Most Valuable Players: The Super Bowl of High School Musicals

Aug 23, 2010


It's a week of the performing arts on film.  Can't get enough of the love, betrayal, politics, and drama of dance?  Then keep an eye out for Most Valuable Players, which is making it's rounds in limited release.  From the film's website:
Across the USA, high school sports are regularly lavished with funding, publicity and scholarships, while theater departments struggle to put on the school musical hoping for some attention of their own. It's no different in the sports crazy Lehigh Valley, PA, except for the "Freddy Awards," a 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 theater troupes on their creative journey to the elaborate award ceremony - the "Super Bowl" of high school musical theater.



Who will win in the Les Mise vs. Les Mise vs. Bye Bye Birdie showdown?  You'll have to watch the movie to find out, if you can survive the screaming, crying, backstage prayer circles, and statements about how this show is the most important thing ever.

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