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Kirkland students bring NY to the Eastside with FAME Jr.

Students dance for Fame Jr. during a recent rehearsal. (From the back left) Shailey Harris, Chelsey Sanford, Ethan Yee, Stevie Cairns, Rebekah Kamer, Chloe Hoegger, Sara Anderson, Krista Geiger and Nathan Reichlin.   - Contributed
Students dance for Fame Jr. during a recent rehearsal. (From the back left) Shailey Harris, Chelsey Sanford, Ethan Yee, Stevie Cairns, Rebekah Kamer, Chloe Hoegger, Sara Anderson, Krista Geiger and Nathan Reichlin.
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CORE Theatrics proudly will present FAME Jr. featuring Kirkland students Carly Taylor, Isabella Adad, Jessica Sparks-Stuht and Sara Anderson.

The performance runs at 7 p.m. Feb. 28, March 1 and 2; and 2 p.m. March 3 at Lake Washington High School Performing Arts Center, 12033 N.E. 80th St., Kirkland.

“I am learning and growing so much while working with CORE Theatrics and the fantastic Fame cast,” said Jessica. “I am enjoying playing the dance teacher Ms. Bell!”

This is Sara’s first show at CORE, and she says she is “honored to be here. I have really enjoyed getting to know everyone. What a talented cast.”

FAME Jr. is set during the last years of New York City’s celebrated High School for the Performing Arts on 46th Street (1980-1984). FAME Jr. is the bittersweet but ultimately inspiring story of a diverse group of students as they commit to four years of grueling artistic and academic work. With candor, humor and insight, the show explores the issues that confront many young people today.

With its topical subject manner, singers, dancers and instrumentalists and high-energy, contemporary pop score (which includes the hit title song), FAME Jr. is an ideal musical for young performers.

FAME Jr. is a PG show recommended for ages 8 and up. The performance is directed by Leslie Connor, musically directed by Blake Saunders, and choreographed by Sheri Lewis.

Tickets may be purchased online at www.coretheatrics.com/upcomingshows.htm. Ticket prices are $14 students and seniors and $16 for adults. Group rates available for groups of 10 or more at $10 per ticket, email coretheatrics2008@gmail.com for group tickets.

 

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