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Curtain call: "Fame" opens at Woodlawn Theatre in December

APRILL BRANDON

By ABRANDON@VICAD.COM
Nov. 8, 2010 at 5:08 a.m.
Updated Nov. 10, 2010 at 5:10 a.m.


BY APRILL BRANDON

Wanna live forever? Well, how about starting by going to see "Fame the Musical"? (You know how it goes ..."Fame! I'm gonna live forever!").

And forget the movie versions. The Woodlawn Theatre in San Antonio is bringing this tale of a diverse group of talented students studying at the New York School of the Performing Arts during the early 1980s to life this December.

Exploring themes such as prejudice, identity, self-worth, literacy, sexuality, drug abuse and perseverance, the students' stories are told through song and dance, choreographed by resident choreographer Kimberly Oakman, according to the website, www.satheatre.com.

The historic Woodlawn Theatre opened in 1946 and boasts such random trivia as John Wayne hosted the premiere of his classic film "The Alamo" at the theater and the premiere of Pink Floyd's laser light show also made its debut at the venue. The theater is located at 1920 Fredericksburg Road in San Antonio.

"Fame the Musical" opens Dec. 4 and runs through Dec. 19. General admission is $10 and VIP seating is $15. Tickets can be purchased by calling 210-738-1117 or online at www.woodlawtheatre.com.

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