Through original songs and dance numbers, the movie “Standing Ovation” delivers an optimistic tale of perseverance and passion that inspires the American dream in all of us. The film showcases a talented cast of kids as they learn the importance of friendship and family on a journey to fulfilling their dreams. Five junior high friends form a singing group called “The 5 Ovations” to compete in a national kids music video competition for a prize of one million dollars. With limited funds and resources, these street smart kids use their wits, courage and passion to create spectacular song and dance numbers that compete with their arch rivals “The Wiggies,” five rich, talented and unscrupulous sisters who, along with their nefarious parents, will stop at nothing to win the national competition. The movie features kids in all of its principal roles and tells its story through their optimistic eyes. From the adorable eight year old Alanna Wannabe who has more competitive ambition than Donald Trump, to Joei Badalucci who is as tough as any mafia don from her South Philly neighborhood the cast of Standing Ovation will make you laugh and cry as they unravel and rebuild their colorful lives. Filmed on location in Atlantic City, Philadelphia and New York this spectacular kids’ musical captures the beauty of the eastern seaboard, its working class neighborhoods and the rich culture of its big cities. With 20 original songs, 5 classic tunes and 13 spectacular dance numbers featuring over 100 talented dancers, the big screen movie “Standing Ovation” is the biggest kids musical of the year.