Film Musical "Sing Along" to Star Alice Ripley, Levi Kreis, Uzo Aduba and Myles Erlick
02 Jul 2012
Photo by Dirty Sugar Photography
Tony Award winners Alice Ripley and Levi Kreis have signed on for the upcoming short musical film "Sing Along," which will begin shooting this October in New York City.
Mark Oxman conceived and will direct the film about a young boy who escapes the difficulties of his own reality by turning his life into a musical number. "Sing Along" will feature original songs by Ron Wasserman.
Joining Ripley (Next to Normal, Side Show) and Kreis (Million Dollar Quartet) are Godspell cast member Uzo Aduba and young Billy Elliot cast member Myles Erlick.
"Sing Along," according to a release, "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."
Erlick will play Stephen, with Ripley as his mother, and Aduba and Kreis as people he encounters at school.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.