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The Drama Group to Close 2017-18 Season with ‘Fame, the Musical’

Fame, the Musical
(Source: The Drama Group)
By: Tina Zagone

To close the 2017-18 season, The Drama Group is revved up to bring ‘Fame, The Musical’ to the south suburban audience. This high-octane musical, directed and choreographed by Liz Yerkovich, will be performed at The Drama Group’s Milord Studio Theatre on July 27, 28, August 2, 3 & 4 at 7:30 p.m .and matinees on July 29, August 4 & 5 at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets are $21 for adults; $20 for seniors and $15 for students with ID. Group discount rates are also available. Good seats are available. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 708-755-3444 or online here.

The Drama Group’s Milord Studio Theatre is located at 330 W. 202nd Street in Chicago Heights. For directions and other information regarding Drama Group activities, please visit our Website.


An unmistakable title from the unforgettable film and television franchise, FAME, The Musical inspired generations to fight for fame and light up the sky like a flame!  Conceived and developed by David De Silva – now known affectionately to the planet as “Father Fame” – this high-octane musical features Academy Award-winning title song and a host of other catchy pop numbers.  The show follows the final class of New York City’s celebrated High School for the Performing Arts from their admission to their graduation.  All the struggles, fears and triumphs – from prejudice to substance abuse – are depicted with razor-sharp focus as the young artists navigate the worlds of music, drama and dance.

Liz Yerkovich, the Director/Choreographer for FAME, THE MUSICAL claims “art imitates life” as she is a choreographer and dance instructor in her everyday life at The Dance Company in Frankfort, IL and witnesses every day the sacrifices and triumphs in the lives of her dancers.

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Jessica Cepolski Serena Katz New Lenox, IL
Danny Provis Joe Vegas Frankfort, IL
Abigail Brown Iris Kelly Tinley Park, IL
Dillion Ruzich Nick Piazza Frankfort, IL
Mary Zopf Lambchops/Grace Lamb New Lenox, IL
Alicia Cuccia Ms Greta Bell Mokena, IL
Aaron Wolf Mr Sheinkopf Chicago, IL
Michael DePriest Reed Mr Myers Robbins, IL
Samm Hilger Miss Esther Sherman Burbank, IL
Chris Paicley Goody / Goodman King Chicago Heights, IL
Elena Karnezis Carmen Diaz  
Aimee Jarzembowski Mabel Washington Chicago, IL
Michael Kennedy Tyrone Jackson Homewood, IL
Tom Cook Schlomo Metzenbaum New Lenox, IL
Christine Rauwolf Dance Major New Lenox, IL
Calista Harvey Dance Major Mokena, IL
Tara Collins Dance Major Monee, IL
Kylie & MacKenzie Brady Dance Majors Frankfort, IL
Christin Monroe-Haynes Dance Major Crete, Il
Olivia Feiberg Dance Major New Lenox, IL
Lauren Dauber Dance Major Frankfort, IL
Hanna Kunkle Dance Major Manhattan, IL
Anna Breitbarth Dance Major Frankfort, IL
Alexa Zeller Dance Major Frankfort, IL
Natalie Mattson Dance Major Lockport, IL
Alexis Portillo Dance Major Chicago, IL
Eli & Allison Wesselhoff Acting/Music Majors New Lenox, IL
Mandy Sigale Acting/Music Major Flossmoor, IL
Matthew Ryan Acting/Music Major Chicago Heights, IL
Shelby O’Neil Acting/Music Major New Lenox, IL
Ty Kruizenga Acting/Music Major New Lenox, IL
Hailey Brisard Acting/Music Major Chicago, IL
Ethan Fasio Acting/Music Mokena, IL
Production Team    
Liz Yerkovich Director/Choreographer New Lenox, IL
Kelsey Zakrewski Assistant Choreographer Chicago, IL
Angela Marciszewksi Musical Director Flossmoor, IL
Regina Gadotti Assistant Director Chicago Heights, IL
Gil Oliva Set Design Oak Lawn, IL
Rick Keeley Light Design Normal, IL
Dawn DeVries Costumes Park Forest, IL
Regina Gadotti Make up & Hair Design Chicago Heights, IL
Terrance Brown Sound Chicago, IL
MJ Renzi Set construction New Lenox, IL
Dayna Sterkowitz Stage Manager Olympia Fields, IL
Barbie Whitney Paint chair Richton Park, IL
Jeanne Markionni Production Manager Frankfort, IL
Tina Zagone Marketing / Publicity Olympia Fields, IL
Diane Kaffka Publicity Photos Tinley Park, IL