Media: Hallmark Media
Patti Murin (Frozen on Broadway, “Chicago Med”), Brendan Penny (“Chesapeake Shores,” “BH90210”) and Jennifer Robertson (“Schitt’s Creek,” “Ginny & Georgia”) star in “In Merry Measure” a new, original movie premiering Friday, November 11 (8:00 p.m. ET/PT), on Hallmark Channel, as part of the network’s annual “Countdown to Christmas” programming event.
About The Movie:
Pop singer Darcy (Murin) is a one-hit wonder with dreams of rekindling her singing career. When her recently widowed sister Gretchen (Robertson) needs her, she returns to her Ohio hometown. While there, she learns that her niece Megan (newcomer, Cassidy Reichman) has been denied a spot on The Herald Angels, the high school caroling team that Darcy was once the star of. When Darcy learns that her old rival Adam (Penny) is now leading the award-winning team, Darcy enlists her niece to form a group of their own, and they recruit other talented singers who didn’t make the cut. The two teams agree to a sing-off – whoever wins will represent the school at the county’s annual Christmas Carol Competition. The two coaches’ styles couldn’t be more different. Adam, who feels has had to work hard for everything he got, holds his students to a high standard and avoids giving them false hope. Meanwhile Darcy sees herself in her students and prefers to view their shortcomings as an “opportunity for impressive growth.” Soon Darcy’s gentle approach helps her students to find their voices and they have a real possibility of winning the sing-off. With the competition approaching, the students realize they have a better chance of winning if they combine groups, which forces the competing coaches to put their differences aside and work together. Darcy and Adam’s relationship goes from rivalry, to friendship and soon, to something more. But an unexpected opportunity threatens to upend their newfound harmony.
“In Merry Measure” is from Contest Road Productions Ltd.. Charles Cooper
is producer. Paula Elle directed from a script by Russell Hainline.