The American Mall premiers in northwest suburbs

The American Mall, starring Chicago actor Rodney, will have its first private showing at the Sears Center in Hoffman Estates. It will air on MTV Aug. 11 at 8 p.m.

From the producers of High School Musical, the musical tells the story of two teens who work at a mall and dream of becoming rock stars.

Home for teens everywhere, The American Mall is the story of Ally, a hardworking young woman whose mother has owned a music shop that's been the soul of the mall ever since it opened when Ally was a kid.

Ally's singer/songwriter dreams seem to come closer to fruition when she meets Joey, a musician who moonlights as a janitor at the mall in order to support his own rock star ambitions.

While Joey understands her songs (and heart) like no one else, Ally's happiness and the fate of the music store are threatened when the mall owner's spoiled daughter Madison - who will stop at nothing to get what she wants - becomes involved.

The movie musical DVD and soundtrack will go on sale on Aug. 12.

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