Bring It On: The Musical, the explosive new musical comedy that raises the stakes on over-the-top high school rivalries, just opened at Los Angeles' Center Theatre Group on October 30. 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 combines an exciting fresh sound, gravity-defying choreography, and a thrilling story to create a total theatrical event worth cheering for.
Phyllis Smith and Leslie David Baker of NBC's THE OFFICE recently visited the production, and you can check out photos from the event below!
Leading the cast are Taylor Louderman and Adrienne Warren. Louderman, playing the role of Campbell, is a 20 year old newcomer from the University of Michigan. Warren, previously seen in the National Tour of Dreamgirls at the Ahmanson Theatre, portrays Danielle, a role she originated in Bring It On: The Musical's developmental production at the ALLIANCE THEATRE in Atlanta.
Ryann Redmond, a 2011 graduate of NYU, recreates the role of Bridget that she originated in the ALLIANCE THEATRE production. Elle McLemore (Disney's "Suite Life on Deck") plays Eva and Jason Gotay (Broadway's Rising Stars and Rent) stars as Randall.
Bring It On: The Musical unites some of the freshest and funniest creative minds on Broadway with libretto 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 Kitt (Next to Normal), lyrics by Broadway lyricist Amanda Green (High Fidelity) and music supervision by Tony® and Grammy® Award-winner Alex Lacamoire (Wicked). The production is directed and choreographed by Tony® Award-winner Andy Blankenbuehler (In the Heights).
Bring It On: The Musical is produced by Universal Pictures Stage Productions / Glenn Ross; Beacon Communications /Armyan Bernstein and Charlie Lyons; and Kristin Caskey and Mike Isaacson, Executive Producers.
Members of the artistic design team that help bring this production to life are David Korins, Set Designer; Andrea Lauer, Costume Designer; Jason Lyons, Lighting Designer; Brian Ronan, Sound Designer; Charles G. LaPointe, Hair Designer; and Jeff Sugg, Video Designer.
When the musical comedy premiered in its developmental production at the ALLIANCE THEATRE in Atlanta earlier this year, Wendell Brock of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution called Bring It On: The Musical "one high-energy drink with fiercely funny writing, catchy hip-hop tunes and an explosively original mix of singing, acting, dancing and cheer." Audrey S. Belle of AOL.com raved that Bring It On: The Musical "is guaranteed to be everything you wished for, nothing like you expected, but exactly what you will love!"
Bring It On: The Musical launches its national tour with a six-week engagement at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles from October 30 through December 10, with opening night set for November 11.
To learn more about the cast of Bring It On: The Musical, visit our Facebook page at Facebook.com/BringItOnTheMusical.
Photo Credit: Teresa English
Andy Blankenbuehler, Amanda Green, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie David Baker, Tom Kitt, Phyllis Smith, Jeff Whitty
Leslie David Baker, Ryann Redmond, Phyllis Smith
Leslie David Baker, Elle McLemore, Phyllis Smith
Leslie David Baker, Jason Gotay, Phyllis Smith
Leslie David Baker, Neil Haskell, Phyllis Smith
Leslie David Baker, Melody Mills, Phyllis Smith
Leslie David Baker, Dominique Johnson, Phyllis Smith
Leslie David Baker, Courtney Corbeille, Phyllis Smith