Based on the original Oscar-winning 1980s hit film and TV series, Fame follows a group of talented dancers, singers, actors and artists as they hone their talents through four years of study at the prestigious New York High School of Performing Arts.
The story begins with thousands of applicants auditioning for a place in the school. Denise Dupree (Naturi Naughton), the protagonist in this movie impresses the teacher at the auditions and continue to impress him afterwards. A classical pianist all her life, she wants to pursue something else, but her parents object.
Meanwhile, Jenny Garrison (Kay Panabaker) is having difficulties loosening up and being crazy like everyone else in her drama class. She is jealous of Marco Ramone (Asher Book) for topping the class as the best singer despite his happy-go-lucky attitude. Ironically, Marco shows interest in Jenny and decides to ask her out.
Upon the coaxing of Victor Taveras (Walter Perez) and Malik Washburn (Collins Pienne), Denise decided to try out singing behind her parents’ back.
The demanding standards of the school pay off. After four years the students seem well on their way to fame, with some being offered positions with world famous dance troupes, while others go on Sesame Street!
Apart from the glitz and glamor of fame, this movie also shows the real world that awaits these students as they exit the four walls of their school, and are quickly faced with setbacks or life-changing decisions.
Fame is a musical packed with lots of singing and dancing guaranteed to get you humming along to the songs after the movie ends. For those who aspire to be a performing artist, Fame will only fan the fire.