Oscar Nominee ‘CODA’ Stage Musical in the Works

Screenshot from Trailer

Add ‘CODA’ to the list of movies that will get their stage musical turn!

The story, described as a “coming-of-age comedy-drama”, follows Ruby (Emilia Jones), the only family member from a deaf family who could hear. She joins her school’s choir and finds herself drawn to a passion for singing.


Behind the reported upcoming stage adaptation is Deaf West, a prominent theater in the US focusing on “deaf-centered storytelling” where productions are performed in English as well as American Sign Language. They also cast both deaf and hearing artists in their productions.

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The film is directed by Sian Heder and an English-language remake of the 2014 French film La Famille Belier. It is nominated for 3 Oscar awards: Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay for Heder, and Best Supporting Actor for Troy Kotsur.

Watch the trailer for CODA here:

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