HHIHS hosting ‘Bring it On: The Musical’

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Bring it On

“Bring it On: The Musical” is coming to Hilton Head Island High School’s stage March 9-13. Bitingly relevant and sprinkled with sass, “Bring It On: The Musical,” inspired by the “Bring it On” film franchise, takes the audience on a high-flying journey filled with the complexities of friendship, jealousy, betrayal and forgiveness. The show tells the story of the challenges and unexpected bonds formed during the thrill of extreme competition. The musical comedy made its Broadway debut in August 2012, earning Tony nominations for Best Musical and Best Choreography, and The New York Times called it, “Impossible to resist!”

The modern and explosive musical comedy raises the stakes on over-the-top team rivalries. Set against the world of competitive cheerleading, this powerhouse show hilariously proves that winning isn’t everything when it means losing something — or someone — you really care about. The musical combines an exciting new sound, gravity-defying choreography and a thrilling story to create a total theatrical event worth cheering for.

The cast is the largest that has been on Hilton Head High’s stage in years and features two principal casts that will rotate performances. “We were so worried about the castability of this show, and ended up having more than 120 auditions for a cast of just over 70 talented students that reach our entire student body, from athletes to theater students and everyone in between,” said theater teacher and production director Harry Culpepper Jr. The creative team includes music director Joshua Wall and choreographer Jamal Edwards, with Jenny Zmarzly and a team of parents assembling the costumes.

The production will open on Wednesday, March 9 and run through Sunday, March 13. Performances are 7 p.m. each evening, with a matinee at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 12 and Sunday, March 13. Tickets can be purchased online at www.seahawktheatreguild.org or at the door. The Box Office will open one hour to curtain. Cash, credit cards and checks are accepted. Contact www.seahawktheatreguildhhi@gmail.com for information about tickets.

 For more information or questions, contact Culpepper at 843-689-4997 or email harry.culpepper@beaufort.k12.sc.us.