Spring is the perfect season for musicals, and ABC Family is capitalizing on the sunny outlook with their upcoming TV musical “Lovestruck: The Musical,” starring Jane Seymour, Sara Paxton, Alexander DiPersia and Chelsea Kane.
The TV film tells the story of an ex-Broadway dancer who takes a sip of a magical drink and becomes a younger version of herself:
“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.
The soundtrack from the film will be available on iTunes in advance of the film’s premiere and feature the cast singing original songs as well as covering hits from Lady Gaga, Madonna, Whitney Houston, Usher and more.
If you’re excited for the film, we’ve got a full gallery of stills for you below the post!
“Lovestruck: The Musical,” formerly known as “Elixir,” is written by Terry Rossio and Jaylynn Bailey, choreographed by Michael Rooney, produced by Rossio and Debra Martin Chase and directed by Sanaa Hamri. Make sure to mark the premiere date—April 21 at 8 pm ET/PT—on your calendars!