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Lemonade Mouth Premiere Tonight, Fri 4/15 8pm EST, Disney Channel

Lemonade Mouth author Mark Peter Hughes at a special screening of LM, April 10, 2011

Lemonade Mouth author Mark Peter Hughes at a special screening of LM, April 10, 2011

A message from Lemonade Mouth author Mark Peter Hughes:

Tonight’s the night. At 8pm tonight the Disney Channel will finally premiere the Lemonade Mouth movie in the USA, and people will get a chance to actually see it. It doesn’t seem that long ago that the film’s producer, Debra Martin Chase, first called me (a huge surprise at my house!) to say that she loved my book and was going to somehow make it into a movie. I was thrilled, thrilled, of course, but deep down I think I had a hard time believing it would ever really happen. And yet here we are.

I want to thank the Disney Channel, the filmmakers, and the many, many talented folks who worked on the project for the huge honor they’ve done for me and my story. I’ve previewed the movie twice so far, and I can honestly say that I’m proud of what they’ve done with my story. IMHO it’s a beautiful film, and it stays true to the characters and messages I tried to convey in the book: those of speaking out, banding together, honoring families of all kinds, and acknowledging the importance of each of us. These are values I wanted to express to readers, and I’m thrilled that now the same messages will go out to millions of kids and all over the world.

For that I’m honored and humbled.


–Mark Peter Hughes

(Lemonade Mouth premieres in the USA tonight, Fri April 15, at 8pm EST on the Disney Channel.)

New edition of Lemonade Mouth hits stores May 24

New adapted text of Lemonade Mouth will be in bookstores May 24, 2011

New adapted text of Lemonade Mouth will be in bookstores May 24, 2011


A new adapted-text edition of the book Lemonade Mouth will be in bookstores starting May 24. The text is almost the same as the original but slightly adapted for the new younger audience brought to the book via Disney’s movie. 

Random House

  • ISBN-10: 0385742088
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385742085
  • Article: ‘Lemonade Mouth’ is a story of empowerment

    Barrington native’s ‘Lemonade Mouth’ is a story of empowerment
    01:00 AM EDT on Tuesday, April 12, 2011
    By Rick Massimo, Journal Pop Music Writer

    Lemonade Mouth movie cast

    Lemonade Mouth movie cast

    Themes of believing in yourself and following your dreams are explored in the music-driven “Lemonade Mouth,” a Disney Channel original movie based on the book of the same name by Barrington native Mark Peter Hughes. It’s set to premiere Friday night, April 15.

    DISNEY CHANNEL / Colleen Hayes

    Mark Peter Hughes, a Barrington native who lives in Wayland, Mass., has been writing books for young adults since 2005, and he doesn’t write them with the expectation that they’ll be made into movies. But watching a screening of “Lemonade Mouth,” the Disney Channel movie made from his 2007 book, he says, was “a gigantic life moment.”

    Watching the film surrounded by family and friends, he says, “I can’t even begin to describe the emotion of the moment. I was thrilled when I saw it.”

    “Lemonade Mouth,” which premieres Friday, April 15, at 8 p.m., traces the rise to stardom of the band Lemonade Mouth, a quintet of teenagers who…

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