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Musical Chairs is a romantic tale of two New Yorkers, Armando Ortiz from the Bronx and Mia Franklin from the Upper East Side, who come together through their love of ballroom dancing.

Mia and Armando meet at a midtown Manhattan dance studio where Mia is an instructor and Armando is a part-time handyman who exchanges his janitorial duties for dance lessons. Despite their differences, there is clearly a spark between them that is ignited one night when they find themselves alone practicing in the studio. But before their relationship has a chance to grow, a tragic accident changes Mia’s life forever. True to his nature, Armando dedicates himself to helping Mia overcome the everyday challenges that follow.

At the rehab center where Mia is undergoing therapy, she is joined by a group of colorful misfits who are also trying to deal with life in a wheelchair-–an angry Iraq war veteran, a pre-op transsexual, an antisocial punk with a chip on her shoulder.

Despite Mia’s many rebuffs, Armando refuses to give up, struggling to find a way to win Mia over and get her to dance again. Then one day, Armando hears about a “Wheelchair Ballroom Dance Competition”--a dance phenomenon big in Europe and Asia, but relatively unknown in the USA--soon to be held for the first time in New York City .

Armando convinces Mia and the off-beat gang of rehab residents to give it a shot, and after initial skepticism and some hilarious attempts, they begin to seriously rehearse for the upcoming event.

Featuring able-bodied and disabled actors and dancers and directed by award-winning filmmaker Susan Seidelman, Musical Chairs is about the strength of the human spirit, love and compassion in the face of life’s adversities.

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Cast

Leah PipesMia
E.J. BonillaArmando
Priscilla LopezIsabel
Jaime TirelliBernardo
Laverne CoxChantelle
Nelson LandrieuWilfredo
Angelic ZambranaRosa
Morgan SPectorKenny
Auti AngelNicky
Jerome Preston BatesJimmy
Joey DedioChico
Dominic ColonJulio
Philip WillinghamDaniel
Joseph BasileCar Accident Witness
Teena ByrdBallroom Audience
Ivan CardonaDance Competition Guest
Ismael Peter Casillas IIIBoy on Scooter
Matthew ClarkMatthew Bowden
Miriam CruzYaira
Mara DaviStephanie
John DePalmaAnnouncer
Tibor FeldmanMr. Grinker
Capathia JenkinsErma
Teresa KelseyTherapis
Leo KinOrderly #2
Tony KostBallroom Dance Student
LIsby LarsonKaye
Graciela LecubeYajaira
Heland LeeGregory
Saul LuzeusOrderly #3
Aubree MarchioneTanya Marchione
Nancy OzelliWheelchair Dancer
Vanda PolakovaCompetition Dancer #3
Steven PolitoDrag Queen #1 (as Hedda Lettuce)
Steve RoutmanMr. Benson
Mareo RyanStrong Orderly
Martin SamuelActor/ballroom competitior
McKenzie SheaDance Competition Guest
Marilyn SokolMrs. Greenbaum
Tom TammiHenry
Marilyn TorresElba
Felix VazquezBoy
Teresa YenqueYadira
Matthew Peter MurphyWaiter/Bartender (uncredited)
Ball WaltersSpectator at Wheelchair Dance (uncredited)
Stosh ZonaHispanic Priest (uncredited)

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