I finally saw Bring It On the Musical tonight.
I’ve been waiting for over three years to see it…perhaps that’s why I was a little disappointed.
No, it was more than that.
The musical is merely inspired by the cult-classic film. It borrows characters and story lines from the sequel, eliminates favorites and creates still more.
The school uniforms help if you get confused.
The musical also has a completely different tone. It is very light on comedy. Gone is the snark that made the original film so much fun to watch. And somebody in the writers room loves earnest ballads. I found myself groaning when yet another heartfelt musical number interrupted the dialogue.
But once they got into the heart of the competition, Bring It On really entertains. If you like watching cheerleading competitions on ESPN, these are just as intense and high-flying…
Plus everyone is singing their lungs out!