Cheerleading meets Broadway in lively musical comedy

Bring It On

"Bring It On: The Musical" is a high-energy, high-flying, breathtaking celebration of high school cheerleading.

Special to the News Bulletin
Published: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 03:21 PM.

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...


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.

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