Sexy, New Film "Musical Chairs" Set in Competitive World of Ballroom Wheelchair Dancing

"Musical Chairs," a sexy, pulse-pounding romance directed by Susan Seidelman, set in the scintillating, competitive world of ballroom wheelchair dancing, is now in production shooting on locations throughout the  New York City metropolitan area.   

Janet Carrus and Joey Dedio produce the Active Fox Productions and JMC Independent Productions motion picture along with Brian Hershkowitz and Marty Madden. Screenplay is by Marty Madden from the story by Janet Carrus.   Executive producers are Mario L. Baeza, Susan Seidelman and Jamin O’Brien. Starring in “Musical Chairs” are Leah Pipes, EJ Bonilla, Priscilla Lopez, Jaime Tirelli, Laverne Cox, Angelic Zambrana, Morgan Spector, Auti Angel, Jerome Bates, Nelson Landrieu and Joey Dedio.

Mia (Leah Pipes) is beautiful and vivacious with a promising career as a dancer.  Armando (EJ Bonilla), sweeping floors at the Upper East Side dance studio in exchange for lessons, dreams of a time when he will dance with Mia, the love of his life.  Dreams are shattered when one fateful evening a tragic accident forever confines Mia to a wheelchair never to dance again.  True to his heart, Armando dedicates himself, along with a colorful collection of characters, in helping Mia overcome her painful challenges and dance once more through the incredible world of wheelchair ballroom dancing.  “Musical Chairs” is a story of impossible dreams made true through the strength of the human spirit and the power of compassion and love. 

“Mia and Armando’s worlds are as far apart as you can imagine: she’s from the Upper East Side hailing from a well-to-do family; Armando works at his family’s restaurant in the Puerto Rican section of Bushwick, Brooklyn,” says producer/actor Joey Dedio.  “But dance, music and the power love unite, and through them, something that seems unattainable, even impossible to achieve, can come true.   It’s an story of inspiration for everyone who has ever had a dream.”

“We’re exited to have Susan Seidelman to direct ‘Musical Chairs,’” says producer Janet Carrus, who also had the story idea for the feature film.  “Susan has just the right sensibility and remarkable insights into character and the human condition to bring a richness to the story and performances from our terrific ensemble of actors.”

Stay tuned to for more on "Musical Chairs."


  1. An amazing story! What a great idea!

  2. Jenny -OMG words can not express after reading your column.I am so blessed to know you. An please contuine to do what you are doing.I am just speechless.You are a remakerable woman. Bless you for all you do an contuine to do. Love you ~Angie G

  3. I saw this movie at The Woodstock Film Festival. One word to describe this film is amazing. A Dirty Dancing on wheels.

  4. I loved this story from beginning to end. The power within each of us to get through life's challenges. The characters are perfectly cast and draw you into the story.


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