Get ready to get “lovestruck” by Chelsea Kane and Drew Seeley!
ABC Family’s new original movie musical, “Lovestruck: The Musical” (formerly “Elixir”) is set to premiere on ABC Family on April 21 and also stars Jane Seymour and Sara Paxton and will feature a mix of original songs and popular songs by Lady Gaga, Madonna and Whitney Houston.
“Lovestruck: The Musical” tells the story of Harper (Jane Seymour), one of the best dancers to hit Broadway. But an injury caused her to leave the spotlight, become a choreographer, and raise her daughter, Mirabella (Sara Paxton). When Mirabella, the star of Harper’s next big production, decides to quit the show to get married, her mother is determined to put a stop to the wedding and show Mirabella that she cannot give up her career for love, especially to marry playboy Marco (Alexander DiPersia). After the long flight to the Italian wedding site, Harper takes a swig from a strange bottle that is supposed to dull the pain of an old dance injury. Instead, the elixir magically turns Harper 30 years younger.
Harper’s younger appearance (Chelsea Kane plays Young Harper) allows her to secretly infiltrate the wedding – only to confront a huge obstacle in Mirabella’s father, Ryan (Tom Wopat), who can recognize his ex-wife in any form. After he too experiences the reverse-aging effects of the elixir (Drew Seeley plays Young Ryan), Ryan teams with Harper to reverse the damage she’s done to Mirabella and Marco’s relationship, hopefully in time to save the wedding.
A digital only soundtrack will be available featuring the cast covering pop hits, including Lady Gaga’s “Just Dance,” Madonna’s “Like a Virgin,” Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance with Somebody,” and Usher’s “DJ Got Us Fallin’ in Love,” among others, as well as original songs. The soundtrack will be available on Itunes in advance of the movie’s premiere.
Be sure to mark your calendars for April 21 at 8pm!