Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Carmen. In some versions she gets hit by a subway, in others she dies of a drug overdose.
Dance. He's really good at dancing.
Nick. At the end, they become boyfriend and girlfriend.
'Mabel's Prayer'. She prays not to be the 'world's fattest dancer'.
'Can't Keep it Down'. It says so in the script.
|In "Mabel's Prayer" what does Mabel Washington pray not to be?||Fame's the Name
The world's fattest dancer. The song is devoted to her wish to not become the world's fattest dancer, and asks God to give her a sign that he will fulfill her wish. However, in my school's production of Fame in 2003, we decided to make her an anorexic. How's that for originality? Instead of "Mabel's Prayer" we stuck in "Never Alone" from the 1980's movie.
Lambchops. Grace's last name is "Lamb" and probably led to her nickname as "Lambchops". The first time we hear her full name is when Miss Sherman is taking the roll in "I pray I make P.A./Hard Work": "Lamb, Grace?"
Carmen Diaz. Coco had a few similiarites to Carmen Diaz-including her quest for fame! Their songs "Out Here on my Own" and "In L.A." parallel with each other too. This is because they both sybmolise the characters' loneliness and hopelessness they feel after a few years searching for fame elsewhere.
Carmen Diaz. In fact, "Bring on Tomorrow" was also their graduation song near the end of the musical-just before "Fame". In Act One, Carmen Diaz had composed a song to Schlomo's music, and together they brought out that final song: "Bring on Tomorrow", minus some of the lyrics.
Romeo and Juliet. "Romeo and Juliet" should be the correct answer. The "Pas De Duex" scene with Iris Kelly and Tyrone Jackson is the two characters' dance to "Romeo and Juliet" from first meeting to death, all in one dance.
|Who says "For crying out loud, Serena! How are we supposed to get any work done if you keep acting like an adolescent?"||Fame's the Name
Nick Piazza. This dialogue occurs just before "Let's Play a Love Scene". Nick's statement is countered by Serena Katz's: "What's wrong with acting like an adolescent when that's exactly what we are?"
Fame. "I Don't Know How To Love Him" is from a completely different musical! The musical it comes from is "Jesus Christ Superstar". The other two, "I Want to Make Magic" and "Bring on Tomorrow" are non-exsistent in the movie version.
|Who are the teachers arguing over in "The Teachers' Argument"?||Fame's the Name
Tyrone Jackson. Tyrone in the musical is dyslexic and finds reading difficult. Dyslexia is when a child finds reading difficult because the words appear muddled or mixed together or back to front. Signs of a dyslexic child will include putting certain letters back to front (e.g. 'd' as 'b'; 'p' as 'q' and vice versa), and extreme difficulty in reading and writing.
In L.A.. "In L.A." is the fourth to last song in "Fame". Carmen Diaz had come back from L.A. drug dependant and desperate. In the original script, she died from an overdose of what might have been cocaine (it's the only drug she mentions in the song).
The last three songs after this one are: "Let's Play a Love Scene (duet)", "Bring on Tomorrow (reprise)" and "Fame".
|Which character opens the graduation ceremony by dedicating the song they are about to sing to the memory of Carmen, who died a month earlier?||Fame! The Musical (LCR)
Schlomo Metzenbaum. Having written the song "Bring on Tomorrow" together with Carmen, Schlomo dedicates it to her.
Iris Kelly. Iris is admitted to the dance class although semester has already started, even though this is apparently very unusual.
"The Teachers' Argument". This is the point at which Miss Sherman and Miss bell argue over Tyrone's future - specifically over the importance of academic versus arts subjects. Miss Sherman sings the line when explaining about her background.
"Let's Play a Love Scene (reprise)". This is that moment when Nick finally sees the light and admits how he feels about Serena - slushy I know, but it's still great!
|A tougher one... Nick quotes Stanislavski's "An Actor Prepares" to Serena. But who does he say Stanislavski was?||Fame! The Musical (LCR)
The Founder of the Moscow Arts Theatre. Apparently according to the libretto, Konstantine Stanislavski was the Founder of the Moscow Arts Theatre, and was prepared to starve and suffer to bring real art to Russia.
Katz. Piazza is Nick, Tyrone's surname is Jackson and Mabel is Washington.
Vanilla pudding. Mabel finds it impossible to cut down on food, so decides being an actress is the way to go!
greens, beans and pork. Tyrone's rap tells the audience about why he has such a big chip on his shoulder, and sets the scene for the issues that arise later in the musical about him being illiterate.
"These Are My Children". This is the moment when we see Miss Sherman reveal her softer side - she's not just the ogre who lays down the law!
Best New Musical and Best Choreography. Over 100 amateur productions of "Fame!" are mounted each year in the UK alone.
|In the musical, Tyrone bears a remarkable resemblance to a character in the movie. Which character is it?||Fame Movie and Musical Mix
Leroy. His laid back attitude and natural aptitude for dance shine through.
Bring on Tomorrow. This song ends the musical, but in London, the production actually ends with the cast dancing on the iconic yellow taxi (made famous in the film) to the title song "Fame" as an encore.