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fame the musical

Fame the Musical


The London version of FAME, was the most popular dance musical ever. In 2006 it was in the Netherlands for a short exclusive tour and it  was an enormous success and for this reason, for the theatre season 2007/2008, it will be in the Netherlands again. The English cast has been extended for these shows with a surprising large number of national and international personalities: Jody is being assisted by Ivo Chundro as Tyrone and Carolina Dijkhuizen is Carmen. The roles in the teaching staff are interpreted by Donna Lynton as the English teacher, Heddy Lester as ballet teacher, Eric Beekes as music teacher and Hans van de Togt as a drama teacher.  


Jody Bernal - Joe, student drama

23-year old Jody Bernal made a crushing impression with his  debut single Que si, Que No in 2000, it was no. 1 in the charts for no less than 15 weeks . More than one million albums were sold. Jody is the Latin singer of the Netherlands. At present he is one of the favorites in the TV-show Holiday On Ice.

Carolina Dijkhuizen, Carmen, music student

Carolina has played many splendid roles. The past two years she had the leading part in the dutch production of The Lion King as Nala. Befor that she was Aida in the musical Aida. At present Carolina plays the role of Bagheera/mother Messua in theatre production jungle book. Beside her musical work, Carolina sing demo's, acts in commercials and played a role in the TV-series Bon Bini Beach.

Yvo Chundro - Tyrone, ballet student

Yvo Chundro played in the musicals Aida and Boyband. In the musical Alladin, with amongst others, Hakim, he interpreted the title role. He played Tyrone in the German version of Fame and danced in shows with Ruth Jacott and Enrique Iglesias. This season Yvo plays together with  Ara Halici the main part in the musical HONK, a version of the tale `The ugly Duckling'.

Heddy Lester - Mrs. Bell, ballet teacher

Singer and actress Heddy Lester started her career with the duo April Shower. With the 'Mallemolen' she represents the Netherlands at Euro Vision song festival in 1977. For its first solo program she receives the Pall Mall Award. From 1987 on, Lester acts mainly in the theatre with parts in musicals like Anatevka, That's Life, Alleen Op De Wereld, Sinatra en Life Is A Cabaret. This season she plays she performs in the play De Stille Kracht by Louis Couperus.

Donna Lynton - Mrs. Sherman, English teacher.

Donna Lynton was born in the US. She has worked with celebrities such as The Temptations, The Drifters, James Brown and The Supremes. Also she part of the immense popular formation The Ronettes. Donna had an unprecedented number of hits. She interpreted the title song for Charlie's Angels. It became a huge success. This was followed by  hits like: Let The Curtains Fall and Send In The Clowns. Love brought Donna to The Netherlands.

Eric Beekes - Mr. Scheinkopf, docent music

Eric Beekes has many TV appearances and acted in many theatre productions, such Potasch en Perlemoer and Dubbelleven. The previous season he got very positive press thanks to his creation of aunt Cato in the musical Pietje Bell. Next to that, he produces and acts  in many youth theatre productions, such as Mijn Tante zit op Wolk Negen (My aunt is sits on cloud nine). For its activities in the youth theatre he has been awarded with the Universal Peace Federation for Children Award.

Hans van de Togt - Mr. Myers, drama teacher

As  face of the AVRO and announcer of the unforgettable Rad van  Fortuin, Hans van de Togt is a surprising acquisition for the cast. Hans acted in films such as Mamma is Boos and Te Gek Om Los Te Lopen.  Hans granted its collaboration to a show of Ton Vorstenbosch. This show ran four times in the Kleine Komedie. Next to that he acted in the sitcom TV7 by Mug Met De Gouden Tand.


CONCEPT David de Silva
MUSIC  Steve Margoshes
STORY Jose Fernandez
LYRICS Jacques Levy
TITLE SONG Dean Pitchford & Michael Gore