|FAME: THE MUSICAL
| Open: 05/01/15 Close: 05/10/15
Amas Musical Theatre’s (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer) Rosetta LeNoire Musical Theatre Academy will present FAME: The Musical, based on the 1980 musical film conceived and developed by David De Silva, with a book by Jose Fernandez, lyrics by Jacques Levy, and music by Steve Margoshes (Title song “Fame” by Dean Pitchford & Michael Gore). Directed by Christopher Scott and David Drake (Associate Director), choreography by Monica Johnson and musical direction by Trevor Bachman, the production will feature 29 members of “The Teen Academy.” Performances will begin on Friday, May 1, 2015 (and continue through May 10) at The Theatre at the 14th Street Y (344 East 14th Street – between 1st & 2nd Aves). Tickets are $20 (adults) and $17 (students & seniors) and can be purchased by calling Ovation Tix at (212) 352-3101 or by visiting https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/943381. For more information please call (212) 563-2565 or visit amasmusical.org.
FAME: The Musical follows the final class of students from admission to graduation at New York City's celebrated High School for the Performing Arts. With a contemporary rock score, FAME shows the struggles, fears, and triumphs of these young artists as they navigate the worlds of music, drama, and dance to achieve their dreams. Long before “Glee” there was FAME!
The cast of 29 includes Teen Academy members: Cassie Barckett, Daniella Berman, Paul Byrd, Julien Feret, Soli Garzon, Celia Gooding, Wayne Hampton, Fofie Johnson, Nicole Klokin, Audrey Lang, Emily Lang, Benjamin Miller, Sheika Murray, Andrew Odnoralov, Katherine Oquendo, Louise Palmer, Crystal Phitts, Alani Gabrielle Ramirez, Jahata Richards, Michelle Richards, Isabella Rivera, Quincy Rodriquez, Aysha Saldana, Infinity Stewart, Jameel Timberlake, Amy Tolentino, Emily Viega, Molly Viega and Benjamin White.
| Open: 09/27/06 Close: 09/28/06
Maggie and Tino are star-crossed lovers. He's a good kid trying to escape the streets. She can sing all the words to Verdi's operas, but she can't write her name. Set in the fast-paced world of New York bike messengers, Magpie has a contemporary score steeped in the Latin rhythms of the city.
directed by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj
|On The Town
| Open: 05/12/06 Close: 05/21/06
Classic muiscal about three sailors on a 24 hour leave in New York City.
|Signs of Life presented by Amas Musical Theatre in association with Snap-Two Production, Inc.
| Open: 02/16/10 Close: 03/21/10
Signs of Life is an exploration of life in the Jewish artists’ ghetto created by the Nazis in the Czech town of Terezin during World War II. Hitler renamed it Theresienstadt and his propaganda cynically proclaimed it “A City for the Jews”. He proceeded to populate Theresienstadt with the most prominent artists, composers, scientists, and scholars of Europe. A vibrant artistic community emerged and the ghetto was alive with concerts, plays, and lectures. The Nazi’s, for their own international propaganda purposes, coerced their prisoners to depict Terezin as a place where they lived free lives. But hidden from the watchful eyes of their captors, the artists created secret pictures and writings which were concealed and smuggled out to alert the world to what was really happening. They felt that, because of their covert efforts, the truth could survive. Signs of Life is a true story of love, defiance and the power of art.
|TEA FOR THREE: Lady Bird, Pat & Betty
| Open: 05/30/13 Close: 06/29/13
Emmy Award-winning actress Elaine Bromka takes on three women who suddenly found themselves celebrities in politically tumultuous times: Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon and Betty Ford. TEA FOR THREE offers a witty, intimate and thought-provoking perspective on the politics of love, devotion, and first ladydom, revealing the personal cost of what Mrs. Nixon called the “hardest unpaid job in the world.”
| Open: 05/06/16 Close: 05/15/16
Amas Musical Theatre’s (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer) The Rosetta LeNoire Musical Theatre Academy will present Urinetown: The Musical, a musical comedy with music and lyrics by Mark Hollman and book Greg Kotis about a dystopian future where water is worth its weight in gold. Winner of three Tony Awards, it is a side-splitting satire of greed, love and revolution…and musicals! Directed by Christopher Scott, with choreography by Monica Johnson and musical direction by Evan Alparone, the production will feature 24 members of “The Teen Academy.”