BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL elevates musicals to a whole new level! Set in the high stakes world of competitive high school cheer leading, Bring It On: The Musical is a coming-of-age tale boasting of overall themes of dedication, spirit, enthusiasm, challenge, defeat and perseverance.
Bring It On: The Musical attacks the pretentiousness of modern life with the idea that “it’s always better to just be yourself.” It tells the story of Campbell, cheer captain and most popular girl at the uber-affluent Truman High School. Before she can lead her award-winning squad to another win at Nationals, tragedy strikes. School redistricting forces Campbell to transfer to the multi-ethnic Jackson High School. Knocked off her throne as “teen queen,” Campbell tries to make sense of her new “outsider” status. Soon she discovers that Eva, a plotting sophomore with delusions of grandeur, is responsible for knocking her from the top of the cheer pyramid. With a National title on the line, Campbell must convince Danielle, Jackson’s “it girl” and leader of the hip-hop dance troupe The Crew, to start a rival cheerleading squad to help her bring on some sweet revenge.
In addition to presenting a story emphasizing social consciousness and the value of true friendships, Bring It On: The Musical, explodes with the same sky-scraping pyramids, high octane basket tosses and mid-air arabesques you’d expect from real cheerleading competitions televised on ESPN (with real-life cheerleading champions that round out the cast of world class athletics). Besides the jaw dropping aerial stunts Bring It On: The Musical contains the heart of champions with an original story by Tony Award winner Jeff Whitty (Avenue Q), music and lyrics by Tony Award winning composer Lin-Manuel Miranda (In the Heights), music by Pulitzer and Tony Award winning composer Tom Litt (Next to Normal), and lyrics by Amanda Green (High Fidelity) plus a talented young cast. All-in-all, Bring It On: The Musical is worth cheering for!
New York reviewers have characterized Bring It On as “a well-crafted, highly enjoyable, feel-good musical with appealing characters, catchy songs, fierce choreography and very funny dialogue.” ‘The show is bright and uncluttered and the youthful members of the cast are glorious to behold…a great treat for audiences of all ages.”
Bring It On: The Musical was rewarded with Tony Award nominations for Best Musical and Best Choreography. It received Drama Desk Nominations for Outstanding Lyrics, Outstanding Direction of a Musical, Outstanding Sound Design, Outstanding Choreography, and Outstanding Book of a Musical.
Supscription tickets for Bring It On: The Musical are available now through the Box Office at 941-953-3368. Single Tickets will be available on Sept. 7 @ 10am