Ariana DeBose, the Tony-nominated star of Broadway's Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, has a message for smartphone users. In the new musical short film from “Musicals with a Message,” DeBose takes to the streets of New York City to sing and dance about the merits of using your phone a little less.
A Smart Phone User’s Guide to Etiquette, seen above, is written by Noni Culotta and Mary John Frank, and directed and choreographed by Frank. The short film features cinematography by Drew Levin, music production by Byron Wu, original song arrangement by Culotta and Avi Amon, and editing by Ali Mao.
A Smart Phone User’s Guide to Etiquette is executive-produced by Becky Morrison and Matt Reed, and produced by Caitlin Mae Burke.
The supporting cast is made up of Brendon Chan, Chris Makens, Elizabeth Dunn (choreography assistant and dancer), Emily Derrick, Gabriela Selino, Hannah Seiden, Holly Wilder, Jalisa Brown, Jeanette Abell, Jocelyn Iris Rajkumar, Lina Jonnerhag, Louis Chavez, Mateus Barbosa Da Silva, Melany Smith, Nichole Forde, Ruby Berube, Saki Masuda, Tony Lee, Tovi Wayne, Vanessa Martinez, Zachary Flores, Russel Valdez, Akiko Tokuoka, Ana Sofia Lopez Siller, Anastacia Clarke, Bre Short, Chelsea P. Freeman, Elizabeth Shew, Georgeanna Rivera, Mary Kate Hartung (choreography assistant and dancer), Olivia Greco, Pippa Matthew, Clinton Edward, Gabriela Selino, Kristin Yancy, Liz Bustle, Mary Kate Hartung, Melany Smith, Nicole Baker, Nickemil Concepcion, Alexandra Lance, Domanick Hubbard, Gina dePool, Hannah Seiden, Janae Bonnen, James Sutton, Kelly Zitka, Lexi Viernes, Maya Lazaro, Megan Dillon, Mike Magers, Morgan West, Sai Napat Rodboon, Samantha Barriento, Spencer Rice, and Sydney Mesher.
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