Shangri-La Plaza (TV pilot)

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Shangri-La Plaza
Genre Musical comedy
Written by Nick Castle
Mark Mueller
Directed by Nick Castle
Starring Melora Hardin
Chris Sarandon
Terrence Mann
Carmen Lundy
Savion Glover
Allison Mack
Jeff Yagher
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 1
First shown in CBS
Original release July 30 – July 30, 1990[1][2]

Shangri-La Plaza is a musical-comedy pilot made for CBS in 1990.[3]

The all-sung pilot was directed by Nick Castle and written and created by Mark Mueller and Nick Castle. It starred The Office’s Melora Hardin, Oscar nominee Chris Sarandon, jazz singer Carmen Lundy, and Broadway’s original Beast and Javert (of Beauty and the Beast and Les Misérables) Terrence Mann, a two-time Tony Award Nominee for Best Actor.[4] It also featured the very young tap dancing phenomenon Savion Glover in one of his first television appearances, as well as eight-year-old Allison Mack, of Smallville fame.

The pilot was filmed on location in an actual mini-mall at the corner of Vineland Avenue and Burbank Boulevard in North Hollywood, California.

The entire episode is now available in three parts on YouTube. [1] [2] [3]


  1. ^ "RHYME SO BAD, IT MAKES US SAD". Los Angeles Daily News. July 30, 1990.  (Newsbank)
  2. ^ "UPBEAT CAST MAKES 'SHANGRI-LA' A TREAT". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. July 30, 1990. pp. D6.  (Newsbank)
  3. ^ Shangri-La Plaza on IMDb.
  4. ^ Terrence Mann. Internet Broadway Database.

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