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Director : Rich Gittins

Musical Director : Cillian Donaghy

Choreographer: Anthony Whiteman

This production of fame was exclusively created, produced and performed online with the UK creatives in London and the cast in the Netherlands during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This iconc and unmistakable title from the unforgettable film and television franchise, Fame The Musical inspired generations to fight for fame and light up the sky like a flame! 

The show follows the final class of New York City's celebrated High School for the Performing Arts from their admission in 1980 to their graduation in 1984. All of the struggles, fears, and triumphs - from prejudice to substance abuse are depicted with razor-sharp focus as the young artists navigate the worlds of music, drama, and dance.

Fame was the ideal choice for an international collaboration, that allowed the students of DAPA thew chance to showcase their skills.

DAPA is a course of the NME foundation.


Thanks to years of experience, the NME foundation guarantees both educational expertise and artistic substantive knowledge and the link to professional practice via NME events and Harlekijn - Talent Scouting & Theatrical Productions.


The academy offers a wide range of top-level courses. With the unique training concept and the international network with which internship opportunities are realised, DAPA offers its students unprecedented opportunities. The DAPA offers many different programs of Performing Arts, such as Musical Artist, Dance Artist and Drama Artist and has ambitions in the field of Production Design and Costumes & Masks.


Each training is composed on the basis of recognised guidelines, supplemented with current developments in the professional field. DAPA students are successful in the professional artist world. They find work in the following sectors:

• (Music) theatre productions;

•Entertainment industry;

•Film and television;

•Music industry.


Whether you want to perform on stage, design costumes or program theatre technology, the Dutch Academy of Performing Arts offers you a place to start your career as a theatre professional.

More can be found out about DAPA here

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