TO OFFER YOUNG PEOPLE OF ALL BACKGROUNDS, CULTURES AND LIFESTYLES, THE OPPORTUNITY TO PRODUCE PROFESSIONAL-QUALITY THEATRICAL PRODUCTIONS, STUDY MANY ASPECTS OF PERFORMING AND VISUAL ARTS, DEVELOP LIFE SKILLS AND EXPLORE CAREER OPTIONS IN THE ARTS WHILE PROVIDING OUTSTANDING ENTERTAINMENT TO THE COMMUNITY.
We provide a safe place for budding young artists to explore the arts and develop their skills.
Through our fully-staged musical productions, young performers work with professional directors, musical directors and choreographers to create an exciting, high-quality show. Kids, ages 8-18, learn about and experience theater from audition to performance, both on stage and behind the scenes. Our performers learn to be responsible, considerate team players.
GO-FAME was originally founded as an afterschool drama program at Minnie Gant Elementary School in Long Beach. Our first production was an original version of Alice In Wonderland in 2005. Sixty students, grades 1-5, performed to sold-out audiences in the University Theater at CSULB. Over the years, we continued to produce one full-scale musical each year and the program grew to over 120 performers. In addition to our shows, we provided after school classes such as Introduction to Drama, Animation and Ballet Folkorico.
Today, GO-FAME produces a full show season including 2 large scale musicals, 2 small scale shows, classes and workshops.
We participate in our community through a variety of programs including collaborations with schools and other youth and arts organizations. We also provide complimentary tickets to Boys Town, who works with children in foster care, and VetTix, who provides tickets to active and retired military personnel. We are pleased to support local PTAs and other local nonprofits by donating items for silent auctions and other fundraisers. We also provide entertainment for other nonprofit organizations such as the Children's Benefit League and the Signal Hill Historical Society.
We create a fun, safe and happy community of performers and future patrons of the arts.