Mama, I Want to Sing!

Plot

A preacher's daughter, Amara, sings in the church choir before being discovered by a well-established musician. Soon she rises to international fame as a pop singer.

Release Year: 2011

Rating: 2.7/10 (75 voted)

Director:
Charles Randolph-Wright

Stars: Ciara, Lynn Whitfield, Patti LaBelle

Storyline
Inspired by the hit off-Broadway play, Amara Winter, a strikingly beautiful and charismatic young singer, is on the verge of pop stardom. Raised in the church by her father, Reverend Dr. Kenneth Winter and mother, Lillian Winter, Amara and her younger brother Luke have a very strong bond. After her fathers untimely death, her mother is thrusts into the limelight in the role as preacher, a daring move that ultimately catapults her to the top of the gospel world. Paralleling her mothers success, Amara soon becomes a huge star in her own right, taking the pop music world by storm. Conflict begins to ensue when her mother is confronted with and unequivocally disapproves of Amara's secular music and videos. Amara must learn to pursue her dreams while both navigating the often treacherous world of celebrity and striving to remain true to herself and family. Amara and her mother must work through their differences realizing that their journeys are not quite so different after all…

Writers: Charles Randolph-Wright, Vy Higginsen

Cast:

Ciara

Amara Winter


Ahmaya-Knoelle

Nicole


Paris Bennett

Elyse


Kristen Broussard

Amara's Hairstylist


Juanita Bynum

Beverly


Alexandra Cheron

Kimberly


Carl Jay Cofield

Armstrong


Daurice Cummings

Airplane Passenger
/
Supper Club Patron


Marissa D'Onofrio

Sienna


Dugie Dugas

Lillian's Body Guard


Tracey Dundas

Lillian's Make-up Artist


Shonda Farr

Holly


Ross Francis

Adam Keene


Dena Gill

Amara's Makeup Artist


Geraldine Glenn

Still Photographer

Release Date: 3 Jan 2011

Filming Locations: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA



Box Office Details

Budget: $5,000,000

(estimated)



Did You Know?

Trivia:

Vy Higginsen, the original playwright for the off-Broadway production of 'Mama, I Want to Sing!', assisted Charles Randolph-Wright with the script.