Timberline wows with Fame: The Musical

Brooke Rogers, centre, plays Mrs. Myers, the acting teacher at the High School for the Performing Arts in Fame: The Musical performed by Timberline Musical Theatre. Photo by Jocelyn Doll/Campbell River Mirror
Heather McLean was a member of the musician chorus in Fame: The Musical present by Timberline Musical Theatre. Photo by Jocelyn Doll/Campbell River Mirror
Shelby Rogers was a member of the actors chorus. Photo by Jocelyn Doll/Campbell River Mirror
Kynan Smith was a member of the dancer chorus. Photo by Jocelyn Doll/Campbell River Mirror
Alysha Irvine plays Miss Esther Sherman, english teacher. Photo by Jocelyn Doll/Campbell River Mirror
Connor Hogg plays Nick Piazza. Photo by Jocelyn Doll/Campbell River Mirror
Cameron Johnson as Tyrone Jackson learns to dance with Emma Gordon as Iris Kelly. Photo by Jocelyn Doll/Campbell River Mirror
Matthew Hunter as Schlomo Metzenbaun and Sophie Tooke as Grace Lamb are not impressed when they have to play classical music instead of rocking out. Photo by Jocelyn Doll/Campbell River Mirror
Ashley Hogg plays Carmen Diaz. Photo by Jocelyn Doll/Campbell River Mirror
Zachary Theberge-Phye plays comedian Joe Vegas. Photo by Jocelyn Doll/Campbell River Mirror
Tyler-Dale Moon plays Serena Katz and Connor Hogg plays Nick Piazza. Photo by Jocelyn Doll/Campbell River Mirror
Chloe Tucker is a member of the musician chorus. Photo by Jocelyn Doll/Campbell River Mirror
Rebekah Spring-Grimson plays Ms. Greta Bell, dance teacher. Photo by Jocelyn Doll/Campbell River Mirror
Ashley Hogg plays Carmen Diaz in Fame: The Musical put on by Timberline Musical Theatre. Photo by Jocelyn Doll/Campbell River Mirror
Alysha Irvine plays Miss Esther Sherman, the english teacher at the High School for the Performing Arts in Fame: The Musical, presented by Timberline Musical Theatre. Photo by Jocelyn Doll/Campbell River Mirror
Sophie Tooke plays Grace Lamb, sassy drummer in Fame: The Musical by Timberline Musical Theatre. Photo by Jocelyn Doll/Campbell River Mirror
Jenna Beauregard plays Mabel Washington in Timberline Musical Theatre’s production of Fame: The Musical. Photo by Jocelyn Doll/Campbell River Mirror

Opening night of Fame: The Musical by Timberline Musical Theatre had the audience laughing, crying and singing along.

The musical follows the highs and lows of the final class of the High School for the Performing Arts in New York City from 1980 to 1984.

“Even though Fame: The Musical is set in the early 80s, the struggles remain the same for today’s teenagers: self-confidence, drugs, peer/family pressure, and striving for success and happiness,” said Céline Ouellette, director.

The show continues with performances this Thursday, Friday and Saturday.