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A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song -- When Katie falls hard for the new boy at her Performing Arts school, she tries to get his attention with her singing. However, her stepmother has other ideas.
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Cyrano De Bergerac meets Cinderella. Over-worked, harried and terrified of being put back in foster care... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Lucy Hale ... Katie Gibbs

Freddie Stroma ... Luke Morgan

Missi Pyle ... Gail Van Ravensway

Megan Park ... Bev Van Ravensway

Matt Lintz ... Victor Van Ravensway (as Matthew Lintz)

Manu Narayan ... Ravi / Tony Gupta

Jessalyn Wanlim ... Angela

Titus Makin Jr. ... Mickey O'Malley

Dikran Tulaine ... Guy Morgan

Lucy Davenport ... Ms. Plumberg
Christopher Monroe Stokes ... Dude #1 (as Christopher Stokes)
Jermonte D.M. Hatcher ... Dude #2
Robert Jarvis Jr. ... Dude #3
Adam Powers ... Dude #4

A.J. Kelly ... Hunky Jock #1 (as Andrew Kelly)
Josh Randall ... Passing Guy
Richard Wes Howren ... Another Passing Guy (as Richard Wesley Howren)

Onira Tares ... Crazy Girl
Madison McMillin ... Girl Nearby
Samuel Henegar ... BPT Goth #1 (as Samuel Aaron)
Hardin M. Minor ... Maurice
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jackson Alvarez ... Dancer
Jazmia Battle ... Dancer
Taylor Bradley ... Dancer
Julie Champagne ... Dancer
Rusty Deats ... Dancer
Abby Earnest ... Dancer
Kiara Nicole Ely ... Dancer
Natalie Griffie ... Dancer
Shena Holley ... Dancer
Ashley Kellogg ... Dancer
George Lawrence Jr. ... Dancer

Adriana Leonard ... Dancer

Asia Diamond Mason ... Dancer
Brittany McGinley ... Dancer
Abbey Moody ... Dancer
Leah Perison ... Dancer
Anna Rednour ... Dancer
Joy Spears ... Dancer
Brooklyne Willaimson ... Dancer
Khadijah Wilson ... Dancer
Ric Bagoly ... Talent Show Attendeee (uncredited)
T. Julian Bell ... Keyboardist (uncredited)
Carolyn Foland ... Audience Member (uncredited)
Bryan Fulton ... Juggler (uncredited)
Beth Gosnell ... Talent Show Attendee (uncredited)
Brandon Luck ... Bass player (uncredited)
Jennifer Murphy ... Student (uncredited)

Emily Pierce ... Party girl (uncredited)

Alyson Stoner ... Back Up Dancer (uncredited)
Pat Thomas ... Talent Show Attendee (uncredited)

Directed by
Damon Santostefano 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Leigh Dunlap  based on characters created by
Erik Patterson  written by
Jessica Scott  written by

Produced by
Keith Giglio .... co-producer
Ilyssa Goodman .... executive producer
Peter Greene .... co-producer
Michelle Johnston .... executive producer
Tom Keniston .... line producer
Dylan Sellers .... producer
Clifford Werber .... executive producer
Original Music by
Braden Kimball 
Cinematography by
John Peters (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Tony Lombardo 
Casting by
Donna Morong 
Production Design by
Jonathan A. Carlson 
Art Direction by
Brian Stultz 
Set Decoration by
James Edward Ferrell Jr.  (as Jim Ferrell)
Costume Design by
Molly Maginnis 
Makeup Department
Gina Baran .... hair stylist
Wendy Bell .... makeup artist
Julie Delaney .... department head hairstylist
Kari Delaney .... hair stylist
Linda Kamp .... makeup artist
Erin Keith .... makeup artist
Sandra S. Orsolyak .... department head makeup artist (as Sandra Orsolyak-Allen)
Holly Sago .... key makeup artist
Cecilia Verardi .... makeup artist
Production Management
Tom Keniston .... unit production manager
Jan Kikumoto .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ryan Bennett .... second second assistant director
Brian Avery Galligan .... second assistant director
Michael G. Jefferson .... first assistant director
George Parra .... first assistant director
Art Department
Kim Breece .... art department assistant
Danielle Couture .... art department coordinator
Thurston Edwards .... buyer
Tom Fleming .... storyboard artist
Vincent E. Immordino .... greens: and on-set dresser
Otto Lindsey .... prop assistant
Alton McClellan .... charge scenic
Frank T. Pearson .... construction foreman
Thomas Michael Ryan .... foreman
Jeffrey Schlatter .... construction coordinator
James Shaughnessy .... leadman
Andrea 'Drew' Sywanyk .... on-set dresser (as Andrea Sywanyk)
Jessica Toy .... property coordinator
Geanina Vasileseu .... graphic designer
Richard Waldrop .... property master
Dana White .... assistant property master
Helen Williams Ward .... storyboard artist (as Helen Ward)
Michael Williamson .... set dresser
Kara Leigh Maloney .... property production assistant (uncredited)
Sound Department
Andrea Baker .... adr loop group
Jason Brennan .... dialogue and adr editor
Ed Carr .... sound re-recording mixer (as Edward Carr)
Cathy Cavadini .... adr loop group (as Catherine Cavadini)
Will Collyer .... adr loop group
Vicki Davis .... adr loop group
John DeMita .... adr loop group
Aaron Fors .... adr loop group
Willow Geer .... adr loop group
Chuck Hamilton .... mix technician
Barbara Harris .... adr loop group
Jack Hill .... boom operator
Tim LeBlanc .... sound re-recording mixer (as Timothy O. Le Blanc)
David Michie .... adr loop group
Thomas J. O'Connell .... adr mixer
Jason Oliver .... adr mixer
Rick Owens .... foley artist
Jason Pace .... adr loop group
Shelley Roden .... foley artist (as Shelly Roden)
Terry Rodman .... sound supervisor
Carl Rudisill .... sound mixer
Brian Seagrave .... audio post-conform
John Skoglund .... sound utility
Trevor Sperry .... foley mixer
Deron Street .... first assistant sound editor
Special Effects by
Aaron John Failing .... special effects technician
David Hill .... special effects technician
James Jenkins .... special effects
Jeffrey L. Loy .... special effects supervisor (as Jeff Loy)
Visual Effects by
Roman Bazyuchenko .... visual effects producer (as Roman Bazychenko)
Dmytro Berezovskyi .... compositing artist
Igor Beyko .... compositing artist
Alexandra Glukhova .... compositing artist
Ilia Goncharov .... compositing artist
Alexandr Koreshko .... cg supervisor
Andrey Masyuk .... compositing artist
Deborah Ross .... main title design
Evgen Skorobogadro .... compositing artist
Burlin Taras .... cg supervisor (as Taras Burlin)
Robert Vega .... title animation
Jean Daniel Zacharias .... visual effects producer (as Zacharias Jean Daniel)
Phil Green .... stunt driver
Dino Muccio .... stunt coordinator
Haley Nott .... stunt double: Jessalyn Wanlim Wanlim
Camera and Electrical Department
Hobie M. Bohlen .... rigging grip
Michael Bonsignore .... dolly grip: "a" camera
Tom Dean .... rigging best boy (as Thomas H. Dean)
John W. DeBlau .... chief lighting technician
Lynn Dodson .... assistant chief lighting technician
T. Ryan Dodson .... electrician
T. Ryan Dodson .... lighting technician
Jason Dunn .... grip
Derek Grover .... digital imaging technician
Daniel R. Haizlip .... best boy grip
Geoff Herbert .... key rigging grip
Adam Hinson .... rigging gaffer
W.C. 'Chunky' Huse .... key grip (as 'Chunky' Huse)
Roy Knauf .... second assistant a camera
Chris McFeely .... best boy rigging grip
Josiah Morgan .... second assistant camera: day player
Cristiano Palermi .... lighting technician
Matthew A. Petrosky .... camera operator: "a" camera
Matthew A. Petrosky .... steadicam operator
Dwayne Pless .... electrician
John Slade .... technocrane technician
Zach Smart .... digital utility
Dave Spencer .... b dolly grip (as David Spencer)
Steve A. Stephenson .... rigging grip
Michael Tackett .... still photographer
Dan Turek .... first assistant b camera (as Daniel Turek)
John Verardi .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Jessica Ward .... second assistant b camera
Bo Webb .... camera operator: "b" camera
Casting Department
Kendra Shay Clark .... casting associate
Craig Fincannon .... location casting
Lisa Mae Fincannon .... location casting
Vanessa Neimeyer .... extras casting director
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Catherine Bayley .... set costumer
Stephanie Hagens .... costume assistant
Pamela Incardona .... costume supervisor: LA
Lauren Mallard .... set costumer
Shea Masterson .... costume supervisor: NC
Claire Parkinson .... costume assistant
Dawn M. Williams .... principal costumer
Editorial Department
Karlo Babakhanian .... iq assistant
Roger Ames Berger .... iq artist
Tim Cravens .... post-production assistant
Travis Dultz .... additional editor
Travis Dultz .... assistant editor
Sue Gates .... colorist
Casey Leming .... electronic graphics designer: and operator
Lonnie A. Mathes .... assistant editor
Amber Taylor .... project supervisor
Location Management
Vick Griffin .... location manager
James Billy Hill III .... location assistant
Tony Morin .... assistant location manager
Music Department
Nelson Beato .... playback singer
Greg Cham .... music supervisor
Stella Choe .... associate: choreographer
Ron Finn .... music editor
Jordan Hill .... music playback
Josh Johnson .... synth programmer
Michelle Johnston .... choreographer
Chris McGeary .... supervising music editor
John Paesano .... score producer
Gregory Sieradzan .... music supervisor
Matthew J. Ward .... music scoring mixer
Transportation Department
Larry Wayne Boswell .... picture car coordinator
Neil Castles Jr. .... transportation coordinator
Reggie Hayes .... transportation
Skip Long .... transportation captain
Scott Siler .... transportation co-captain
Todd Luckey .... production van operator (uncredited)
Other crew
Christopher W. Allen .... stand-in
Laura Bartlett .... studio teacher (as Laura Perry Bartlett)
Ceasar Bozeman .... set production assistant
Michelle Lee Brown .... craft service (as Michelle Brown)
Robyn M. Brown .... craft service
Steven Buchanan .... digital dailies
Shaun Cain .... assistant accountant
Scott Corbett .... set medic
Michele Cusick .... key set production assistant
Hart Ebersole .... accounting clerk
Rebekah M. Erford .... office production assistant
Kate Segovis Galligan .... assistant: Damon Santostefano (as Kate Segovis)
Geoff Gregg .... office production assistant
Corey L. Howard .... set production assistant
Eric Ladd .... title designer
Lisa Moricoli .... assistant: to Mr. Santostefano (as Lisa Moricoli-Latham)
Adam Paulsen .... assistant: to Mr. Sellers
Noelle M. Pflum .... production office coordinator
Cornelia 'Nini' Rogan .... script supervisor (as Cornelia Rogan)
Carrie Shaughnessy .... assistant production office coordinator
Chris Sprister .... adr voice
Tarin Squillante .... set production assistant
Pat Sweeney .... set medic
Aaron Lee Syrett .... film commissioner
Jennifer Taginski .... set medic
Stephanie Leigh Wiley .... production secretary (as Leigh Wiley)
Jessica Williamson .... accountant
Pamela Williamson .... production accountant
Brian Yonck .... wb staff production administrator
Kathy Sue Holtorf .... stand-in (uncredited)
Patrick Priest .... additional set production assistant (uncredited)

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Rated PG for language, and some crude and suggestive content
Argentina:88 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Lucy Hale and Megan Park are both from hit ABC Family shows. Hale is in Pretty Little Liars (2010), and Park in The Secret Life of the American Teenager (2008).See more »
Continuity: In the scene when Beverly and Luke are out to dinner, the amount of water in their glasses changes between shots throughout the scene. Also, in between shots, the water in Beverly's glass is moving and in the other shot, it's not.See more »
[Feeling threatened, Gail orders Katie to demonstrate her singing ability]
Gail Van Ravensway:[handing Katie her guitar] Now let's hear this amazing voice.
Katie Gibbs:[playing guitar and singing about Gail] Like a malignant tumor, she's got no sense of humor./Just like a swollen blister, it's best to just resist her./She's not exactly a witch, more like a terrible b...
Gail Van Ravensway:[yanks away her guitar] Well, your lyrics stink, but Guy's right. You've got chops.
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Movie Connections:
Follows A Cinderella Story (2004)See more »
I Love The Way You Love MeSee more »


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30 out of 33 people found the following review useful.
Perfectly good mindless entertainment., 18 September 2011
Author: xanxei from Sweden

I saw this on a whim, expecting it to be cliché ridden and annoying, the way most things are which are aimed at a young audience, but Cinderella Story winked, stuck its tongue out, and then thoroughly entertained me for ninety minutes.

There's no substance here and that's a good thing. Cinderella Story knows what it's trying to be, and wisely maintains its light, laid back tone for the duration, avoiding the common comedy mistake of trying for some ham-fisted poignancy in the third act.

There is a fair amount of clichés, but most melt seamlessly into the deliberate borrowing from Cinderella, Cyrano de Bergerac and Bollywood, and are nicely smoothed over by the movie's easy charm. The humour is surprisingly subtle at times and the rest of the time not so much, but though it does beat the audience over the head with stupidity for cheap laughs on occasion, it doesn't overdo it to the point where it becomes offensive to one's intelligence. The silliness is quite easy to forgive, actually, as almost every character is likable, including the villains, and the heroine is considerate enough to skip the self-pitying woe-is-me emo nonsense we've come to expect, and be someone a person can actually root for.

The acting is okay on most fronts, with the hero being a bland and boring exception.

The script, direction and editing are likewise solid, though there is a missed opportunity towards the end to better resolve the arc of a supporting character who was given a redeeming moment earlier, indicating there would be some kind of reconciliation. It's a minor annoyance, but it bugged this reviewer when that reconciliation never came. Perhaps due to this, the pacing seemed to falter slightly at the very end, making the appearance of the credits feel a little abrupt.

The soundtrack is like the movie itself; bright bubblegum pink but fun and produced nearly to perfection, with a crisp studio sound, upbeat rhythms and catchy melodies.

On the whole, this is a solid little comedy/musical. It won't be the most memorable movie experience of your life, but if you're in the mood for a little light entertainment, it's hard to see how Cinderella Story could disappoint.

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