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Casting and Kickstarter Announced for Big Screen Version of SATURDAY'S WARRIOR

A smash hit Mormon musical is finally hitting the big screen, but it's probably not the one you're thinking.

SATURDAY'S WARRIOR has been an important part of Utah and Latter-day Saint culture for more than 40 years due to the long-running 1974 stage musical and bestselling 1989 video version. The show's composer, Lex de Azevedo (Golden Globe-nominated for THE SWAN PRINCESS), is now producing a motion picture adaptation to be released in movie theaters in 2016.

Casting was recently announced for the film, which will be set in the 1970s and will feature most of the beloved music from the original musical, as well as new songs by Lex de Azevedo. Utah musical theatre favorites such as Anna Daines (Pam) and Carleton Bluford (Mack) will be joined by social media celebrity Kenny Holland (Jimmy), recording artist Alex Boye (Heavenly Guide), and other local talent. HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL choreographer Bonnie Story will choreograph the film, which is currently in production.

A Kickstarter has been set in motion to supplement funding for an international release. Rewards include autographed items from Lex de Azevedo, book writer and lyricist Doug Stewart, and Kenny Holland, as well as exclusive behind-the-scenes updates, private events, and more. The link is bit.ly/saturdayswarrior.

For more information, you may also visit the official Facebook page at www.facebook.com/saturdayswarrior.

Photo Credit: Back row L-R Monica Moore Smith (Julie), Alison Akin Clark (Terri), Ethan Mouser (Benjy), Anna Daines (Pam), Brian Clark (Adam), Kenny Holland (Jimmy); Front row L-R Jacob Buster (Ernie), Abigail Baugh (Emily), Bailee Johnson (Shelley), Caroline Labrum (Alice).



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