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Mama I Want to Sing (2011)

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A preacher's daughter, Amara, sings in the church choir before being discovered by a well-established musician. Soon she rises to international fame as a pop singer.

Writers:

Charles Randolph-Wright (screenplay), Vy Higginsen (play)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ciara ... Amara Winter
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ahmaya-Knoelle Ahmaya-Knoelle ... Nicole
Paris Bennett ... Elyse
Kristen Broussard Kristen Broussard ... Amara's Hairstylist
Juanita Bynum Juanita Bynum ... Beverly
Alexandra Cheron Alexandra Cheron ... Kimberly
Carl Jay Cofield Carl Jay Cofield ... Armstrong
Daurice Cummings Daurice Cummings ... Airplane Passenger / Supper Club Patron
Dugie Dugas Dugie Dugas ... Lillian's Body Guard
Tracey Dundas Tracey Dundas ... Lillian's Make-up Artist
Shonda Farr ... Holly
Ross Francis ... Adam Keene
Dena Gill Dena Gill ... Amara's Makeup Artist
Geraldine Glenn ... Still Photographer
Adrian Hammond Adrian Hammond ... Himself
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Storyline

Inspired by the hit off-Broadway play, Amara Winter, a strikingly beautiful and charismatic young singer, is on the verge of pop stardom. Raised in the church by her father, Reverend Dr. Kenneth Winter and mother, Lillian Winter, Amara and her younger brother Luke have a very strong bond. After her fathers untimely death, her mother is thrusts into the limelight in the role as preacher, a daring move that ultimately catapults her to the top of the gospel world. Paralleling her mothers success, Amara soon becomes a huge star in her own right, taking the pop music world by storm. Conflict begins to ensue when her mother is confronted with and unequivocally disapproves of Amara's secular music and videos. Amara must learn to pursue her dreams while both navigating the often treacherous world of celebrity and striving to remain true to herself and family. Amara and her mother must work through their differences realizing that their journeys are not quite so different after all. A ... Written by Talisa Jackson

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Genres:

Musical

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild thematic elements
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 February 2012 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Color:

Color
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Trivia

Vy Higginsen, the original playwright for the off-Broadway production of 'Mama, I Want to Sing!', assisted Charles Randolph-Wright with the script. See more »

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