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We are delighted to announce that the Sunderland Empire Stage Experience project for 2012 will be...

Approved by ATG's PR & Communications Officer, David Bradbury

Fame - The Musical
Music by Steven Margoshes
Lyrics by Jacques Levy
Book by Jose Fernandez
Based on a concept by David DeSilva
(Title song Fame written by Dean Pitchford and Michael Gore)

By arrangement with Josef Weinberger Ltd. On behalf of Music Theatre International of New York.

We are now looking for budding performers and theatre technicians aged between 9 and 25 years old to take part in next year's project (please note technical team applicants must be aged 14+).

Stage Experience is an intensive two week theatre summer school giving young people from across the region the opportunity to train and perform on the north east's biggest stage. Under the guidance of a professional Director, Musical Director, Choreographer and Technical Team, 2 weeks of training and rehearsals, beginning on Mon 23 July, culminate in 4 performances on the Sunderland Empire stage (3 & 4 Aug).

Fame - The Musical is the exhilarating stage adaptation of the Academy Award-winning movie and popular TV series of the same name. This breathtaking show follows the lives of a group of students attending New York's High School for the Performing Arts as they reach for the stars and the bright lights of the entertainment industry.

To apply to take part in this fantastic project, simply return your completed application form (available to download here or contact us for a hard copy) together with 4 passport photos by no later than Friday 13 April 2012. Please send to Stage Experience, Sunderland Empire, High Street West, Sunderland, SR1 3EX. Places are limited so please apply early to avoid disappointment; late applications will not be accepted. All performers must attend a free audition.

Auditions for performers will take place at the Sunderland Empire on Saturday 28 April, 9am for ages 9-13 and 1.30pm for ages 14-25. Call backs for principal roles will be held on Sunday 29 April, 9am - 1pm. Interviews for technical team members will be confirmed on application.

The project fee of £175.00 includes two weeks professional tuition, loan of costume, souvenir t-shirt and disc of project photos (you may be asked to provide some aspects of your costume). A £20 discount is available for siblings. A limited number of funded places are available; please contact us for more information.

Once accepted onto the project further information will be provided via email - please ensure that you have a working email address and notify us immediately of any changes.

Click Here for Fame The Musical – Show Information (The Plot)

Click Here for Fame The Musical – Show Information (Principal Roles)

Click Here to download the Fame The Musical – Audition Form

For more information, email sunderlandeducation@theambassadors.com or call 0191 5661056.