This year’s Evergreen Middle School production of “Fame” is special in a number of ways:
• The plot is about real kids rather than fantasy characters.
• The performances will be at Evergreen High School, where students have the opportunity to perform on a large stage. The EMS production also is forging a stronger relationship between the two theater programs.
• More than 160 students tried out for the show, which is 20 percent of the student body.