This past Saturday I had the surprise joy of seeing Bring it On: The Musical on Broadway. My friend and I had intended to see Newsies but it was sold out and Evita was too expensive so our third choice (really my third choice, as she wasn’t too sold on seeing it) was Bring it On. I was a huge fan of the first movie and some of the sequels were alright but I didn’t know what to think of the musical. I knew Lin-Manuel Miranda (In the Heights) and Tom Kitt (High Fidelity, Next to Normal) composed the music and they’re great, but at the same time it was a movie franchise of not-entirely-high quality being turned into a musical, so while I had high hopes I also had, shall we say, tempered expectations.
I was blown away by the show.