In the spirit of Grease, High School Musical, Glee and, well, Bring It On the movie, it was only a matter of time before someone staged a musical about cheerleaders. The feel-good, high-energy tone of the film translates perfectly to Bring It On: The Musical, a show put together by a Tony-heavy crew and currently on its first national tour. And here's another reason that the cheerleading moves in this musical are so over-the-top: Scattered among the show's ensemble members are actual competitive cheerleading champs, who together comprise a record of more than 25 national and 50 team titles in gymnastics and choreography.
Complete with a top-notch cast, mouth-dropping acrobatics and a rousing competitive tone, the show danced into the Buell Theatre last night for the premiere of a two-week run. Prepare to be amazed.
Check out the rah-rah paean to teen vim, vigor and destiny daily through January 21 at the Buell, in the Denver Performing Arts Complex; for tickets, $25 and up, visit www.denvercenter.org or call 303-893-4100.
Tuesdays-Sundays, 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays, Sundays, 2 p.m. Starts: Jan. 10. Continues through Jan. 21, 2012