandra Sorley
Sabrina Spilker
Aisling Hendron
The Musicians
Schlomo Metzenbaum Anthony Beckwith
Grace ‘Lambchops’ Lamb Louisa Morris
Goodman ‘Goody’ King William Sammon
Rosie Egan
Katie Fearnley
Jess Whitcombe
Tasha Cooper
Liv Deacon
The Dancers
Iris Kelly Jess Smith
Tyrone Jackson Matt Hickie
Mabel Washington Molly Cheetham
Carmen Diaz Caragh Casserly
Caitlin Baran
Rhiannon Boardman
Niamh Bray
Eve Brown
Millie Carroll
Hannah Chatwin
Emilia Corkery
Martha Hudson
Lily Humphreys
The Teachers
Mr Myers Jake Marshall
Mr Sheinkopf Matthew Speed
Ms Greta Bell Arian Bradley
Miss Esther Sherman Daisy Lyons
The Band
Guitar Mr M Harvey
Bass Mr B Dobson
Tenor Saxophone/Flute Mr T Keefe
Alto Saxophone Oliver Horan
Trumpet Dan Cullen
Piano 1 Mr P Scholey
Piano 2/Synth Kathryn Bradley
Percussion Harrison Smith
Chorus Vocalists Frances Jezzard, Theo Labbett, Olivia Nelson,Melissa Redmond, Rachael Redmond

The Crew

Front of House/ Tickets Year 12 Drama and Theatre Studies Students
Refreshments Mrs B Pounder
Photography Mr M Gosling
Stage Management Rosie Smith and Year 13 Drama and Theatre Studies Students
Technician/sound Mr G Davis
Lighting Miss C Andrews
Follow Spot Operators Robert Utting, Archie Bange
Props Set and Costume Mrs E Carter, Mr C Tindall, Mrs C Barnes
Assistant Director Miss E Slater
Choreography Mrs C Zubrzycki, Mrs N Gee
Musical Director Mr P Scholey
Director/ Producer Miss C Andrews

With grateful thanks to all staff who have helped with the production on the night! 

With special thanks to ITT teachers for all their help, and to the site management and catering teams for all their support