"Sing Along" Film, With Alice Ripley and Heidi Blickenstaff, Offers Opening-Night Tickets Via Kickstarter
By Adam Hetrick
Theatre lovers will have the opportunity to attend the U.S. premiere of the new independent short "Sing Along," about a young boy who transforms his reality into a musical, which stars Tony winner Alice Ripley, Heidi Blickenstaff and Myles Erlick.
The production team for "Sing Along" is in the final stages of a Kickstarter.com campaign to raise the last of the funding for the film that was conceived and will be directed by Mark Oxman.
Through Aug. 17, fans who are willing to donate to the campaign can nab tickets to the film's premiere, which will take place in New York City in March or April 2013. Packages also include an autographed storyboard of their choice, an autographed copy of the script, and an autographed 11x17 promotional poster, as well as a DVD screener and a digital copy of the original soundtrack.
Backers who pledge funding via Kickstarter.com will also have their names in the end credits of the film.
"Sing Along" will feature original songs by Ron Wasserman.
Shooting will begin in New York this October for the film that centers on a young boy named Stephen, 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.
As previously reported, Ripley (Next to Normal, Side Show) will portray the mother of Billy Elliot cast member Erlick, who stars as Stephen. Godspell cast member Uzo Aduba is also part of the film as 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) and a cameo by Patrick Page (Spider-Man, Cyrano).
"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."
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