The New Trier Performing Arts Division presents Bring It On! The Musical

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Approximate run time is 2 hours and 20 minutes, including a 15 minute intermission

Bring It On , the hit musical that tells the story of a cheerleading squad and their drive to win nationals while striving for equality, will be performed on Monday, Dec. 3 and Thursday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m.; Tuesday, Dec. 4, Wednesday, Dec. 5, and Friday, Dec. 7 at 4:30 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. in the Winnetka Campus McGee Theatre.

Campbell is a student at the very affluent Truman High School who leads her cheer squad when district lines are suddenly redrawn and she finds herself being transferred to the inner city school of Jackson High. There is no cheerleading at this school, and the extracurricular opportunities are sparse when compared with Truman. Campbell approaches the Dance Team at Jackson and tries to convince them to start a cheerleading squad. They are resistant, but when Campbell lies and says the winning team at Nationals is given college scholarships, the Jackson High students, seeing this as a path to be able to attend college, are in. As they prepare for Nationals and a competition with Truman High, Campbell has to get her team ready and keep her deception about the rewards for winning a secret. Along the way she learns about friendship, equality, and what it really means to be part of a team.

"The themes of Bring It On are complex and require nuance from student performers," Director Ryan Dunn said. "In addition, the incredible music by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Tom Kitt is very demanding. In working with this group of freshmen and sophomores, I have been so impressed at how they've not only risen to these challenges, but exceeded my expectations in every way. This show has been one of the most fun experiences I've ever had in directing, and I can't wait to share the energy and excitement we are having during rehearsals with a live audience."

Bring It On is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI ( www.MTIShows.com ). Music is by Tom Kitt and Lin-Manuel Miranda, lyrics are by Amanda Green and Lin-Manuel Miranda, and the Libretto is by Jeff Whitty.

CAST

Monday-Wednesday-Friday Cast:

Jasper Bickers, Katie Blasko, Charlotte Bokhof, Jasmine Clark, Isabella Cohen, Isabelle Cowan, Mila Cutler, Lizzy Embree, Abby Finch, Izzy Fischer, Kate Frohling, Bella Friedman, Lorenzo Galan, Sarah Jayne Gray, Robert Gosser, Joshua Grossman, Isabel Hajjar, Mia Hales, Jon Hanold, Isabel Hernandez, Alice Hu, Reed Jaberg, Katie Klaskin, Hope Kim, Claire Lesperence, Audrey Lolli, Frances Lyons, Jack Malmed, Zoe Malmed, Carter McDermott, Owen Merrill, Claire Miller, Sammy Obel, Julie Oelerich, Lidia Orta, Jennine Pono, Ericka Pugliese, Fiona Sack, Caroline Shaw, Davina Shin, Zoe Stein, Abby Stoeber, Ellie Zarch.

Tuesday-Thursday-Saturday Cast:

Vivian Adelman, Miguel Alano, Bella Baratta, Keira Botjer, Amelia Capretta, Lucie Cohen, Zoe Conlon, Sara Crosby, Lola Eiserman, Alex Felicione, Daniel Friedland, Lilly Gilbert, Lily Goldstein, Wynne Hague, Sophie Hamill, Sage Harper, Ethan Hoffman, Mary Huber, Meeghan Jakob, Bobby Johnson, Skye Jordan, Katie Kelly, Abbey Konosky, Naomi Kravitz, Charlotte Lahti, Isabel Mangum, Claire Miller, Anushka Nayak, Eddie Nayman, Sarah Olsen, Victor Pacucci, Elizabeth Payne, Charlie Plunkett, Sage Rohwer, Shayan Ramchandran, Trenton Rothbard, Elizabeth Stone, Amelia Tam, Brooklyn Tracy, Grace Traxler, Elsa Vieregg, Katie Weiss, Evie Wigdale, Gabi Zinman

Crew Members:

Alberto Ayerzano, Elijah Barker, Michael Caplan, Katherine Connolly, Ben Frydman, Lucy Gale, Cara Hall, Elizabeth Hoffines, Kirsten Krieman, Owen May, Reagan Maydew, Ben Morabito.

Rehearsal Assistants:

Cammi Avery, Lucy McDowell, Nikki Montenegro

Stage Manager:

Henry Blasingame

Pit Orchestra Members:

Liam Fagan - Guitar, Luke Karabas - Guitar, Nolan Kiser - Synthesizer, Lizzy Kulick - Bass, Maddox Eckert - Drums, Megan Hoffhines - Percussion, Celia Villacres - Synthesizer

Production Staff:

Ryan Dunn, Director; David Ladd, Music Director; Matt Temple, Orchestra Director; Celia Villacres, Accompanist; Anders Jacobson, Technical Director; Grover Hollway, Sound Designer; Sue Romanelli, Costumes/Props; Mo Ulicny, Graphic Designer