"Sing Along" Musical Film, With Alice Ripley, Myles Erlick and Heidi Blickenstaff, Will Screen in Los Angeles
By Michael Gioia
The short musical film "Sing Along," written and directed by Mark Oxman and featuring Tony Award winner Alice Ripley as the mother of young boy with Broadway dreams, will have a three-day theatrical run in Los Angeles beginning Sept. 24.
The 33-minute work features Ripley (Next to Normal, Side Show) as the mother of Billy Elliot cast member Myles 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, Heidi Blickentstaff ([title of show], The Little Mermaid), Remy Zaken (Spring Awakening) with a cameo by Patrick Page (Spider-Man, Cyrano).
Screenings at Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex in Santa Monica will be offered at 12:15 PM and 12:55 PM Sept. 24-26.
The film was shot in New York City in October 2012 and had its East Coast premiere in April 2013.
"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 and Kathy Fisher. Charles Salameno is executive producer.
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