This past Friday evening I was at the official opening night of Bring It On: The Musical at Los Angeles’ downtown Ahmanson Theatre. Of course I’m a huge fan of the movie (2000) so I was super excited to see what this brand new musical had in store! I’m happy to report the show was hilarious and a total blast, including a new story not based on any of the five films with original music. The audience ate up everything the highly energetic young cast (including super cutie Neil Haskell from SYTYCD) tossed out there, it was such a crowd-pleaser! The show is playing here in LA until December 10th (then it moves to San Francisco, see the entire tour schedule here) and is totally family appropriate, do not miss it! I’m sure Bring It On: The Musical will eventually make its way to NYC’s Broadway, where it definitely could turn out to be a huge commercial success, not an easy feat (sadly) these days when it comes to musical theater.
Bring It On: The Musical is the explosive new musical comedy that raises the stakes on over-the-top team rivalries. Set against the world of competitive cheerleading, this powerhouse new show hilariously proves that winning isn’t everything when it means losing something – or someone – you really care about. Bring It On: The Musical has brought together some of the freshest and funniest creative minds on Broadway, including Tony Award-winning writer Jeff Whitty (Avenue Q); Tony Award-winning composer Lin-Manuel Miranda (In The Heights); Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning composer Tom Kitt (Next to Normal) and lyricist Amanda Green (High Fidelity); Tony Award-winning orchestrator Alex Lacamoire (Wicked); and Tony Award-winning director/choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler (In The Heights). This musical comedy combines an exciting new sound, gravity-defying choreography, and a thrilling story to create a total theatrical event worth cheering for.