THOSE of us who are a certain age will remember the motto well: Fame costs and right here is where you start paying.
Long before silly competitions taught you that talent wasn’t essential to make it in the industry (and look at how that panned out), all eyes were fixed on the New York School of Performing Arts – the television series, the film and the book.
It was a colossal hit and the soundtrack, including Irene Cara’s theme tune, was a major smash.
This weekend, it takes a turn on the stage of Milton Keynes Theatre, when MK Community Theatre Company, under the directorial eye of Paula Diamond, will do it justice.
Head back to the early 80s and follow the students as they explore issues including prejudice, identity, self-worth, literacy, sexuality, drug abuse and perseverance.
And they have to perform on stage!
There are two chances to catch the delivery of local talent – take your pick from the 5pm or the 8pm showing.
‘It is a bittersweet, but ultimately uplifting story that explores issues facing many young people today,” Paula said.
January is a notoriously dreary, dully, depressing month.
You deserve to sample something that will put a smile on your face and give you a glow.
This is that show.
And besides, there are a whole host of local kids who have worked hard for this.
Tickets are on sale at £16 and £14 and you can book yours by giving the box office a call on 0844 871 7652.