FAME! Westside School musical takes the stage

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Westside School and the Performing Arts department would like to extend an invitation to you to see FAME! – this year’s fall musical.

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The cast and crew have been working hard and will take the stage tomorrow night, Thursday, December 8 at 6:30 p.m.

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We spoke with several members of the cast to learn more about their roles and the production:

simmons-ava Ava, seventh grade, in the role of Iris Kelly.

 smith-greg Greg, seventh grade, in the role of Tyrone Jackson

viscon-graycie Graycie, eighth grade, in the role of Miss Sherman (the English teacher)

Each of them told us why they wanted to be part of FAME! and what message resonated so clearly with them. Ava said the key message is all about hard work, and how that work can lead to achieving goals. Greg said his favorite message about the production is you should follow your dreams, anything is possible when you put your mind to it. And Graycie loves that education and the arts are equally important are communicated.

We asked the cast members to share their favorite song from the show, and Ava and Graycie both love “There She Goes!”/Fame,” Greg added it has everyone in the musical dancing and having fun! I also like this song because the dancing needs everyone to make it complete, which is a great way to build teamwork between our musical theater family. 

Each of the students expressed gratitude for the performing arts department here at Westside School, with Ava telling us I really enjoy the process of putting together a show and working with my friends. And Greg echoed that sentiment saying I enjoy making new friends…(musical theater) gives two or more people something to bond over – whether it’s dancing, acting or singing.

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Don’t miss this special performance!

*In the event of unsafe driving conditions due to significant snow accumulation, this performance will be re-scheduled for Monday, December 12 at 6:30 p.m. Westside School will communicate to our community in the event this is necessary.