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Fame-Show-Image-39By Amanda Nettles
College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office

CONWAY — “FAME-THE MUSICAL” is coming to the University of Central Arkansas’s Reynolds Performance Hall on Nov. 12 at 7:30 p.m.

“’FAME’ is an exciting story that has been told successfully in many ways, including a movie, television series and the Broadway musical coming to Reynolds,” said Amanda Horton, director of Reynolds Performance Hall. “This performance will include all of the elements that ‘FAME’ is known for, including captivating music, spectacular choreography and a dramatic story line that draws the audience into the thrill and angst of young artists trying to attain fame.”

Although now a musical, it was originally conceived and developed by David De Silva as a highly acclaimed movie by MGM/United Artists in 1980. The film earned four Academy Award nominations. The title song won and the network television series of the same name followed shortly thereafter. The TV show ran for six years in the 1980s, winning a number of coveted Emmy Awards, and made “FAME” one of the most highly received movie-turned television series events, garnering millions of viewers each week.

The performance contains adult themes and mature content.

Community members can win a “walk-on” role in “FAME-THE MUSICAL.” To enter, they must post a photo of what “FAME” means to them — a great dance pose, a celebrity impression, receiving an Academy Award — whatever they dream up. Their post on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter (or all three) must be tagged with @ucareynolds and use the hashtag #reynoldsfame. Every post will be considered a separate entry.

Four winners will be chosen randomly. Two will play students (age 13+ please) and two adults will play teachers. The winners will come to Reynolds before the show to get in costume, be on stage during their scene and then see the rest of the show with two complimentary tickets per winner. They will then take home an autographed program signed by the cast. Winners will be announced Wednesday, Nov. 9 via social media.

For more information, contact Horton at 501-450-3682 or

Tickets are $30-40 for adults, $27-37 for seniors and alumni, and $10 for UCA students. For tickets, call UCA Ticket Central at 501-450-3265 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, or toll free from anywhere in Arkansas at 1-866-810-0012 or visit

The UCA College of Fine Arts and Communication includes the Departments of Art, Music, and Film, Theatre and Creative Writing, as well as the School of Communication. The college’s primary mission is the preparation of the next generation of artists, educators and communicators. For more information about CFAC, visit or call 501-450-3293.