Turnaround Artists

Presenting the Arts off the Beaten Track

Turnaround Artists is a nonprofit arts presenting organization. Formally Artbeat, Inc – we have presented shows since 1987. Some of our shows include a 10 year run with In The Mood: A 1940's Musical, A Night With Janis Joplin, Darlene Love, Russian Grand Ballet, Moscow Festival Ballet, Fame, Menopause the Musical, Second City, The Midtown Men, Under The Streetlamp, Mariachi Sol de Mexico, In My Life: A Tribute to the Beatles, New Shanghai Circus, Ain't Misbehavin', Forever Tango, The Martial Artists and Acrobats of Tianjin, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Cirque Ziva-Golden Dragon Acrobats, and many more.

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FAME The Musical

  • Touhill Performing Arts Center One University Blvd St. Louis, MO (map)

After reaching some sixty million people in over 30 countries, FAME - the Musical (which is different from, but based on the hit movie and the Emmy Award winning television series) will tour the United States this season. The Academy Award winning song "Fame" is included in the show. It last toured America in 2003 and returns in an all-new presentation produced by the veteran team of James Murtha and William Weir under the direction of Dom Ruggiero.

 The high-octane show will have audiences dancing in their seats as they enjoy exciting staging and fast paced choreography. The special relationships unfold in a way that brings out the various distinctive personalities of the students and their dedicated teachers.  The lucky young actors who were given the chance to develop their talent learn the ups and downs of trying to be ready for a career in the arts.  

 The song - with it's unforgettable lyrics  - FAME - I'm gonna Live Forever!  Baby Remember my name… is universally know and is the fever pitch anthem that drives these talented young people forward in their quest. 

Superb music and dance numbers tell their story and are entwined with their personal relationships as they strive to grow and develop their talent. Having survived the auditions to attend New Yorks City’s High School of Performing Arts and chosen from some 4,000 that applied, only 97 were admitted. They are driven thankful and competitive as each personality seeks to make their own big splash in the glamorous performing arts world of music, dance and theatre.

The exhilarating dance numbers created for this production by the acclaimed choreographer Antoinette DiPietropolo will have the audience on the edge of their seats.  It is a full-throttle journey, which highlights their struggles, fears and dreams.  Each young artist must navigate their time in this "special" school that may well propel them into the world of entertainment. The production follows their four-year odyssey of triumphs and broken dreams right through graduation day, including a tragedy that they must all rise above as they go forward in cap and gown to sing the moving "Bring on Tomorrow"