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Rowdy cheerleading musical, 'Bring It On' comes to Kansas City's Kauffman Center

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Presented by Theater League, Bring It On: The Musical opens Feb. 11 at Kansas City’s Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, as part of the Kansas City Broadway Series, and runs Feb.11-16 at various times, depending on the day.

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“Bitingly relevant and sprinkled with sass, Bring It On: The Musical, inspired by the Bring It On film, takes you on a high-flying journey through friendship, forgiveness and determination. Bring It On: The Musical tells the story of the challenges and unexpected bonds formed through the thrill of extreme competition,” a spokesman for Theater League said.

Tickets start at just $36 and are available online at theaterleague.com, by calling 816-994-7228 or at Kauffman Center box office at 1601 Broadway. Groups of 15 or more call 1.866.31.GROUP. Dynamic pricing applies based on demand, so purchase early to lock in the best prices and seats.

Performance dates and times follow: Evenings,Tues., Wed, Thurs., Fri., and Sat., Feb. 11-16, at 7:30 and Sun. Feb 16 at 6:30; Matinees on Sat., Feb. 15, at 2p.m. and Sun. Feb. 16 at 1p.m.

Bring It On: The Musical made its Broadway debut on August 1, 2012 at the St. James Theatre, and played through December 30, 2012. Bring It On-The Musical played 171 performances, according to ibdb.com The production earned Tony nominations for Best Musical and Best Choreography, and The New York Times called it, "Impossible to resist!"

“Uniting some of the freshest and funniest creative minds on Broadway, Bring It On: The Musical 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), music by Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning composer Tom Kitt (Next to Normal), lyrics by Broadway lyricist Amanda Green (High Fidelity) and music supervision by Tony and Grammy® Award winner Alex Lacamoire (In The Heights). The production is directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (In the Heights). The design team includes scenic design by Drama Desk Award winner David Korins (Pee-Wee Herman Show), costume design by Andrea Lauer (American Idiot), lighting design by Jason Lyons (Rock of Ages), sound design by Cody Spencer (Pee-Wee Herman Show) and video design by Jeff Sugg (Magic/Bird),” according to a press release.

“With a colorful crew of characters, an exciting fresh sound and explosive dance with aerial stunts, this all-new story is sure to be everything you hoped for and nothing like you expected,” the spokesman said.

Further, a spokesman said that half the cast come from a musical theater background, and the other half from competitive cheer background. Each had to learn the other's trade so to speak.

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