Bitingly relevant, sprinkled with sass and inspired by the hit film, Bring It On takes audiences on a high-flying journey that is filled with the complexities of friendship, jealousy, betrayal and forgiveness. Uniting some of the freshest and funniest creative minds on Broadway, Bring It On features 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, Hamilton), music by Pulitzer- and Tony Award-winning composer, Tom Kitt (Next to Normal), lyrics by Broadway lyricist, Amanda Green (High Fidelity), and was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Musical.
Campbell is cheer-royalty at Truman High School and her senior year should prove the most cheertastic – she’s been named captain of the squad! But, an unexpected redistricting has forced her to spend her final year of high school at the neighboring hard-knock Jackson High School. Despite having the deck stacked against her, Campbell befriends the dance crew girls and, along with their headstrong and hardworking leader, Danielle, manages to form a powerhouse squad for the ultimate competition – the National Championships.
Kansas Thespians goals for this production are the following:
*To get as many students involved from different areas of the state.
*To build relationships between troupe directors around the state of Kansas.
*To provide an excellent rehearsal process for high achieving students.
*To create a product that exemplifies superior work that could be replicated at all schools.
*To produce a musical on the median production budget of a high school in Kansas.
*To provide students with a low to no cost opportunity to perform this summer.
*To work together to provide an opportunity that supports EdTA’s mission: «EdTA’s Mission: Shaping Lives Through Theatre Education»
*To foster EdTA’s Core Values (People Matter, Work Together, Strive for Excellence, & Be the Person with Whom You Want to Work)