Fame The Musical is Ireland's largest ever musical theatre search to find the characters of Nick and Serena for the musical version of the renowned movie and TV Series, Fame. Fame The Musical is set to be one of the country's most ambitious tours of a West End production to date and its first run will be in the spectacular new Grand Canal Theatre.
Fame The Musical will be hosted by Derek Mooney and leading the search will be; stage producer Robert C Kelly, actor and director, Simon Delaney and one of Ireland's most talented musical theatre exports, Jacinta Whyte. Their hunt will take them to Dublin, Cork and the heart of the West End in London, where budding performers will showcase their talent.
The judges will be looking for 'triple threats' to take on the challenging roles of Nick and Serena, so it is vital that the finalists can sing, dance and act. After the auditions, successful candidates will enrol in Fame School, an intense workshop phase where performers will be put through their paces.
On the final day of Fame School the judges will have the hard task of selecting the top six boys and top six girls who will go through to the 8 live shows in the Helix, where the public and the judges will decide who continues in the competition. Robert C Kelly and Simon Delaney will be joined on the judging panel by internationally acclaimed actress, singer and song writer Erica Gimpel, recognised the world over for her role as "Coco Hernandez" in the original hit television series FAME. Of the 12 young hopefuls who make it to the Helix, only one boy will win the part of Nick and only one girl will become Serena, and take pride of place in the nationwide tour of Fame The Musical.