Bridgit Mendler, Adam Hicks, Hayley Kiyoko, Blake Michael, Nick Roux and Chris Brochu will first participate in a Q&A session with Radio Disney deejay Ernie D before offering a Lemonade Mouth CD signing for 200 fans.
To get a CD signed, guests much purchase a Lemonade Mouth CD at Studio Disney 365 beginning Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 10AM, while supplies last (limit one per person). At the time of purchase, guests will receive a sales receipt as well as a voucher for the May 2 event.
On May 2, guests may enter Studio 365 with their CD and voucher as early as 8 am to exchange their voucher for a wristband which will entitle them to attend the signing session.
With her own hit television show and starring roles in popular movies, gold records and an international concert tour, Demi Lovato appeared to have it all. But during her tour last fall, the 18-year-old star slowly began to unravel and, after a family intervention, checked into treatment. Now Demi sits down for her first television interview since spending three months in treatment. She speaks candidly to ABC News Anchor Robin Roberts about her struggles with cutting and food addictions, and, for the first time, talks about the depression that has plagued her since childhood — and how she’s learning to find her smile again.
A portion of Robin Robert’s exclusive interview will air Friday, April 22 on “Good Morning America” (7:00-9:00 a.m., ET) and the full interview will air that night on “20/20″ (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Ashley Tisdale held a VIP reception to celebrate the Disney Blu-ray/DVD release of Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure, available to own on April 19, at the SoHo House in West Hollywood. Among the many guests were High School Musical veterans Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Lucas Grabeel, Olesya Rulin and KayCee Stroh as well as co-stars from the new film such as Austin Butler, Cameron Goodman, Alec Mapa, Jack Plotnick and Robert Curtis Brown.
Walt Disney Studios Entertainment has provided us with photos from the event, which you’ll find in our gallery below.
Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure is a hilarious fish-out-of-water tale about a small town Diva and her dog’s mis-adventures in New York City! After a talent scout spots her performing with her dog Boi at a charity gala, Sharpay Evans (AshleyTisdale) sets off for the bright lights of NYC, convinced instant fame and fortune are in the bag (designer, that is). But the theatre is a dog-eat-dog world, as she and Boi discover when they encounter the devious owner of a pampered Pooch named “Countess” and a scheming Broadway starlet who will do anything to crush the competition. Fortunately, Sharpay also meets Peyton (Austin Butler), a handsome student filmmaker who finds Sharpay nearly as fascinating as she finds herself.
In addition, Walt Disney Studios has also offered this extended sneak peek at the film:
All photos by Alex J. Berliner/abimages.
Alyson Stoner, star of Disney Channel’s Emmy-Award winning series, “Phineas & Ferb,” shows Phineas and Ferb how to palm a soccer ball at Epcot March 19, 2011, during Disney’s Magic of Healthy Living Weekend at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. A sports lover, Stoner, joined more than 50 kid essay winners and fellow Disney Channel stars in a weekend filled with fun challenges, healthful eating and playful activities.
Photo by Diana Zalucky, courtesy Walt Disney World Resort.
Actress Jennifer Stone, from the Disney Channel series “Wizards of Waverly Place,” joins actor Kenton Duty and actress Caroline Sunshine, both from the Disney Channel series “Shake It Up,” and Disney Chef Jens Dahlmann on March 17, 2011 to shoot a public service announcement (PSA) at Epcot in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The PSA is entitled “Try New Foods” and will air on Disney Channel.
The trio is at Walt Disney World for the “Disney Magic of Healthy Living — The Weekend,” a three-day event focusing on smart eating and exercise. You can read more about the event here.
Photo by Gene Duncan, courtesy Walt Disney World Resort.
Disney Channel has just announced that the word premiere of Disney Channel Original Movie Lemonade Mouth, starring Bridgit Mendler (Olivia), Adam Hicks (Wen), Hayley Kiyoko (Stella Yamada), Naomi Scott (Mohini) and Blake Michael (Charlie) has been pushed back from its original date of March 25 to April 15.
The soundtrack to the film, which features nine original songs (plus a bonus track) will be released on April 12 in stores nationwide and on iTunes. Marking the first time a DCOM cast member has written a song, Adam Hicks has songwriting credits on three of the songs.
Check out more photos from the movie here.
Themes of finding your voice, believing in yourself, following your dreams, celebrating family and staying true to yourself resonate in the music-driven Disney Channel Original Movie “Lemonade Mouth.” Geared towards kids, Tweens and families, the movie premieres April 15 at 8:00 pm ET on Disney Channel U.S. and shortly thereafter on Disney Channels around the world.
“Lemonade Mouth” tells the story of how a powerhouse band came to be after five uncelebrated students with a passion for music find each other and ultimately become the voice of their generation.
The story begins in present day as Lemonade Mouth (comprised of Olivia White, Wen Gifford, Stella Yamada, Mohini (Mo) Banjaree and Charlie Delgado) takes the stage at Madison Square Garden before thousands of cheering fans. Olivia, the introspective lead singer of the group, narrates the epic story of how the band got to this point.
It was a chance meeting in Miss Reznick’s detention that brought this unlikely ensemble together. Stella, the connector in the group, immediately recognizes the potential for the band of detainees to become a band of rockers, but first she must convince the reluctant group that they need to take a chance on expressing themselves and realizing their dreams.
As the new friends learn more about each other, they discover their common belief that it’s time for the students of Mesa High School to stand up and be heard — all students, not just the popular athletes who benefit from Principal Brenigan’s support of their extracurricular programs.
However, not everyone in the school is ready to welcome a new band. The school’s popular rock group, Mudslide Crush, are determined to maintain their status as the school’s leading entertainment choice. Complicating matters further is Mo’s boyfriend, Scott, who is Mudslide Crush’s lead guitarist.
Meanwhile, Olivia tries to come to terms with her absent father, Wen disapproves of his father’s new girlfriend, Stella yearns to stand apart from her family’s scholarly accomplishments, Mo searches for balance between her parents’ stringent expectations and the person she wants to be, and Charlie tries to escape living in the shadow of his older brother.
Starring are Bridgit Mendler as lead vocalist Olivia White, Adam Hicks as keyboardist Wen Giford, Hayley Kiyoko as electric guitarist Stella Yamada, Naomi Scott as bass guitarist Mohini (Mo) Banjaree, newcomer Blake Michael as percussionist Charlie Delgado, Nick Roux as Mudslide Crush lead guitarist Scott Picket, Chris Brochu as Mudslide Crush lead singer Ray Beech, Tisha Campbell-Martin as music teacher Miss Reznick and Christopher McDonald as Principal Brenigan.
The “Lemonade Mouth” pop music soundtrack includes nine original songs (plus a bonus track) by songwriters Vincent Alfieri, Aris Archontis, Johan Alkenas, Joleen Belle, Ebony Burks, Maria Christensen, Zach Danziger, Ali Dee Theodore, Andy Dodd, Adam Hicks, Tom Leonard, Jeannie Lurie, Charlie Mason, Niclas Molinder, Chen Neeman, Joacim Persson, Lindy Robbins, Shridhar Solanki, Ken Stacey, Shane Stevens, Matthew Tishler, Bryan Todd, Reed Vertelney, Windy Wagner, David Walsh and Adam Watts.
The movie, written by April Blair based on the book Lemonade Mouth by Mark Peter Hughes, is directed by award-winning Patricia Riggen (“La Misma Luna” aka “Under the Same Moon”) and executive-produced by Debra Martin Chase (“The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants,” Disney Channel’s “The Cheetah Girls” movies), co-produced by Gaylyn Fraiche (“Just Wright,” “Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2″) and choreographed by Chris Scott.
Photos courtesy of and © Disney Channel
Update #1 – 1/18/11 – Disney Channel has announced the movie will now premiere on April 15, 2011
Disney Stars Bridgit Mendler and Adam Hicks to Host SchoolJam USA Finals at Disneyland’s Downtown Disney, January 15
The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) today announced that up-and-coming Disney stars Bridgit Mendler and Adam Hicks will participate in the second annual SchoolJam USA, where the nation’s top 10 teen bands will perform for the title of the nation’s best teen band on Saturday, January 15. SchoolJam USA is a national program that rewards aspiring teen music makers, between the ages of 13 and 19, and their respective school music programs with music funding and prizes, as well as the opportunity to perform live before the public and a panel of music industry professionals. This year’s event will take place at the Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Calif., during the weekend of the popular NAMM Show, the largest musical instruments and products trade show in the world.
Mendler (Disney Channel’s “Good Luck Charlie”) and Hicks (Disney XD’s “Zeke and Luther”), co-stars of Disney Channel’s forthcoming original movie, “Lemonade Mouth,” will emcee the live battle of the teen bands. The highly-anticipated Disney film “Lemonade Mouth” is based on the book by Mark Peter Hughes and tells the story of five high school students who meet in detention and realize that they are destined to make music. They ultimately form a band that becomes a champion for students sidelined by the high school elite.
An expert judges panel, including five leading music industry veterans, Michael Blakeslee (MENC); Steve Dobo (Rock & Roll Hall of Fame & Museum); Stan Freese (Disney); Kevin Lyman (Vans Warped Tour); and Menzie Pittman (Contemporary Music Center) will preside over the competition and select one band as the “Best Teen Band in the USA.” In addition to the championship title, the winning band will receive a grand-prize trip to perform at the original SchoolJam festival in Frankfurt, Germany, a private music video recording session on the John Lennon Educational Bus, $1,000 towards the purchase of new music gear, and an additional $5,000 in funding for their school music program. The remaining finalists will receive money to purchase new gear as well as funding for their respective school music programs.
The SchoolJam USA top 10 band finalists, including two wild card* picks, are (in alphabetical order):
The top 10 finalist bands in the 2010-2011 SchoolJam USA competition have contributed one of their favorite original songs to create a compilation CD. All proceeds from the album will be used to support and promote music education programs through NAMM. To download the album and support national music education programs, visit https://www.cdbaby.com/cd/schooljamusa.
This year, NAMM hosted the first-ever national Student Field Reporter contest for SchoolJam USA, aiming to engage non-musician students and highlight the various career options within the music industry. Winners Evan Deitzler (Lebanon, Pa.) and Brittany Schreiber (St. James, N.Y.) will attend the finals event and interview the top 10 finalist bands, judges and celebrity guests as official SchoolJam USA Field Reporters.
NAMM-supported research shows that music education is vital for children and teens to reach their full academic and social potential, and benefits children and teens in a variety of ways, including:
- Teens see music as their “social glue” and as a bridge for building acceptance and tolerance for people of different ages and cultural backgrounds
- Music-making helps teens release or control emotions, cope with difficult situations, and teaches self discipline
- Making music provides teens with freedom to be themselves; to be different
- Teens associate playing music with music literacy, listening skills, motor ability, eye-hand coordination and heightened intellectual capabilities
- Music provides opportunities in school for engagement as performers, composers and intelligent listeners
Jonas Brother Joe Jonas and his girlfriend Ashley Greene (Alice Cullen in the Twilight films) stopped by the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World yesterday where they posed for this photo in front of Space Mountain in Tomorrowland.
Joe’s older brother, Kevin, very recently celebrated his first wedding anniversary with wife Danielle at the Magic Kingdom where the couple was granted the rare opportunity to spend a night at the suite in Cinderella Castle.
Photo by Kent Phillips, courtesy of Walt Disney World Resort.
Amazon.com has begun accepting pre-orders for the Disney Channel Original Movie, Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure, starring Ashley Tisdale who revives her role of Sharpay Evans from the High School Musical series. The movie will be available on 3-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy as well as a 2-disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo and DVD-only editions. The 3-Disc set will include a limited edition pink clutch purse.
In the movie, a New York casting director spots aspiring thespian Sharpay Evans performing with her dog, Boi, at a charity gala and offers to arrange an audition for a new Broadway musical. Sharpay packs her bags with Boi in tow and heads to the Big Apple to fulfill her destiny on Broadway. Her father has given her one month to make it to center stage, or else she will have to return home and learn the family business. However Sharpay’s dreams are turned upside down when she discovers the Broadway role is really for Boi, not her. Pushing her disappointment aside, Sharpay sets out to make Boi the most fabulous canine to hit the Great White Way.
Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure also stars Austin Butler as confident film student Peyton Leverett, Bradley Steven Perry as a precocious young dog owner and Sharpay’s nemesis, Roger Elliston the 3rd, Cameron Goodman as a Broadway star with Sharpay on her radar, Alec Mapa as Broadway show director Gill Samms, and Jack Plotnick as the upbeat and enthusiastic scribe, Neal Roberts.
Blu-ray bonus features are set to include:
- Austin Cam
- Evolution Of Sharpay