SING! (A New Drama) Apr 6, 2012 14:03:38 GMT -6
Post by Brian Melanson on Apr 6, 2012 14:03:38 GMT -6
New York, The city of dreams. Where the lights of Time Square illuminate Broadway and the glorious players on the stages. Young Calli Forbes from Nashville, Tennessee, has left her roots from the country side to the bright lights of New York. When she comes across a small theater, The Evelyn James Theater, she learns that not everything about Broadway is perfect. But when the theater is threatened to be closed, Calli takes a stand and fights back.
Upon the terms, the Theater group has six months to rehearse the show written by Robert Tate (Lenny Kravitz) and Brenda Fitch (Idina Menzal) called “Stand”, a Broadway show with music that would relate to the show. But when Calli is cast as the lead, rivalries start between her and Melody (Lindsay Pearce). But as Evelyn James once said “It’s not about the roles. It’s about the art”. From the creator of “The Path not Taken”, Brian Melanson presents, a story about Love, Friendship, Hate, Music, and Broadway. SING: Stand up and Sing!
Taylor Swift as Calli Forbes
BIO: Calli Forbes was your average American girl. She went out with friends. Listened to music. Played guitar. But the one thing she knew she would do is become a star on Broadway. From the age of seven, she knew her name would be up in lights. But that did not stop her from being a friend. Her huge heart is what sets her apart from other stars on Broadway. Upon arriving in New York, she faces hardships until she comes across the theater group that would change her life. And after being casted as the lead, she has made both friends and enemies in this theater. Could it change her sweet southern hospitality, into a raging drama queen?
Lindsay Pearce as Melody Hillford
BIO: From age Three, Melody has been the talk of the town in New York. Born and raised she never lost sight of the craft that was Theater Arts. A child actor and she is using her fame to revive the Evelyn James. But what she’s hiding is, after a scandalous article about her, she must revive her good reputation as the “good girl” but what lies underneath is the diva from hell.
Grant Gustin as Alec Porter
BIO: He was just your boy next door. After acting in his High School productions, he thought Broadway was the place he belonged. The most important thing to him is kindness, generosity and sometimes a friend. Alec is always there for those who need him. Behind the extraordinary talent as both as a singer and actor, lies the kind hearted boy next door. But when his eyes are set upon Calli, he will start to fall not only for her but off the stage?
Matthew Bomer as Jackson Queens
BIO: Jackson was just an average guy before he came out of the closet and his life became a living hell back home. The only way he knew out was to start a new life, in a new place, with a new name. But Broadway has changed him, and could he lose sight of who he once was? Or will it all come back to haunt him?
Lenny Kravitz as Ronald Tate
BIO: Once Broadway actor now turned playwright, has had a knack for telling stories from a young age. His debut show as a playwright was a failure and has been blackballed in Broadway. But that did not stop him from doing what he loves. Could “Stand” be the show that puts him back onto the map and removes the black mark on his name?
Idina Menzal as Brenda Fitch
BIO: Brenda Fitch has had to raise herself from the start. No parents to care for her, she raised herself. Not once did she let anyone walk over her. The only place she could be herself was the stage, under the lights, singing songs until her voice cracked. When she and Ronald became friends, they wrote the show “Stand”. But through the process, did Brenda develop feelings that she’s never had for anyone before?
SING FOR WHAT YOU BELIEVE IN! Calli Forbes (Taylor Swift) has been waiting for this day her whole life. The day she could go onto Broadway. As she auditions for various shows and struggling on her pay check to stay in her apartment, she comes across “The Evelyn James Theater” which was once owned by a Broadway legend. And when singing a song and getting the lead role in a show. Her life changes. But when she learns that the theater would be closing, she takes a stand and tries to think of ways to help the theater. The First Episode in the SING series
1.02: Watch the Sandbags Sweetheart
WE CAN'T GIVE UP NOW! Rehearsals have begun on the show “Stand”. And tensions are higher than ever! With the theater falling apart, and no money to fix it. Calli and Alec set out to find new ways of getting money. Meanwhile, Brenda and Ronald set out to find the ensemble cast.
CREATORS NOTES:This show, I feel, will be different from anything I've ever tackled before. I've always had a passion for the theater and Broadway. Glee was a huge inspiration in this but so was the My Chemical Romance song "SING". I wanted to do this show for a while. But it took a while to perfect the story of the season and how it would play out. The casting is a crew of actors I have yet to work with so it'll be fun to see new faces when writing this show.
But as for the message I want to give with this show, is the that it's not too late to give up on your dreams. That's what the main theme of the show is. Currently I am plotting on other cast members that would join the show but would be the guest cast because I have many stories planned for the characters.
Leave your thoughts on what could change, could be added, could be removed ETC Just leave a comment and I can't wait to see your thoughts ;D