By Andrew Gans
28 May 2014
Jeffrey A. Johns penned the screenplay, and the film features original music by Danny Abosch, Tony Asaro, Andrew Byrne, Ken Clifton, Arie Gonzalez, Anne Market and Robert Shapiro with a score by Dean Andre.
The cast stars Jeffrey A. Johns, Adam Huss, Rena Strober, Lee Meriwether, Blake Peyrot, Harrison White, David Pevsner, Mitch Poulos, Oscar-winner Shirley Jones, Emmy winner Sally Struthers, Christopher Atkins, Matt Wool and Arie Gonzalez.
Waiting In The Wings: The Musical, according to production notes, concerns "two entertainers, destined for the big time, [who] are mismatched in a casting office from two very different online contests. Anthony (Jeffrey A. Johns) is an optimistic and overtly naïve musical theatre performer living in Big Timber, Montana with big Broadway dreams. Tony (Adam Huss), on the other hand, is an extremely attractive and more than somewhat cocky stripper making the big bucks in the Big Apple. Anthony envisions his big break when he enters a contest to be in an Off-Broadway show in New York City. Tony sees '$' signs when he finds a competition entitled, 'America’s Strip Search!' Thanks to these online contests being held by the same production company and our leading men having the same name an unexpected case of mistaken identity explodes. Hilarity ensues as they realize that 'to make it' they're gonna have to learn some new tricks."