In April, a decades long tradition continues. Anderson High School’s 60th spring musical is “Bring It On, the Musical,” a high-flying look at competitive cheerleading. Originally directed and choreographed on Broadway by Cincinnati native Andy Blankenbuehler, it boasts lyrics and music by Lin-Manuel Miranda, and was inspired by the 2000 movie “Bring It On.”
“Bring It On the Musical” centers around Campbell, a high-achieving cheerleader who is forced to spend her senior year at a new school very different from her own. There she meets Danielle, the headstrong leader of the school’s Dance crew. The girls form a powerhouse squad for the ultimate cheer competition, but need to learn from each other before they can become true winners.
Anderson High School’s spring show has been a township event since the first, “Bye Bye Birdie” in 1964. Director Chad Weddle has brought together a huge cast of student actors, athletes, singers, and performers to celebrate this milestone in style. “Community is very important to all of us,” says Weddle, “and this show illustrates that. Only when we work together with respect can we achieve great things.”
“Bring It On!” runs April 27-30 at Anderson High School. Tickets are $15 at the door, with special $10 senior and student pricing available now at www.ShowTix.com. For more information, visit AndersonTheatre.com.