Madeley teenager Andrea Lim (16) and Hillarys-based New Zealander Mohi Campbell have been cast in the theatre adaptation of the 1980 film Fame, which tells the story of New York City’s High School of Performing Arts through the eyes of a group of students, who must learn to deal with the intense pressure of attending such a school.
In his first major musical role, Campbell plays Tyrone Jackson, whom he describes as a dyslexic kid from the streets with an anti-authority attitude.
“This gives me the opportunity to showcase what I can do as a performer,” he said.
Co-star Lim takes the role of Mabel Washington, a boisterous dance student who is struggling to lose weight.
Lim began with the Australian Performing Arts Network last year, completing a Certificate IV in music theatre.
She featured in a WA production of Disney’s High School Musical at the Regal Theatre, as well as taking part in Telethon, the turning on of the Christmas lights and the City of Perth nativity play.
“This show gives me the opportunity to sing, dance and act,” she said.
“Although set in the ’80s, the students’ struggles are the same, regardless of the era – practice, stretching oneself and the audition process, sprinkled with new romance.”
Fame the Musical runs for two shows on February 6 and 7.