The pop-culture phenomenon about the legendary New York High School of the Performing Arts lives forever.



Keyboard 1
Keyboard 2


The pop-culture phenomenon about the legendary New York High School of the Performing Arts lives forever.


This licensed version is an amalgamation of the 2001 National Tour productions in the US and the UK.

Despite the confusing names for both of the Keyboard books, there are actually two keyboard parts in this show, both with programming. There is a Piano/Conductor Book as well as a Key 2 book but there is also a Keyboard 2/Conductor book which is the same as K2 except with the vocal part and instrumental cues. We recommend the MD plays and conducts from the Piano/Conductor score and your other keyboard player plays from the actual Keyboard 2 book.

There are several patches in this show that range from Brass and Woodwinds to Percussion along with various types of Pianos, both acoustic and electric. There is lots to do in these books so an advanced player is needed who can navigate the parts and programming.


Keyboard Programmer: Kevin Roland


Conceived and developed by: David De Silva
Book by: José Fernandez
Music by: Steve Margoshes
Lyrics by: Jacques Levy
Title song “Fame” written by: Dean Pitchford and Michael Gore
Music orchestrated by: Harold Wheeler and Steve Margoshes
Musical Director: Jo Lynn Burks

Conducted by: Jo Lynn Burks
Associate Conductor: Michael Gribbin
Drummer: Mark Mulé
Guitarist: Kim Norton
Trombone: Brian Johnson
Percussion: Mark Danni
Trumpet: David Zalud
Electric Bass: C.R. Melberg
Saxophone: Matt Taylor


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 the 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 in 1980 to their graduation in 1984. All of 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.


MTI Access Code

If you have obtained the performance rights for this show, please enter the Access Code provided to your organization by MTI to automatically verify your license and proceed to payment. If you do not have this Access Code or have not yet obtained the rights, you can still proceed by choosing your programming and filling out the short form below. You will have an opportunity to upload your contract or have us manually verify your license prior to payment. Once that process is complete, you will receive an email with an invoice and link for payment before receiving download instructions for the programming.

Select Your Programming:

Our keyboard patches require the industry standard MainStage 3® application available only in the Apple App Store. This is only available for Mac computers running MacOS. MainStage® is NOT available for Mac iOS devices such as the iPad. We apologize that our programming is not available for Windows users at this time.

  • Select EACH part/book you would like to license programming for.
  • Each book selected requires a separate computer running MainStage 3®.
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