Heidi Blickenstaff, Patrick Page and More Join the Cast of SING ALONG Short Film
Heidi Blickenstaff has joined the cast of SING ALONG, alongside Remy Zaken and Patrick Page. Sam Tsui, whose album, "The Covers" was released on Sh-K-Boom Records, has signed on to replace Levi Kreis due to scheduling conflicts.
Sam will playing Gavin, the History tutor who serves as a mentor for the lead character, Stephen. Patrick will cameo in the role of a homeless man who overwhelms Stephen when asking for change. Remy will be an unfriendly classmate who is unsympathetic towards his social disorder. And Heidi will play Ms. Kelly, the loving but stern teacher who struggles to accommodate Stephen when he acts out in class.
Tsui is a prolific musician who has become an Internet celebrity due to his wildly popular music videos on YouTube, alongside his longtime friend, Kurt Schneider. The two have appeared and performed on many popular television programs including "Oprah" and "The Ellen Degeneres Show." A web series they created called "College Musical" was turned into a feature length film.
Page currently stars in the hit show, "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" in the dual role of Norman Osborn and his alter ego, The Green Goblin. Past roles include the title character in "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas," Scar in "The Lion King," Decius Brutus in "Julius Caesar," Lumière in "Beauty and the Beast," and King Henry VIII in "A Man for All Seasons." He will next be seen in Roundabout Theatre Company's "Cyrano de Bergerac," in the role of Comte De Guiche.
Zaken was an original cast member in eight-time Tony Award winning "Spring Awakening," originating the role of Thea. Last summer, she starred as the title character in "Freckleface Strawberry," an Off-Broadway production based on Julianne Moore's best-selling children's book. In May of this year, she participated in the industry reading of "My Mother, My Sister & Me" alongside Valerie Harper.
Blickenstaff is perhaps best known for playing herself in the musical, "[title of show]." Other Broadway roles include Alice Beineke in "The Addams Family," Ursula in "The Little Mermaid," and Susan Hershey in "The Full Monty." Earlier this year, Heidi reunited with her "[title of show]" cast mates in The Vineyard Theatre's "Now. Here. This."
"Sing Along" will begin production in early October, filmed entirely in New York. The short follows an introverted and mildly agoraphobic young man who survives day-to-day life by imagining the world as a musical. Tony winner Alice Ripley ("Next to Normal") is attached as Stephen's mom, and Godspell's Uzo Aduba is a cafeteria lady who breaks into song. Billy Elliot's Myles Erlick will play the lead.