NICEVILLE "Bring It On: The Musical," which made a five-month 2012 stopover on Broadway before continuing on its way, is a high-energy, high-flying, breathtaking celebration of the cut-throat, competitive world of...Cheerleading.


NICEVILLE "Bring It On: The Musical," which made a five-month 2012 stopover on Broadway before continuing on its way, is a high-energy, high-flying, breathtaking celebration of the cut-throat, competitive world of...



Cheerleading.



Yes, high school cheerleading runs headlong into musical comedy, smacks it upside the head, and leaves the audience gasping with its flips, flops and flies in this dazzling spectacular. The production was nominated for two Tonys and five Drama Desk Awards.



The show's Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning writers, composers, choreographer and director weave a story about lily-white cheerleading queen Campbell, who is redistricted into an urban school, befriends Danielle and learns a few life lessons along the way.



"Bring It On's" story may not be very deep, but this isn't a show audiences flock to for its depth and plot development. Nor is it Grandma's Broadway musical.



"Hello, Dolly!" it ain't.



Punchy songs, colorful characters, athletic choreography and flying cheerleaders are what the show is all about.



The musical comedy bounds, bounces and blasts its way onto the Mattie Kelly Center Main Stage Jan. 23. Just watch out for low-flying cheerleaders.



WANT TO GO?



WHAT: "Bring It On: The Musical"



WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 23



WHERE: Mattie Kelly Performing Arts Center, Northwest Florida State College, Niceville



TICKETS: $42 at the box office



CONTACT: 729-6000, www.mattiekellyartscenter.org



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