By Adam Hetrick
25 Feb 2013
|Photo by Meredith H. Keffer|
Filming is now complete on the 33-minute work that features Ripley (Next to Normal, Side Show) as the mother of Billy Elliot cast member Erlick, who stars as Stephen. Godspell cast member Uzo Aduba is also part of the film, playing a cafeteria lady who breaks into song. The cast also features Youtube sensation Sam Tsui, Blickentstaff ([title of show], The Little Mermaid), Remy Zaken (Spring Awakening) with a cameo by Patrick Page (Spider-Man, Cyrano).
"Sing Along," according to the creatores, "stars a 14-year-old boy living in New York City, with Broadway theaters as his backyard. Deeply introverted and mildly agoraphobic, his love of musicals translate to an overactive imagination, stemmed from his natural creativity. But it leads to trouble in school and more at home, where his naysayer mother crushes his artistic nature and his dream of being on Broadway himself."
The film features original songs by Ron Wasserman.