The Final Countdown for Bring It On: The Musical
I have bad news. Bring It On: The Musical, one of the most entertaining, most dance-tastic musicals on Broadway is closing on December 30. Silver lining: You still have 35 days left to see the show!
Why should you do that, you ask? With moves by super-star Broadway choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler (who's also choreographed In The Heights and the current revival of Annie), these dance numbers are full of high-flying cheerleading stunts and hard-hitting hip hop like you've never seen on the Great White Way. Plus, the stage is crowded with beyond talented young dancers making their Broadway debuts. Just like the movie it's based on, this tale is full of quirky, laugh-out-loud one liners and, though the story is different, it still concludes with a nail-biting cheerleading competition. Won't have a chance to get tickets? Check out this awesome video montage to get a peak at its greatness:
Plus, get excited for Dance Spirit's February issue, which features one of the stunning stars of Bring It On: The Musical—and find out about her exciting next step!
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