Debbie Gibson Executive Produces and Stars in Hallmark Channel’s Original Movie “Summer of Dreams”

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23 August 2016
Summer of Dreams
Copyright 2016 Crown Media Unites States LLC/Photographer: Bettina Strauss
“Summer of Dreams”
Premieres Saturday, August 27 at 9 PM ET/PT on Hallmark Channel
          Debbie Taylor is a former 1980’s pop star, bent on making a comeback and returning to the Billboard charts. As she prepares to once again take the music industry by storm, Debbie’s record label deems her irrelevant and abruptly drops her. Out of money, Debbie leaves the fast lane of New York and drives to the small town of Youngstown, Ohio to stay with her sister Denise, a high school assistant principal living with her husband and young daughter. There, Debbie’s life as a diva takes an abrupt turn when she’s asked to substitute for a local high school music teacher.
          When she reluctantly agrees, Debbie is introduced to a lovable group of teenage misfits preparing to perform at their upcoming prom. While unsuccessfully attempting to connect with the students — and with her sister’s suburban family — Debbie meets Noah, the school’s quirky, down-to-earth guidance counselor. With Noah’s help, Debbie wins over the students and begins leading them in a series of rehearsals.

          As she becomes closer to the students and warms up to Denise’s family life, Debbie finds herself becoming attracted to Noah and growing fond of small-town living. When the students discover that Debbie used to be a pop star, they secretly shoot a video of her singing and post it online. With the prom only one day away, Debbie learns that the video has gone viral and that she’s become an overnight internet sensation.
          When her former record label offers her a lucrative contract, Debbie returns to New York, leaving Noah and Denise to support the students at their prom performance. But as she prepares for her triumphant return to the music industry, the resurrected pop icon wonders if the glamour of show business is still the life she wants.
The cast:
Debbie Gibson (Debbie Taylor)
Robert Gant (Noah)
Pascale Hutton (Denise)
Lane Edwards (Tim)
Ken Trimblett (Ray)
Lauren McNamara (Natalie)
Zenia Marshall (Ashley)
Mitchell Kummen (Johnny)
Eric Gibson (Oliver)
Anita Yung (Darryl)
Olivia Ryan Stern (Kacey)
Marcus Rosner (Liam)
Keenan Tracey (Dylan)    

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