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St John’s International School stages Broadway hit Fame Jr on 12 & 13 May

St John's International School stages musical Fame
09:34 03/05/2023

The story focusing on how the young can achieve their goal in life - whatever obstacles may be thrown in their way – inspired generations of youngsters.

Fans and critics alike made a real song and dance about the pop-culture phenomenon and now Theatre St John's International School in Waterloo is doing the same with its own production on 12 and 13 May.

The hit Broadway stage show about a legendary New York High School of the Performing Arts became an even bigger smash on the big screen.

St John's International School

For those unfamiliar with the story, it is set during the final years of New York City's celebrated High School for the Performing Arts in the early 1980s.

The version being revived by the performing arts department at the school is called “Fame JR” and tells the same bittersweet, but ultimately inspiring, story of a diverse group of students who commit to four years of gruelling artistic and academic work.

With candour, humour and insight, the show explores the issues that confront many young people today, said a school spokesperson, adding, “It promises to be an amazing musical production.”

St John's International School

Fame Jr is staged by the Middle School and involves 52 students aged between 12 and 14 years old. Each year, St John’s Performing Arts department stages two big musical theatre productions. High School students are responsible for the autumn term one, while Middle School students provide the entertainment in spring. 

The Early Learning School and Primary students each have theatre performances during the school year.

Tickets for Fame Jr cost €10 and €16. For Friday’s show book here; for Saturday’s show, book here.

Fame Jr
12 May, 19.00-22.00
13 May, 14.00-17.00
St John's International School
Drève Richelle 146


Written by The Bulletin