Act One is the planning of the twentieth reunion of the Class of '84. Act Two opens with the celebration of that reunion. Then TIME FLIES as we jump ten years to the tenth reunion of the Class of '04 and the thirtieth reunion of the Class of '84 being celebrated at the same time. We want to feel the emotional impact of time moving very fast in life.
Experience the audio book of Talent Springs Eternal, and experience the story as the characters come to life.
Prologue (3min 43s)
Everybody Wants to Be Maria (4min)
Time Flyer – Fly Me Higher (4 min 20s)*
It's in Her DNA (4min 57s)
The Seduction (1min 44s)
Carmen Inspires the Miracle Is Me (4min 12s)
Just When You Think (5min 07s)
DNA Dance (1min 38s)
Love Is Rare (5min 33s)
Schlomo in Dreamland (1min 57s)
Dreams before Birth (3min 05s)
Finale: I've Got Another Song to Sing (6min 24s)
* New Song: Lyrics by David De Silva and Music by Rick Hip-Flores
Fame Forever – Talent Spring Eternal (or Fame Forever, for short) is a direct sequel to the musical, Fame, which, in turn, is based on the movie of the same name. It was once again the conception of David De Silva (who is known affectionately as "Father Fame"); while Steve Margoshes returned to work on the music, newcomer Ben H. Winters was brought on to work the book and lyrics.
Fame Forever continues to follow the characters from the previous musical, although the action this time is set twenty years later. The Class of 1984 is celebrating its twentieth high school reunion, while a new crop of students is making its way through LaGuardia High School.
Fame Forever first hit the stage at the Kings Theatre with the Apollo Players in Glasgow, Scotland, in 2007. It had a twofold debut in America, with productions running nearly simultaneously at the Waterville Opera House in Maine and the The Players of Sarasota in Florida. The Congress Theatre in Eastbourne produced the English premiere of the musical some time after that. In 2013, the Father Fame Foundation produced the first professional cast recording of Fame Forever. The musical had its professional world premiere at the West End's Lyric Theatre on September 8, 2014, followed by a UK tour in 2015.
"'Art is the DNA of Species memory.' It seems apropos that Circle is kicking off its 61st season with the South East premiere of Fame Forever – Talent Spring Eternal, David De Silva's vibrant tribute to the endurance of talent as a driving force in our lives. With a cast of 30, directed by Tim Larson and choreographed by Kate Adams-Johnson, the production is a wonderful success, funny and touching, filled with fine musical numbers and an engaging plot which is not without its surprises. Fame Forever is a great evening of theatre, but beyond that it is, also, an anthem for our community of artists whose dreams are kept alive by the belief that talent does, in fact, spring eternal."
– Jaz Dorsey, Dramaturg and Critic, Nashville
"Fame Forever touches every emotion. People in the audience were saying how much they liked the way all the lives of the characters were intertwined... some saying they liked the fact that the storyline had more depth than Fame... and some audience members were even moved to tears by the beautiful songs. All commented on the energy and excitement of it too! What a joy it has been to have this fantastic, vibrant show to work on – Thank you! Of all the shows I have directed, this has been the most enjoyable – I'm so sorry it's over – I'd like to do it all over again!"
– Julie Storey, Director/Choreographer, Weymouth Operatic Society
"When I went looking for something to say about [Fame Forever], I couldn't think of a better phrase than 'Something Wonderful Right Away....' Grab your hat and call a cab, the tickets are looking like ice cream in July."
– Morning Sentinel
"...A wonderful success, funny and touching, filled with fine musical numbers and an engaging plot which is not without its surprises.... Fame Forever is a great evening of theatre, but beyond that it is also an anthem for our community, a community of artists whose dreams are kept alive by the belief that talent does, in fact, spring eternal."
– Jaz Dorsey
- Story Conceived by
- Book by
- Lyrics by
- Music by
Conceived & Developed By
David De Silva
David De Silva and Ben H. Winters
Ben H. Winters
In addition, the following credit shall appear on the title page for all programs:
“Time Flyer - Fly Me Higher”
Lyrics by David De Silva Music by Rick Hip Flores
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