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Most Valuable Players (2010)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Comedy, Drama | 6 August 2010 (USA)
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Documentary about the Freddy Awards, similar to Broadway's Tony Awards, that gives high school musical theater geeks one night of the year to shine in a Pennsylvania town that devotes all its resources to high school sports.

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Matthew D. Kallis
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Credited cast:
John Andreadis John Andreadis ... Self
Frank Anonia Frank Anonia ... Self
Shelley Brown Shelley Brown ... Self
Rita Cortez Rita Cortez ... Self
Zachary Gibson Zachary Gibson ... Self
Corey Jones Corey Jones ... Self
Amanda Kostalis Amanda Kostalis ... Self
Jill Kuebler Jill Kuebler ... Self
Vic Kumma Vic Kumma ... Self
Deena Linn Deena Linn ... Self
Ali Mosser Ali Mosser ... Self
Mark Stutz Mark Stutz ... Self
Jennifer Wescoe Jennifer Wescoe ... Self
Katie Wexler Katie Wexler ... Self
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Across the USA, high school sports are regularly lavished with funding, publicity and scholarships while theater geeks struggle to put on the school musical hoping for some attention of their own. In the sports crazy Lehigh Valley, PA, a hundred-year-old theater remedies the inequality with the Freddy Awards - an annual live television event that recognizes excellence in local high school musical theater. Illustrating that arts education encourages the same teamwork, camaraderie and confidence as sports, MOST VALUABLE PLAYERS follows three high school theater troupes on their creative journeys to the elaborate award ceremony - the "Super Bowl" of high school musical theater. Written by Anonymous

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Meet a new kind of high school all-star....


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Trivia

Writer/Producer Christopher Lockhart was prompted to make the film after he accidentally discovered a clip of the Freddy Awards on YouTube. See more »

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"Les Miserables" is misspelled in the closing credits. See more »

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John Andreadis: Dad's crying? Dad doesn't cry.
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Special thanks to Marge Simpson. See more »

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Throughly Modern Millie
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen
Lyrics bySammy Cahn
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22 August 2010 | by kenkingsoundSee all my reviews

It's very unusual to find a film, dramatic or documentary, that's about good, about positive, that's about happy. "Most Valuable Players" is one of those few. Too up for some, perhaps. But not for the kids in Easton, win or lose, whose world and options are opened by the challenges of sharing their character and music with others. The chance of winning an award, presented in front of a live TV audience, teaches lessons that will enhance and strengthen their lives forever. Most won't go on to careers in the performing arts but all will profit from the choreography, teamwork and dedication these high school efforts demand. This film captures part of the enthusiasm of this learning experience, this lesson, and should help us all learn that good things can come from opening up to the world with which we all must deal.


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6 August 2010 (USA) See more »

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